PIERCE COLLEGE ENTRANCE CLOSURE
The Pierce College entrance on 39th St SE will be closed from Monday, August 4 to Wednesday August 6 for road improvement construction. Primary access to and from the college will be via the 7th Street SE entrance next to Bradley Lake Park. During the three-day closure, a temporary Pierce Transit bus stop will be established on 39th just east of the entrance.
NEW PUYALLUP BUS SERVICE
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.
CITYWIDE STREET IMPROVEMENTS
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.
PUYALLUP BRIDGE REPLACEMENT UPDATE
From the first three weeks in August, the right lane on SR 167 and loop roads under the bridge will be closed every night from Monday through Thursday. Construction work is expected to get noisy during this period. WSDOT will notify local residents. For more information or questions about the replacement project, visit WSDOT Puyallup River Bridge page.
NEW CITY POPULATION
According to the State Office of Financial Management (OFM), as of April 1, the official 2014 population of the City of Puyallup is 38,670. This represents an increase of almost 700 people from the OFM 2013 figure of 37,980.