Public Works Projects
Puyallup River Bridge Replacement - a WSDOT project
(WSDOT SR 167 also known as N. Meridian Bridge -1100 block of N. Meridian)
Project Information can be found at WSDOT project website
Completion date end of 2015
15th St. NW Storm Drain Extension
October 19, 2014-This project involves installation of 1,656 linear feet of 48-inch-diameter storm sewer main, vaults, catch basins and appurtenances, 1,563 linear feet of 8-inch-diameter sanitary sewer main, manholes and side sewer connections, 1,604 linear feet of 8-inch diameter water main, 16-inch diameter water main and water service connections; and roadway restoration including sidewalks, ramps, curb, gutter, driveways and hot mix asphalt roadway pavement as well as the installation of conduit wire, junction boxes, street lights, service cabinets and electrical service connections.
A contractor has been selected and construction will commence in early July 2014! This stormline will extend the 30 inch storm drain trunk on 15th between W. Pioneer, north to 4th Ave NW and provide a direct route to the Puyallup River for a significant portion of drainage in the Clarks Creek/Meeker Ditch drainage basin. Improvement of the stormline infrastructure will help reduce flooding in the downtown business and residential core.
October 10, 2014- Plans and specifications are complete; some additional right of way is necessary for the project.
39th Ave SE Overlay
October 10, 2014-The scope of improvements includes 39th Ave SE from just east of the 10th Street SE intersection to Shaw Road East and involves approximately 5,800 linear feet of roadway, 4,000 tons HMA, 1,300 square yards of traditional cement concrete for sidewalks, driveway approaches and curb ramps, 225 square yards of pervious cement concrete sidewalks, replacing existing, non-conforming curb ramps, and installation of video detection at existing signals.
The project is nearing completion.
39th Ave SW; 11th - 17th
October 10, 2014- The city has received a grant from the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) to widen 39th Ave SW to five lanes between 11th St SW to 17th St SW and the project is under design and right-of-way is being purchased.
The project will construct a center turn lane, two 11-foot wide vehicular travel lanes, (one each direction), two 16-foot wide joint use lanes, (one each direction), curb, gutter and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. Other project elements will include utility relocations, an enclosed storm sewer system, permeable sidewalks, street trees, stormwater mitigation facilities, illumination, modification of the 14th St SW traffic signal and a new traffic signal at 17th St SW.
October 10, 2014-On 39th Ave SE, from 10th St SE to Shaw road and funded entirely by two separate grants, the overlay will:
August 2014-The Meeker Creek Riparian and Stream Restoration Project will restore the western-most 1,000 linear feet of the 4,385-foot Meeker Creek to a natural, meandering stream channel as well as restore over 100,000 square feet of riparian area while creating floodplain storage. The project has recently received the final permit needed, an HPA from Fish & Wildlife, and will begin moving toward final plans. A public meeting will be held in September to review the progress with the public.
October 10, 2014-The Milwaukee Bridge was originally built in 1962 by Pierce County Public Works. This cast-in-place box girder bridge spans the Puyallup River at Milwaukee Ave NE and 5th Street NE in Puyallup. It has been determined the expected life span of the existing bridge is 10 years (+/-). Depending on the future bridge inspection results, closure of the bridge could be sooner than the expected 10 year life span.
In response to a request for proposal for funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the City now has an opportunity to take advantage of an 80% cost share, up to $10,000,000 grant from the FHWA.
To learn more about this bridge, replacement project, and potential funding read the Milwaukee Bridge Report (February 2013).
October 10, 2014-The improvements are needed to maintain adequate pressure and volumes for industrial water and domestic water services. The site has been purchased and graded in preparation for construction of the water tank. The conditional use permit was issued by the City of Edgewood. The design drawings of the steel tank and connecting water main are completed. The project will proceed when funds are available.
Pioneer Park Recreation Upgrades
Visit the new play equipment at Pioneer Park! The low-bid small works contractor, R & R Construction, worked efficiently to build the amazing new structure and have it ready for the July 23rd ribbon cutting.
The construction contract for the Kiwanis Kid's Spray Park at Pioneer Park was awarded to RS Underground, Inc. of Puyallup. Construction will be postponed until after the wading pool season ends (Labor Day) and The Fair construction restrictions lifted. The new spray park will open Memorial Day weekend, 2015. The existing wading pool will be removed after Labor Day, and the area sodded-over.
This project is replacing the wading pool and upgrading the playground equipment in Pioneer Park to meet current health and safety standards as well as meet the needs of the community. Public meetings have been held including Park, Recreation and Senior Advisory Board and City Council meetings. The City has received a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Puyallup to support construction of the new spray park to-be-named: Kiwanis Kids Spray Park at Pioneer Park.
October 10, 2014-More than 60 of Puyallup's alleys are impervious gravel-paved surfaces - contributing to stormwater pollution runoff including sediment, oils, and more. The Porous Alley Initiative concept started with funding from a Department of Ecology Capacity grant, allowing for two gravel alleys to be retrofitted with porous asphalt. These retrofits will reduce the volume of stormwater runoff and related pollutants as well as reduce annual maintenance requirements by City crews such as grading and re-graveling of the alleys. Public Works Engineering Stormwater Division staff are working on pre-design reports for the remaining alley locations identified for retrofit.
Puyallup River Outfalls
October 10, 2014-The Puyallup River Outfalls involves the installation of a TideFlex® Technologies CheckMate® Inline Check Valve at 12 separate outfall sites.
October 10, 2014-This upgrade, located in the 2800 blk of 5th Ave NE, will relocate the lift station across the street from the existing site and replace the ageing infrastructure with a larger wet-well and stand-by generator; staff is currently reviewing design options.
Treatment Plant Generator Upgrade & Flood Mitigation Improvement Project
October 10, 2014-Two existing 30 year old generators are in the process of being replaced at the Water Pollution Control Plant and at two separate pumping stations. The units range in size from 70 KW to 500 KW. The project is nearing completion.