Region hitting 10 percent water reduction goal

In the last two weeks, the region has collectively cut back on its water use by 10 percent, hitting the goal set by Everett, Seattle and Tacoma. The three cities ask customers to please keep up their efforts to reduce water use.

After moving to the Voluntary Stage of their water shortage response plans Aug. 11, the three utilities asked customers to reduce their water use by 10 percent to stretch water supplies for people and fish to the rainy season. [Read more…]

Weekend closure scheduled for Tacoma-area ramps


TACOMA – Motorists are advised to plan ahead if their weekend adventures include going into downtown Tacoma from northbound Interstate 5. Beginning Friday, Aug. 28 at 11 p.m., three northbound I-5 exits in the area will close – two for the entire weekend, a third during overnight hours. The three affected ramps are scheduled to close as follows: [Read more…]

15-hour closure coming to southbound SR 167 in Puyallup; time-lapse of bridge move now posted

PUYALLUP – Puyallup-area drivers will encounter a 15-hour closure of southbound State Route 167 at the Puyallup River next weekend while crews continue work at the site of the SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge replacement project.

Both southbound SR 167 lanes will close at the river at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Signed detours will direct motorists around the closure until the southbound lanes reopen, scheduled for noon on Saturday, Aug. 22. During the closure, crews will drill shafts in preparation for installing a cantilevered roadway sign. [Read more…]