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.

Soil sample drilling to slow traffic on 38th Avenue

Oct 04, 2022 | By:

Soil sampling is part of the design phase, which will continue into next summer. Construction to to add bike lanes on both sides of the street and a sidewalk, planter strip and lighting on the east side will occur in 2024.

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Carpool lane project completed after 22 years

Aug 26, 2022 | By:

Travelers on Sunday will be able to take a high-occupancy vehicle lane all the way from Gig Harbor to Seattle.

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State approves 75-cent bridge toll reduction; more for big rigs

Aug 23, 2022 | By:

After the state Legislature provided $13 million per year to reduce Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls, the Transportation Commission decided the spread the savings around to vehicles big and small.

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Highway 302 closure at Minter Creek extended until Aug. 23

Aug 19, 2022 | By:

Highway 302 at Little Minter Creek will remain closed four extra days. Complications during installation of a new culvert will delay the reopening of a section of Highway 302 on

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Southworth fast ferry offers alternative to driving to downtown Seattle

Aug 18, 2022 | By:

Driving around from Gig Harbor to Seattle and taking a fast ferry from Southworth are comparable in cost and time.

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Fish passage project to temporarily shift traffic on Highway 16

Aug 10, 2022 | By:

Work will begin soon on a 3-year effort to replace 44-year-old pipes that carry Purdy Creek under Highway 16. A third culvert will be replaced under the Highway 302 Spur in Purdy. And a complete closure of Highway 302 for the Little Minter Creek culvert project begins Thursday.

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Port Orchard man dies in crash near Purdy

Jul 21, 2022 | By:

The 34-year-old man was a passenger in a car whose driver fell asleep and went into a ditch, according to the State Patrol.

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Culvert projects starting next week will cause Highway 302 traffic disruptions

Jul 19, 2022 | By:

Projects to replace fish-blocking culverts for Little Minter and Purdy creeks will bring alternating traffic, detours and lane shifting to Highway 302, the Highway 302 spur and Highway 16.

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‘New’ Tacoma Narrows Bridge turns 15 years old

Jul 15, 2022 | By:

A crowd of 50,000 turned out on July 15, 2007, to celebrate the amazing engineering feat despite their chagrin about paying tolls for the next 30 years to pay for it.

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County discusses Fox Island bridge replacement, repair project at community meeting

Jul 01, 2022 | By:

Islanders, who would be shouldering much of the cost of a new or renovated bridge, were most concerned about funding, but those details won’t be known until later.

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