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.

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

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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

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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

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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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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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