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City of Puyallup

What's This? Another Green Traffic Light?!


You may already have noticed some changes in the signal lights along Meridian and 3rd and 2nd Streets NE (aka “the bypass”). That’s because a few weeks ago, the city activated a new system which is designed to improve traffic flow by adjusting signal timings based on demand.

The ATS, or adaptive traffic system, monitors traffic volume and uses real-time data to respond to current traffic conditions. The system evaluates the data and adjusts the signals based on the most efficient way of allowing traffic to proceed.

In this way, the system is able to keep vehicles in motion with as few stops as possible. Side streets are served based on demand and only for as long as necessary—this means no more waiting at a red light for a pre-determined cycle to finish, despite a lack of oncoming traffic.

At each of the 17 affected intersections, pedestrians will now need to indicate their presence to the system by pushing the call button for a walk signal. After that’s done, the system will respond by activating the walk signal when it’s safe for someone to cross without disrupting traffic flow.

Well-coordinated traffic signals increase safety, cut down on emissions, and save time and fuel. Plus: More green lights make each day better!

PROPOSED NATURAL GAS
PIPELINE REPLACEMENT

Northwest Pipeline is preparing to replace over three miles of natural gas pipeline in Puyallup as part of a larger project. Check this map to determine if property you own, lease or rent is near the pipeline--if so, you may want to review the draft EIS and submit comments.

LIBRARY BOARD VACANCY
Are you a fan of the Puyallup Public Library? Interested in an opportunity to become a library representative & advocate in the community? Apply now for a volunteer position on the Puyallup Public Library Advisory Board! Click here for description and profile of the Library Board; view application on the Boards & Commissions page.

SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
SMOKE TESTING
Starting Monday, August 24th, the city will begin smoke testing the sanitary sewer system in the northeast and northwest areas to locate any broken lines. The smoke is blown into sewer lines and manholes, and exits from roof-mounted vent pipes. The smoke is non-toxic, leaves no residue, and creates no fire hazard. Email or call project manager Steve Carstens with any questions, 253-841-5597.

RFP- PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES
The City invites proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide Public Defender Services for the Puyallup Municipal Court. Please send or deliver proposals to the City Clerk's Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31st.

SOUTH MERIDIAN NIGHT OPERATIONS
Night operations on South Meridian will resume on Monday, August 31st to install permanent striping between 15th and 31st Avenues SE. The work will begin at 9 pm each evening and conclude by 6 am the following morning. The work is expected to be completed by the morning of Friday, September 4th, weather permitting.

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Planning Commission Meeting

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Brown Bag Lunch with J.A. Jance

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Play to Learn in the Community

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Play to Learn in the Community

Sep. 29th

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Toddler Treasures Storytime

Oct. 2nd

Join Miss Carol for stories, songs, rhymes, and sometimes a small craft, chosen to enhance Read More

Preschool Storytime

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