Council Legislation

Proposed Ordinance No. 2023-52s3

Title: An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Adopting the 2024-2029 Transportation Improvement Program and 2024-2037 Fourteen-Year Ferry Program, Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington Sections 36.81.121, 36.81.122, 36.81.130, and 36.54.015, and Washington Administrative Code 136, Chapters 15 and 16; Finding that Each Project Contained in the Plan is a Public Necessity; and Adopting Findings of Fact.

Status: Passed

Sponsors: Councilmembers Ryan Mello

Final votes

November 21, 2023
Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye

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Public Comments

Name Date Comment
Rhett Briggs 10/18/23 3:50 PM There would be a number of benefits to our Best Buy Delivery Distribution Center if the Canyon Road Regional Connection Project were to go into effect. There would be significant reductions in transportation costs for shipping vendors, transportation partners, as well as employees who live in Fife and work in Spanaway. Not to mention the potential carbon emissions savings compared to the current method of travel to and from our facility. Additionally, there would be a efficiency gain in terms of time in transit from the port to our location and vice versa.
David Huang 10/19/23 9:53 AM There would be numerous benefits to our manufacturing facilities in Puyallup and Frederickson if the Canyon Road Regional Connection Project were to move forward. There would be significant reductions in transportation costs and emissions for vendors, transportation partners, as well as employees who live in and around our facilities.
Heather 10/20/23 12:03 PM I'm looking to bring attention to my intersection at 116th and C St. Too many accidents happen here and we would like to be included in the transportation improvement plan. It needs to be come a safer intersection. A man lost his life last week. There's been numerous accidents. Our vehicles have been hit in our driveways a couple of times. Now our neighbor had a car go through the side of his house. Also there are no crosswalks and very little street lights and there are many kids bus stops and buses turn here and also it is the main road the fire department uses to get through parkland. Yet we are the only through st across parkland that does not have a 4 way stop or a light at our intersection on C st. Please look into this!
Melissa Trahan 10/20/23 2:06 PM My dad was killed at the intersection of 116th street s and C street s. There’s no 4 way. No round about no street lights it’s pitch black. Maybe even there was a 4 way my dad wouldn’t have been killed by a driver running the stop sign. I have heard about many many accidents at this intersection. Please please look into this
Mackenzie Smith Ledet 10/24/23 9:34 AM James Hardie Building Products Inc. supports authorization and approval of the Canyon Road Regional Connection Project contained in Proposed Ordinance No. 2023-52. As one of the largest employers in Pierce County, James Hardie supports improvements to local infrastructure, ultimately resulting in transportation efficiencies and cost-savings, reduced emissions and environmental benefits, as highlighted by Pierce County in its information on the Canyon Road Regional Connection Project. James Hardie employs over 220 employees at our two facilities in Pierce County where we manufacture our James Hardie® fiber cement building products. We greatly appreciate the collaboration to improve the infrastructure in Pierce County that benefits the entire community.
Lori Curtis 10/28/23 10:58 AM The amount of development in Spanaway and south of that, with no changes in road capacity, is unfair and hurtful to residents in Parkland (especially zipcode 98444). There is a lack of north/south routes that go through. Therefore, C St South is a speedway. A St S and Park S are treated similarly, but are not as wide or accessible to Pacific Ave S. People use C to avoid the congestion and lights on Pacific Ave. Rush hour is particularly dangerous as many students wait on C St in the dark for school buses. Recently, I learned that a death occurred less than a 1/4 mile from my home due to one factor being high speed. I am particularly grieved by this news because I submitted the following to my council member on March 18, 2022. "I saw on Facebook that you are aware of the home on the curve of 113th and C St S that was driven through. What you might not be aware of is that I have been complaining to Scott Moeller Pierce County Traffic Engineer for 4+ years about the traffic speeds and traffic maneuvers/aggressive drivers on C between 112th and 121st. I have corresponded with him via phone and in person. People drive like it’s a four lane road passing each other aggressively in the parking lane. I have a picture of this. And I believe this contributes to part of the accidents for people making left-hand turns off side streets. He has done one speed test but nothing ever done after. I have witnessed a cat hit, witnessed a garbage bag carried by a homeless person hit, (both were crossing C) witnessed auto accidents and myself been a near miss of one. I do not agree that the speed limit should’ve been moved up to 30 mph in the past year or so. Scott says it makes no difference. The home at 117th and C also had their fence recently run over. If you drive by it is the brand new wood fence. I agree with increased protection for the house that was run through but the speeds on this road are high and during rush hour the drivers are quite aggressive, taking C to avoid Pacific Ave.” I also enclosed a map of all of the fences that have been hit between 112th and Garfield St in the last 2 years. My council member did respond to my request and even added me to a mailing list. No changes have been made to the road. I think some circular speed bumps installed every few blocks all the way across the road and a few speed humps would not be that costly. More costly would be a traffic circle. I have heard and read that residents are requesting the yellow blinking light be reinstalled on 116th and C St. In my opinion, only actual changes in structure and gradient will cause people to slow down and respect the neighborhoods in Parkland.