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City of Puyallup

Back to School Safety

Back-to-school season is here! While the start of a new school year can be an exciting time, it also brings notable changes in traffic patterns across the city. The Puyallup Police Department takes proactive measures each year to try and keep every Puyallup student safe as they walk, bike, or drive to school. Below, parents and student drivers can find helpful tips for navigating School Zones. You can find more information on our Back to School Safety Page or in the Puyallup Police Department’s School Zone Safety Brochure

What Is A School Zone?
A School Zone is a section of a roadway near a school or near a designated school crosswalk, which has a reduced speed limit of 20 MPH.

When Is A School Zone Active?
The School Zone speed limit of 20 MPH is only in effect during the time in which the flashers are operational.

Pickup and Drop off in School Zones

1.) Please use designated pickup/drop-off zones, whenever possible.

2.) If you walk your children into the school, find a legal parking space and use crosswalks and sidewalks when walking your child to the school door.

3.) Always unload children from the curbside door of your vehicle and never allow children to walk between parked vehicles where drivers cannot see them.

4.) Parents, children and other pedestrians should not cross in the middle of the street. Walk to the nearest intersection or crosswalk and follow the provided signage or direction of crossing guards.

5.) Be courteous, patient and cautious of other drivers, parents and children within the school zone.

For more safety tips & information, visit our Back To School Safety Page. You can also learn about Crosswalk Safety in the Puyallup Police Department’s School Zone Safety Brochure.

Construction work on 15th Street NW between W. Pioneer Ave & 4th Ave NW will continue from Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29. Access to 15th Street NW and Aylen Jr. High will be restricted to 4th Ave NW only. Detour signs, flaggers,and Variable Message Boards will be in use to direct drivers and those who wish to access the school. View parking information on the Public Works page.

7th Ave SW will remain closed on both sides of 5th St SW, for construction, from Tuesday, August 19 to Thursday, August 21st. Next week, 7th Ave will be closed again to continue construction work from Monday, August 25 to Thursday, August 28. The roads will remain closed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here to view traffic control plan.

2014 has been a great year in Puyallup so far and we have a lot to celebrate! City Manager Bill McDonald presents a progress-to-date report highlighting the City's progress and successes so far this year. Click here to view detailed report.

Puyallup Public Works is working hard to improve the city's streets and to make them safer. This citywide project includes installation of a new traffic signal at 7th Ave SW/5th St SW, LED street lighting along 7th Ave SW, and vehicular as well as pedestrian safety improvements at various locations. The project began on June 23 and is expected to take five months to complete. View a detailed map and list of construction site locations.

The Puyallup Community Connector Route 425 is a new bus route dedicated to serving downtown Puyallup and South Hill. The bus runs every 30 minutes, connecting Puyallup residents with shopping, recreation, local events, and medical facilities in Downtown Puyallup and South Hill. Throughout this summer season, residents will be able to ride the bus to and from Concerts in Park and the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Visit Pierce Transit’s Puyallup Connector page for more information.

Around Our Town

News & Announcements

Reading with a Doggie Friend

Aug. 23rd

Coach (a yellow lab) loves listening to a good book, maybe even more than taking a walk Read More

Discover Puyallup's History! Visit the Library's History Room

Aug. 23rd

History at your finger tips! The Puyallup Public Library is offering a program that opens Read More

City Council Study Session

Aug. 26th

The Puyallup City Council is scheduled to hold a study session on this day. City Read More

Planning Commission Meeting

Aug. 27th

The Planning Commission will be meeting at 6:30 p.m., and immediately recess into executive session Read More

Reading With A Doggie Friend

Aug. 27th

Frank, a mixed breed, loves to listen to a good book, maybe even more than Read More

Soecial Meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Senior Advisory Board

Aug. 28th

The Puyallup Parks, Recreation and Senior Advisory Board will conduct a special meeting to receive Read More

The Job Doctor

Aug. 28th

This 'drop-in' session will assist job seekers with resume review, mock interviewing and Read More

Reading with a Doggie Friend

Aug. 30th

Clover the Dalmatian, loves to listen to a good book, maybe even more Read More

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