Transportation

From tolls on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to improvements to roads causing traffic jams, Gig Harbor Now reporters stay on top of issues that affect getting where you’re going.

Narrows Bridge lanes will be closed over Father’s Day weekend

Jun 10, 2024 | By:

Two lanes of the westbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge will close for repairs over Father’s Day weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Monday. The two right lanes of the 1950-built bridge will close at 4 a.m. Saturday, June 15 and reopen at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16. The ramp from Jackson Avenue in Tacoma

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Gig Harbor trolley running Thursdays, Saturdays again

May 29, 2024 | By:

A driver shortage will continue to limit Pierce Transit trolley service, but the streetcar-looking buses will be available for the farmer’s market and weekend tourists.

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All Narrows Bridge lanes open again

May 16, 2024 | By:

All westbound lanes of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge re-opened Thursday morning, the Washington state Department of Transportation announced. Two westbound lanes closed Monday for emergency repairs, causing long backups. Traffic was especially difficult during afternoon hours, with some drivers reporting hours-long commutes home to Gig Harbor from Tacoma. WSDOT discovered a problem in an expansion

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Water main project could cause traffic snarls on Soundview this summer

May 16, 2024 | By:

Drivers who use Soundview Drive, Olympic Drive or Hollycroft Street will see disruptions this summer as the city of Gig Harbor replaces more than a mile of water main. The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday unanimously approved four contracts that will fix water main problems in the area. The projects include replacing an existing

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Bridge lanes to remain closed at least through Thursday

May 14, 2024 | By:

Two westbound lanes of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will remain closed through at least Thursday for emergency repairs, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. WSDOT closed the two lanes Monday afternoon after crews found a problem with an expansion joint. Traffic backups stretched well into Tacoma during the afternoon commute Tuesday. WSDOT crews

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Expect westbound Narrows Bridge lane closures for multiple days, WSDOT warns

May 13, 2024 | By:

The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning that around-the-clock closure of some westbound lanes of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge could be “in place multiple days.” The department announced the need to close the two right lanes on the westbound (toward Gig Harbor) bridge on Monday afternoon for emergency repairs. Crews need to repair an

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Purdy paving to begin Sunday night

Apr 11, 2024 | By:

Drivers leaving and entering Purdy will be detoured via the Highway 16-Burnham Drive interchange for a couple weeks. The work will occur at night.

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Pierce Transit debuts door-to-door, on-demand van service

Apr 02, 2024 | By:

Runner van service costs the same as the bus and is limited to destinations within the Gig Harbor city limits.

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolling could creep into 2033

Mar 28, 2024 | By:

Three of the past four annual reports project that increasing insurance and operating costs could extend tolls a few months beyond their anticipated removal date.

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Gig Harbor plans $2 million roundabout at 56th Street and 38th Avenue

Mar 14, 2024 | By:

Many people living near the junction of 56th Street NW and 38th Avenue NW, at the western edge of Gig Harbor city limits, have been there long enough to remember when it was a country crossroads. Traffic at this spot is not bad now. But when city officials look at the intersection in light of

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