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Encouraging pollinator activity at Scatter Creek Rest Area

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National Pollinator Week a great time to check in on progress being madeBy Ann Briggs

A couple years ago, we talked about our integrated vegetation management application as a method of aiding pollinators and encouraging a fitter ecosystem round our state highways.



One of the initiatives we highlighted at that point was our work round the Scatter Creek Rest Area on I-5 north of Centralia. By limiting mowing operations, we permit local crops return to type a meadow, offering habitat for local pollinators distinctive to that ecosystem.

With National Pollinator Week June 17-21, it is a nice time to verify in at the progress.



In September 2018, we planted 39 species of local crops in three seed mixes, with species overlap amongst the mixes. Our objective is to overview seed mixes and web web website guidance cures to decide which blend will establish pollinator-friendly plant conceal for use on roadsides and at construction sites.

We had a fairly chilly spring in 2019, adopted by way of …

The North Spokane Corridor - The puzzle fits

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By Ryan Overton

Imagine a international wherein Spokane has completed the North Spokane Corridor (NSC). Can you image it? For these that have lived in Spokane awhile, it’s difficult to imagine. Picture a puzzle it really is midway carried out but you're lacking one piece to whole the outer edge. After spending infinite hours searching for it, you lastly discover the piece at the floor! Connecting that one piece of the puzzle now sends you in a frenzy and also you end inside simply only a couple of minutes.

The NSC is like that puzzle. The first 5½ miles are the nearly-completed outer portion. Then we waited for that one lacking piece to entire the outer edge. And now the ready recreation is over. The piece has been positioned and the flurry of process is ready to opt for up.



Last week in our collection we touched at the historical past of the NSC. This week we appear at latest progress, the puzzle piece challenge which will open the flood gates for construction and the right way …

After several close calls we’re asking everyone to help us keep our workers and everyone on the road safe

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By Barbara LaBoe

The busy roadway construction season is nonetheless gearing up – and can in simple terms growth throughout summer season – yet we’ve already considered too many shut calls in our work zones.



In simply 28 days – from April 23 to May 15 – we had three work zone crashes. Each time, human being struck one in every of our truck fastened attenuators – huge accordion-like units hooked up to the again of a truck to take in a crash’s effect and defend crews up ahead. The TMAs did their process and shielded our crews, but that’s nonetheless method too many shut calls.



On April 23, a pick-up truck struck a TMA on northbound I-5 shut to DuPont. No team members have been hurt, however the pick-up driver was taken to the hospital complaining of pain.

On May 15 one other TMA was hit on State Route 16 close to Gig Harbor whereas operating with a highway sweeping crew. Our driver pulled ahead and honked the horn when he saw the different automobile failing to stop, however the TMA was…

Community forum kicks off planning for a new regional trail

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By Samantha DeMars-Hanson

Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail Route Analysis to plan implementation for the future trail connection

One of our keys to constructing and preserving a wholesome multimodal transportation gadget is creating secure infrastructure for everybody despite how they go with to get around.



That’s why we’re excited that efforts to grow a neighborhood bicycle and pedestrian path among Tacoma and Puyallup acquired a large increase with a Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail Route Analysis to verify three techniques for connecting the NULL cities. This connection will bridge a principal hole within the imaginative and prescient to create a broader Tahoma to Tacoma Regional Trail network.

Want to read more? Great! We’re co-hosting a public occasion from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 on the Pioneer Park Pavilion (330 S. Meridian in Puyallup).



The night will start with an casual open dwelling at 5:30 p.m. and can also contain a presentation from mayors Kim Roscoe of Fife an…