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Tag: state Route 167


Fife-Milton-Edgewood Chamber luncheon focuses on state Route 167 completion

The Fife-Milton-Edgewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting an informative luncheon about the state Route 167 project, according to a chamber press release.

The luncheon is at the Emerald Queen Casino 1-5 Bridge Nightclub on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. It will provide attendees who, what and why information related to the project, according to the release.

A coalition of business leaders and government officials have been pushing for state funding to connect state Route 167 with Interstate 5, one of many transportation issues that are on hold pending a special legislative session.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682


Milroy Bridge to close for inspection

The Milroy Bridge at 66th Avenue East and River Road will close for inspection from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, so crews can perform structural inspection and maintenance, according to a news release from Pierce County Public Works and Utilities.

The bridge, which crosses the Puyallup River, is inspected every other year as part of Pierce County’s bridge inspection program. Crews from Pierce County Public Works and the state Department of Transportation will inspect the structure’s condition for current and future maintenance needs, which requires special equipment that forces the road closure, according to the release.

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