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.

‘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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Cruisers car club all about ‘making friends and having fun’

Jun 29, 2022 | By:

The big Cruise the Narrows car show is coming up Aug. 6 at Uptown Plaza. The club hosts many other events, including cruise-ins, club tours or just driving around town.

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Borgen Boulevard repairs require weeklong closure of westbound lanes

Jun 16, 2022 | By:

All westbound lanes of Borgen Boulevard between Peacock Hill and Olympus Way will be closed for a week starting Friday, June 17, the city of Gig Harbor announced. During the

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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

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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

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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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