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 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.
Travelers on Sunday will be able to take a high-occupancy vehicle lane all the way from Gig Harbor to Seattle.
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.
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
Driving around from Gig Harbor to Seattle and taking a fast ferry from Southworth are comparable in cost and time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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