Council discusses trade slackening for Olympic Towne Center

Traffic is a regard to Gig Harbor residents — generally with a serve of new developments and selling centers such as a Olympic Towne Center off Olympic Drive.

To yield serve information to a public, Emily Appleton, comparison operative for a city, supposing an overview during Monday’s City Council assembly of a designed trade mitigations to cope with this serve to Gig Harbor’s selling options.

The growth has been in a city’s tube indication given a devise was initial submitted in 2008, with critical evaluations underway given Jul 2014, Appleton said.

The city concurrent with Pierce County and Washington State Department of Transportation to cruise trade impacts from state Route 16 and on county roads. The specific interchanges where additional trade impact was deliberate were during a intersections of Pt. Fosdick Drive/Olympic Drive, 32nd Avenue/Olympic Drive and 56th street/Olympic Drive.

Preliminary mitigations from WSDOT was to supplement a double-right choice during a eastward off-ramp from state Route 16 to Olympic Drive to discharge car backup.

Planned improvements from a city embody fluctuating 32nd Avenue to Olympic Drive, to bond with a existent light during a intersection of Olympic Drive/50th Street nearby a Good to Go office, that will concede a behind opening choice to Olympic Towne Center.

Other designed mitigations from a city are to supplement a right-turn-only line onto Pt. Fosdick Drive from eastward Olympic Drive, pardon adult dual center lanes for trade stability brazen onto a state Route 16 overpass.

Signal modifications during a Pt. Fosdick Drive/Olympic Drive will concede for some-more visit left spin lanes from Pt. Fosdick Drive onto Olympic Drive, streamer both easterly and west.

“There’s only a accumulation of opposite ways to get in there,” Appleton said. “I consider people will find a approach to get in there that will be their best tip way.”

Donkey Creek tree removal

A tiny works assent was authorized for a dismissal of dangerous alder trees in Donkey Creek Park.

Public Works Director Jeff Langhelm pronounced that a replanting and remitigation devise is in place with a planting of trees scheduled for after in a summer.

The trees were identified for dismissal since they are infirm and dangerous and benefaction a risk of entrance down on their own.

The agreement was awarded to Ron’s Stump Removal and Tree Service. Work is estimated to start 14 to 21 days from when a agreement was issued, Langhelm said.

Chamber of Commerce video

Warren Zimmerman, boss and CEO of a Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, presented a newest promotional video combined by a chamber.

The video is designed to yield serve information to businesses and people deliberation relocating their business to Gig Harbor.

“We’re unequivocally happy to uncover we this,” Zimmerman told a council. “We demeanour during this as a apparatus to paint a community.”

He combined that a video, as of Monday morning, had some-more than 3,000 views on a chamber’s website.

Boating Infrastructure Grant

Mayor Jill Guernsey updated a legislature on a city’s boating infrastructure extend application, now in swell with a assistance of a consultant.

A open conference and fortitude on a extend is scheduled for a subsequent City Council assembly on Apr 25.