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Weight Restrictions implemented on Interlaaken Bridge

Jan. 4, 2024 New weight limit restrictions are in place for the Interlaaken Bridge that crosses over Lake Steilacoom. Vehicles that weigh over 6 tons are not permitted and will need to use an alternate route. Most personal vehicles are under 6 tons and will not be impacted by this change. The weight restriction is being imposed out of an …

A map showing the road closure on Hipkins Road SW and the detour route

Detour routes for Lakewood road closures

Dec. 11, 2023 The city saw its second road closure go into effect Dec. 11, 2023, for its latest road improvement project. The closure impacts Hipkins Road SW between Steilacoom Boulevard and its intersection with Angle Lane SW. A detour routes drivers from 104th Street SW, to the open section of Hipkins Road SW, to Angle Lane SW, to Elwood …

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Hipkins Road to close Dec. 11 for construction

Dec. 8, 2023 Road improvement work begins Monday, Dec. 11 on Hipkins Road. The road will close in segments so work can go faster. The first segment to close is between Angle Lane and Steilacoom Boulevard. The detour will route people around the closure using 104th Street, Hipkins, Angle Lane, Elwood Drive and Steilacoom Boulevard. The first part of the …

A group of people pose with Mayor Jason Whalen and Councilmember Trestin Lauricella at the ribbon cutting for Washington Boulevard in Lakewood, WA Nov. 22,2023

Washington Boulevard is open

Nov. 22, 2023 After more than two years of phased closures, Washington Boulevard reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon. The re-opening signifies a major milestone in the $23 million project. No more significant road closures are expected, however intermittent lane closures will occur as the project moves toward completion. The project is still a construction zone, so drivers are asked to …

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Union Avenue construction begins Monday

Sept. 8, 2023 The City of Lakewood is making pedestrian improvements along the southeast side of Union Avenue between Orchard and Spruce streets. The improvements include adding street lights, curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Lane closure begins Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 The northeast-bound lane will close during construction for the improvements to be installed. It is anticipated the project will take …

Road crews pave Washington Boulevard

Washington Boulevard gets paved

April 18, 2023 We’re crossing our fingers for more sunshine (or at least minimal rain) so that the paving on Washington Boulevard is completed this week. The paving will occur on the section that is currently closed. It is one of the last steps needed before this section of road can reopen. Here is the tentative paving schedule for this …