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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. Click here for the the Revised Detour 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.

Thank you to all who helped make this year's concert series such a success. Before planning begins for next year's concerts, we would appreciate your feedback through this brief Concert Survey. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's concerts!

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