The Town of Steilacoom has begun the largest infrastructure project in years and it may impact some bus routes. The Steilacoom Boulevard project starts at the Puyallup Street curve, extends through the “Tunnel of Trees” and then finishes at the edge of Town (Farwest Drive). The project consists of adding curb, gutter, sidewalks, bike lanes, utility replacement, retaining walls and an overlay for the length of the project. The estimated length of time to complete the project is 140 days, which would put completion in October.
At this time, the Town is anticipating closing the road from Puyallup Street to Madrona Point Lane starting May 13, 2019. Once school is out (June 14), the closure will extend to Hewitt Drive. Closing the road will allow the contractor to mobilize in the roadway and complete multiple tasks earlier.
The Town will be using electronic reader boards announcing traffic control and directional detours. Individuals will need to explore and use alternate routes eliminating Steilacoom Blvd from their commuting plans.
Friday May 10th, revised routes will be posted, effective Monday, May 13, 2019.