Why was permeable pavement used to reconstruct Shaw Road?

Replacing impervious material with permeable pavement is a newer method of managing stormwater and its negative effects. Stormwater runoff includes both rain and water from other sources (e.g., landscape watering and home car washing). Stormwater absorbs pollutants such as oil, fertilizers and other chemicals from impervious surfaces such as rooftops, driveways, sidewalks and roads. The water is not treated, and most runoff is directed into the city’s storm system of drains, ditches and pipes and eventually discharged into local waterways. Some of our local waterways—Clarks Creek and the Puyallup River, to name two—are native salmon habitats.

Permeable pavement is an effective way to retain stormwater on-site and keep it from carrying toxic material into our waterways. Managing stormwater where it originates also helps reduce the chance of localized flooding.

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1. How will those on the east side of Shaw Road access our homes?
2. How does the City plan to address cut-through traffic in the neighborhoods?
3. When will my fence be removed and replaced?
4. How will customers of Creative Dry Storage access our stored items?
5. Why will this project cost so much, and take so long?
6. Can the timing of the signal at Military Road and SR162 be adjusted to accommodate increased volume while Shaw Road is closed?
7. Can the City install a temporary signal at 23rd/7th during this project?
8. Will Shaw Road have a middle turn lane between 23rd and Manorwood?
9. Is there enough roadway for two through lanes and the new center lane?
10. Why is the new Shaw Road “bumpy”?
11. Why was permeable pavement used to reconstruct Shaw Road?
12. Why are some of the new crossing signals not operational?
13. Is the new road more slippery or slick when wet?