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.

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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Fox Island Bridge maintenance work to require lane closures

Mar 08, 2024 | By:

Concrete girder repairs will result in single-lane closures with alternating traffic plus some short overnight total shutdowns.

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Eastbound Highway 16 to close over two nights near Purdy on Feb. 23, Feb. 24

Feb 21, 2024 | By:

Both eastbound and one westbound lane of Highway 16 will be closed near Purdy over the weekend for placement of support beams for a new bridge. The lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, to 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; and 9 p.m. Saturday to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. The eastbound

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State DOT explains why Wednesday’s Narrows Bridge repairs were an emergency

Feb 02, 2024 | By:

Emergency repairs to the old Tacoma Narrows Bridge backed up traffic to I-5 on Wednesday, Jan. 31, and left commuters wondering what the heck the state Department of Transportation was thinking. The agency explained its reasoning on Thursday. “We know a lot of people were frustrated. So what happened?” WSDOT wrote in a statement in

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State grants boost Gig Harbor road projects

Dec 26, 2023 | By:

The state Transportation Improvement Board awarded $1.1 million to help fund a stoplight at Wagner Way and Wollochet Drive, and is contributing $1.5 million to a shared-use path along Burnham Drive.

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Pierce Transit adding on-demand van service to Gig Harbor

Dec 14, 2023 | By:

The vans will take people from point to point anywhere within the zone and tie into bus routes. Service begins on March 31.

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Peninsula School District warns parents of temporary bus route cancelations

Dec 06, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: The Peninsula School District will offer excused absences and tardies to students delayed by bus route cancelations. An earlier version of this story misstated that fact. The Peninsula School District warned parents on Tuesday that as of Wednesday morning, their child’s bus route could be canceled for the day. They’d be notified by

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