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Category: Gig Harbor


Gig Harbor drivers: Section of Artondale to close overnight

A section of Artondale Drive Northwest in Gig Harbor will close tonight so crews can repave the road.

The closure will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday and will stretch from Wollochet Drive Northwest to 500 feet west of the intersection.

Drivers can avoid the closure by turning onto 70th Avenue Northwest, turning left on 40th Street Northwest and continuing north on Wollochet Drive Northwest.


Key Peninsula boat launch at 72nd Street to close for 5 days starting Monday

Rehabilitation of the ramp at the 72nd Street boat launch near Long Branch on Key Peninsula South will close the structure from Sept. 24 to 28, according to Pierce County.

The project involves replacing the ramp’s concrete panels.

Alternative launch sites during the closure include A Street KPS in Home, Hall Road in Vaughn, and Randall Drive Northwest by Gig Harbor, according to Pierce County.


UPDATED: Lanes of SR 16 near Wollochet reopen after rollover

UPDATED at 2:03 p.m.

Both lanes of westbound state Route 16 near Wollochet are blocked this afternoon because of a crash, the state DOT reports.

Drivers are getting around the scene using the right shoulder.

Emergency responders are on the scene.

The Washington State Patrol reports that a utility truck rolled over. The crash should be cleared shortly, trooper Guy Gill tweeted just after 2 p.m.

UPDATED at 2:53 p.m.

All lanes have reopened.


2 lanes of westbound Narrows Bridge to close overnight for repairs

The two right lanes of westbound state Route 16 over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will close tonight as state Department of Transportation crews perform maintenance work on the road.

The lanes will be closed from 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) to 6 a.m. Wednesday. Crews will install steel shims to reinforce the roadway and repair a section of concrete.

The two left lanes will remain open to traffic, the DOT said in a news release.


Electronic toll lanes on SR 16 to be closed two nights this week

Crews will close all of the electronic toll lanes across the Narrows Bridge for two nights this week so upgraded readers can be installed.

The lanes will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8 p.m. each night to 4 a.m. the next morning. All vehicles will be detoured through the toll booths during the closures, the state DOT reports.

The upgrade will allow the readers to read the new and old Good to Go passes, DOT reports.

The on-ramp from 24th Street Northwest to eastbound state Route 16 in Gig Harbor will stay open during the closures.


ALL CLEAR: Car fire, crash cause problems for morning commuters on SR 16

The HOV lane of eastbound state Route 16 is blocked this morning as crews battle a car fire, the state DOT reports. Drivers are getting around the scene at Pearl Street using the right lane.

A secondary crash occurred just west of the care fire and is blocking the left lane, DOT reports.

Drivers are backed up to the Gig Harbor side of the Narrows Bridge.

UPDATE as of 8:50 a.m.: The car fire has been cleared. The secondary crash continues to block the HOV and left laned.

UPDATE as of 8:51 a.m.: The secondary crash has now been cleared.

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Drivers to be diverted through SR 16 toll plazas Thursday night

All drivers headed eastbound on state Route 16 from Gig Harbor to Tacoma will be routed through the toll plaza starting Thursday night for semi-annual maintenance.

The 24th Street on-ramp to eastbound SR 16 also will be closed during the maintenance.

The closures are expected to last from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.