Steilacoom Blvd between Weller and Custer (project webpage) will restrict to a single lane in either direction beginning next week. Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) will move large utility poles to accommodate our roadway, sidewalk, and streetlight improvements. Utility work is expected to continue until Labor Day.
To the South, the first phase of the JBLM North Access project is set to begin. Crews will begin working on Gravelly Lake Drive between Nyanza and Veterans to start. In mid-June, that section of roadway will close completely to thru traffic until next February. Local access will be permitted from the north end of the closure at the Veterans intersection.
Three other projects have already been completed in 2021. Improvements to Veterans Drive, and Onyx Drive are complete. Lakewood Drive will undergo final striping next week, which will conclude the project. Work on 111th/112th is progressing quickly and the road may reopen to traffic soon
Johanna Chestnutt says
What is the best way to go to the VA Hospital on Tues June 1st ?
Jim, City of Lakewood says
Good morning, I hope I’m not too late. Veterans will actually remain open until mid-June now, they delayed the closure. You should not be interrupted this morning.
After mid-June, you’ll just need to go up Nyanza and around the lake to get to the VA hospital. It will add about 5 minutes to your trip.
This is going to blow. 9 months of useless construction projects just so they don’t have to pay to up keep traffic lights. Traffic is already terrible enough
KM Hills says
Weller never intersects with Steilacoom BLVD so do you mean Fairway DR SW?