Public Works Projects
March 27, 2014 - This project is under construction. The water main and all associated services will be replaced on 4th Ave SE between 10th St SE and 13th St SE. The roadway will remain open to local traffic at all times.
March 27, 2014-This project is out to bid. 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.
March 27, 2017- Plans and specifications are complete; some additional right of way is necessary for the project.
39th Ave SW; 11th - 17th
March 27, 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.
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.
March 27, 2014-This project is out to bid. On 39th Ave SE, from 10th St SE to Shaw road and funded entirely by two separate grants, the overlay will:
March 27, 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.
March 27, 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).
March 27, 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
March 27, 2014-Permits have been submitted to Tacoma Pierce County Health Department for plan review of the new spray park. Once the permits have been received, the City will proceed with the bid process to select a contractor for the project.
This project will 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. Public meetings have been held including Park, Recreation and Senior Advisory Board and City Council meetings. The project is currently 90% designed, and is in the permitting stage. Construction is anticipated for April-July 2014. 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.
March 27, 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.
Rail Road Crossing Rehabilitations
March 27, 2014-The last crossing to be rehabilitated is the crossing at 7th St NW which will occur in 2014. 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.
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 email@example.com
March 27, 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
March 27, 2014-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.