Public input needed for transportation study focusing on connectivity in south Pierce County

Online open house runs Dec. 1-16

PUYALLUP – People who live, work, play and commute through south Pierce County have an opportunity to provide feedback on a study focused on improving connectivity on multiple state highways.

The Washington State Department of Transportation has created an online open house focusing on opportunities for improving connectivity, safety and reducing delays for people who walk, bike, roll or drive on State Routes 7, 161, 162, 507, and major local roadways in the area.

Feedback will be accepted during the online open house starting today, Thursday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 16.

South Pierce Multimodal Connectivity Study online open house information

When: Thursday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 16, 2022


Details: Participants can provide feedback to identify issues, concerns and priorities that will assist with the development of the study and its strategies.

Access for participation

Free Wi-Fi access is available through the Pierce County Library System for people who wish to participate in the online open house but do not have broadband service:

  • Orting Library, 202 Washington Ave. S., Orting
  • Eatonville Library, 205 Center St. W., Eatonville
  • Graham Library, 9202 224th St. E., Graham
  • South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian Ave. E., South Hill
  • Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma
  • Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma
  • Tillicum Library, 14916 Washington Ave. SW, Lakewood
  • DuPont Library, 1540 Wilmington Drive, DuPont
  • Steilacoom Library, 2950 Steilacoom Blvd., Steilacoom

Additional Wi-Fi hotspots are available via the Washington State Department of Commerce website.

Slow down on ice and snow.

It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

Carry chains, practice installing them.

Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

Pack your winter car kit.

Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.