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Glimpse the future: WSDOT to present design options for Puget Sound Gateway Program

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:27

Emily Mannetti, communications, 206-462-6358

FIFE – North Pierce County community members, commuters and other interested people are invited to learn more about the Puget Sound Gateway Program at an open house Tuesday, April 18.

The Washington State Department of Transportation will provide information about the latest plans for the State Route 167 portion of the Gateway, which will be constructed in phases during the next 14 years. Whereas last year’s open house introduced the program to the community, this open house will provide a look at design options and the potential effects on properties.

The Puget Sound Gateway Program comprises two projects—along SR 167 and SR 509—that improve freight mobility and relieve traffic congestion. Once completed, the projects will extend SR 167 from Meridian Avenue in Puyallup to Interstate 5 in Tacoma, improve freight travel times and reliability, improve access to the Port of Tacoma, and enhance regional mobility and safety.

Event details

Public open house

5–8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 (presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.)

Fife High School, 5616 20th Street East

The open house is an opportunity to talk with agency staff and provide input on design features. Attendees are welcome to come and go during the three-hour event. 

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