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.

Westbound Highway 16 closed while police search for crash suspect

Mar 22, 2023 | By:

A wrong-way driver hit a car head-on near the Pierce-Kitsap county line and fled into the woods.

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Purdy highway work will impact parking at Peninsula High

Feb 22, 2023 | By:

After being held up by winter and supply chain issues, work is expected to begin in March on replacing a fish-blocking culvert under the Highway 302 spur in Purdy. During the work, the 302 spur will be closed around the clock for up to eight months while crews remove the old culvert and replace it

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Rotary transforming Wollochet onramp area from field to forest

Feb 02, 2023 | By:

Club members and helpers will plant trees and shrubs Saturday in a 3-acre field circled by the Wollochet Drive onramp to westbound Highway 16.

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State to resume collecting late fees for unpaid Narrows Bridge tolls

Dec 21, 2022 | By:

Late fees and civil penalties were suspended in July 2021 while a new Good To Go! system was installed. They’ll return on March 1. They can be avoided by paying tardy tolls before then.

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How Gig Harbor prioritizes its snow removal efforts

Dec 02, 2022 | By:

Winter came early this year, with snow and freezing temperatures arriving just days after Thanksgiving. More snow could fall this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The city of Gig Harbor Public Works Department has been busy for days, keeping streets clear and safe. When it snows or gets icy, the public works staff

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Fox Island group a model for disaster preparedness

Nov 17, 2022 | By:

There’s nothing like living on an island with a 68-year-old bridge to make you think, “What’s going to happen when The Big One hits?” Jim Braden and Doug Nelson have thought about this a lot. They and other members of the Fox Island Community and Recreation Association Emergency Response Organization have worked tirelessly to ensure the

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Purdy fish passage work delayed until spring

Nov 16, 2022 | By:

The fish passage project that will close the Highway 302 spur in Purdy has been postponed until early spring, weather permitting, according to state Transportation Department spokeswoman Cara Mitchell. A contractor for the state will swap out an old concrete box culvert for a 77-foot-long bridge where the creek goes under the highway and empties

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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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