Notices and Road Closure Information

Puget Sound Gateway Open Houses

Commuters, residents and businesses will have two opportunities to learn more about the first phase of the Puget Sound Gateway, a project that completes State Route 167 between Puyallup and Tacoma. The new highway segment is designed to enhance regional mobility and improve freight travel times and reliability.

The Washington State Department of Transportation will host two open houses in early March to detail the initial phase.

Event details

Puyallup Open House
5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3
Puyallup Activity Center
210 West Pioneer Avenue
Puyallup, WA 98371
(served by Pierce Transit Route 409)

Fife Open House
5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1
Fife Community Center
2111 54th Ave E
Fife, WA 98424
(Served by Pierce Transit route 501)

Both events present opportunities to talk with agency staff and provide input. No formal presentation will be provided; rather, attendees are free to come at their convenience during the two-hour event.

Methanol Plant (Port of Tacoma)

Northwest Innovation Works is proposing a new facility on 125-acres located at the Port of Tacoma. The $3.4B facility will convert natural gas into methanol for export to Asia. The City of Tacoma has issued an environmental Determination of Significance (DS)

Public Scoping Meetings: The second EIS Public Scoping Meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, in the 5th Floor Exhibit Hall at the City Convention Center, 1500 Broadway (speaker sign-up will begin at 5:00 pm; speakers will be called upon in order of sign-up).

**The Tuesday, Feb. 16 meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center ballroom (1500 Broadway). Doors will open at 5 p.m. for speaker sign-up and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.**

Initial City of Fife EIS Scoping Questions February 11, 2016

Scoping Comments Due by: March 4, 2016

For more information contact:
Shirley Schultz
City of Tacoma

Information is also posted at the project webpage at and

Segment of 20th Street East Closes for Two Years starting March 9, 2015

A segment of 20th Street East in Fife will close to all traffic around the clock for two years starting Monday, March 9. During that time, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will build a new northbound Interstate 5 bridge over the Puyallup River and a new northbound high-occupancy-vehicle lane, and make other improvements to I-5 between Portland Avenue in Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma Road in Fife.

Levee Road Traffic Revision

Emergency Drill Information

  • On the first Monday of each month at noon, Pierce County Emergency Management will test the 17 outdoor lahar warning sirens in the Puyallup River Valley.

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