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.

State asking who should get Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll reduction

Jun 15, 2022 | By:

Should the 75-cent rollback go only to two-axle vehicles, should all vehicles receive it or should vehicles with more axles get an even bigger break?

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Point Fosdick project evokes roads of yesteryear

Jun 13, 2022 | By:

The section of Point Fosdick Drive being resurfaced is probably more than 80 years old and part of former state Highway 14.

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Harborview Drive reopens in both directions

May 25, 2022 | By:

After nearly three months, traffic is flowing in both directions through downtown Gig Harbor. Harborview Drive, the city’s main drag, was closed in the southbound direction on Feb. 28 to resume construction of a $2.2 million roundabout at its intersection with Stinson Avenue. Drivers were diverted to a long detour via Borgen Boulevard and the

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Harborview-Stinson intersection re-opening ‘shortly’

May 19, 2022 | By:

Harborview Drive through downtown Gig Harbor will be reopening “shortly,” according to the city. The city announced via Facebook that the new roundabout is paved and the intersection will re-open to two-way traffic “this coming week.” Because such work can be weather-dependent, the exact date of the reopening is not known. Harborview, the city’s main

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Circle logic: Why Gig Harbor has so many roundabouts

May 19, 2022 | By:

Roundabouts are safer and decrease wait times, according to traffic engineers everywhere. Still, many drivers are not big fans.

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Summer trolley service suspended for lack of drivers

May 13, 2022 | By:

Pierce Transit doesn’t have the manpower to operate the trolley route, but the regular Gig Harbor bus route hits most of the same stops.

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Borgen Boulevard pavement repair becoming a bigger task

May 12, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council on Monday approved an emergency resolution to hasten repair of a section of Borgen Boulevard near Olympus Way that has been closed due to a pavement failure. Public Works Director Jeff Langhelm noted that crews have been attempting to repair the pavement since January. Recent rains worsened the condition of

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Contractor ‘on schedule’ for Harborview roundabout project

May 11, 2022 | By:

Two-way traffic at the Harborview Drive-Stinson Avenue roundabout construction project could reopen in the next few weeks. But a date can’t be announced yet because some of the work is weather-dependent, city of Gig Harbor spokeswoman Laura Pettitt said Tuesday. According to information to be presented to the City Council at a study session on

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Sunshine brightens outlook for Harborview Drive project

Apr 07, 2022 | By:

Thanks in part to this week’s sunshine, contractors are on track to get two-way traffic moving through the Harborview Drive-Stinson Avenue traffic circle project earlier than first expected, the city announced this week. If weather conditions continue to be favorable, and barring any ever-worrisome “unforeseen circumstances,” southbound drivers could be moving through the intersection again

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Pierce County Public Works to recommend replacing Fox Island Bridge

Mar 23, 2022 | By:

The future of the Fox Island Bridge became a little clearer this week, with the Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department disclosing that it has endorsed replacing the badly deteriorated structure rather than choosing the less costly, but shorter-lasting, refurbishment option. The department informed Gig Harbor Now that it will request funding in the

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