Public Works Projects
November 22, 2013 - Intended to add property value and aid redevelopment, this grant funded project construction started May 23, 2013! The improvements include utility, sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, ADA access, and road improvements on 3rd Street SW between 4th Ave SW and West Main.
November 22, 2013-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. The plans have been completed and the city will pursue construction of the project when funding becomes available.
November 22, 2013- Plans and specifications are complete; some additional right of way is necessary for the project.
39th Ave SW; 11th - 17th
November 22, 2013- 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.
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.
November 22, 2013- On 39th Ave SE, from 10th St SE to Shaw road and funded entirely by two separate grants, the overlay will:
November 22, 2013-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.
November 22, 2013-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).
November 22, 2013-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
November 22, 2013-The City is underway on this project to replace the wading pool and upgrade the playground equipment in Pioneer Park to meet current health and safety standards as well as meet the needs of the community. Bruce Dees & Associates was selected through an RFP process as the best-fit firm to complete the design phase. The first Public Meeting at the Parks, Recreation, and Senior Advisory Board meeting took place 10/07/2013. A second meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2013 at 5pm, during the regular Park Board Meeting.
November 22, 2013-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 have begun evaluation and planning for the alleys to be replaced.
Rail Road Crossing Rehabilitations
November 22, 2013-The City of Puyallup and BNSF Railway have been working to rehabilitate railroad crossings. The rehabilitation process involves removal of the asphalt crossing approaches and replacing them with specialized concrete, which provides a more durable crossing surface with better access for BNSF track maintenance. The last crossing to be rehabilitated is the crossing at 7th St NW which will occur in 2014.
Temporary pedestrian access will be provided during this period. Detour signs will be posted for motorists.
For additional information, please contact City of Puyallup Associate Engineer, Patrick Sheehy at 253-841-5499 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 22, 2013-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
November 22, 2013-Two existing 30 year old generators are to be replaced at the Water Pollution Control Plant and two are proposed to be replaced at two separate pumping stations. The units range in size from 70 KW to 500 KW.