333 S. Meridian, 2nd Floor
Puyallup, WA 98371
Tel: (253) 841-5568 Fax: (253) 840-6678
The City of Puyallup Engineering Services Division serves the needs of the citizens of Puyallup by providing professional engineering services to the community.
The Traffic Engineering Division within Engineering Services is responsible for transportation review of new developments, traffic signal operations, review of signage and striping, traffic counts, and neighborhood traffic calming programs.
The divisions are dedicated to providing a professional environment with a high level of responsiveness to our citizens, developers, and consultants. Importance is placed on protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of our neighborhoods, providing a safe and reliable transportation system for all, and improving the quality of life for our residents and visitors.
The goal of the Engineering Services Division is to actively promote the community’s economic development and quality of life by providing thorough, accurate and timely review of project permit applications and maintaining an exceptional permit application process that is clear, concise and consistent.
On May 1st, WSDOT will start construction to replace the existing SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge with a with a new two lane structure. The new structure will be built to current engineering and seismic standards with wider shoulder, lanes, and an 8-foot sidewalk.
These lane closures are needed to install temporary piles for the elevated work platform that will span 2nd Street NE and the pedestrian path on the southern river bank. The piles will be installed using a vibratory hammer, then will be “proofed” to ensure they are at proper load bearing using an impact hammer. The vibratory work should occur the first few nights, then the pile driving will take place the following night. WSDOT will notify local residents of the pile work the first three weeks of August. More information can be found at the WSDOT project website at ww.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr167/puyallupriverbridge.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delegated permit authority to state environmental agencies. In Washington, the NPDES delegated permit authority is the Washington State Department of Ecology.
The City of Puyallup has been designated as a Phase II community and is required to comply with Ecology's Phase II NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit. Therefore, the City has adopted new regulations from the 2005 Ecology Stormwater Management Manual.
The Development Review team is devoted to ensure that development within the City of Puyallup meets current city codes and development standards. To accomplish this goal they are involved in all types and phases of development within the City, providing technical project review and assistance throughout the construction of a project.
Colleen Harris, Engineering Services Manager (253) 841-5491
Mark Higginson, P.E. (253) 841-5559
Dan Handa, P.E. (253) 841-5498
Sanjeev Tandle, P.E., P.T.O.E. (253) 841-5591
The City of Puyallup Design Standards for Public Works Engineering and Construction has been prepared to provide a graphic and written representation of minimum standards for construction of public improvements within the public right-of-way, easements, city property and on private property relating to utilities which are connected to the basic city utility system. The application of this manual has been coordinated with the latest edition of the Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction, published by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the American Public Works Association.
This manual was compiled by staff of the Engineering Services Division representing years of field and design experience. The intent is to achieve maximum uniformity of engineering and construction practices within the City of Puyallup.
Please check Table of Contents for detail revision dates.