A map showing the detour route into Fort Steilacoom Park while the main entrance is closed. Cars should travel from Steilacoom Boulevard down Hipkins Road to North Way, then up Elwood Drive and enter the park off Elwood from a temporary entrance.

Change coming to entrance of Fort Steilacoom Park

May 26, 2023 Due to the road improvement work going on around the entrance to Fort Steilacoom Park, the city had to build a temporary entrance to the park. The entrance will be altered again on May 30, 2023. Visitors to Fort Steilacoom Park will now need to take Hipkins Road to North Way and then Elwood Drive and enter …

A map showing the upcoming closure of the entrance to Fort Steilacoom Park and Dresden Lane, Elwood Drive and 87th Ave. The closure is May 15 to July 14, 2023 for a road improvement project.

Road closures in Lakewood starting May 15, 2023

May 15, 2023 This morning the city closed 87th Avenue, Dresden Lane and Elwood Drive all near the entrance to Fort Steilacoom Park for a road improvement project. A new, temporary entrance to Fort Steilacoom Park will be built. This entrance will allow access from 87th Avenue directly south of Steilacoom Boulevard. The road closure remains in place until mid-July. The roads …

A detour map outlining upcoming road closures of Washington Boulevard in Lakewood, WA

Next Washington Boulevard detour begins soon

April 24, 2023 The road improvement project on Washington Boulevard remains ahead of schedule. The city’s contractor expects to remove the road closures of Vernon Avenue and Washington Boulevard between its intersection with Edgewood Drive and Vernon Avenue on the evening of Wednesday, April 26. The four-way stop at Kenwood Drive will be replaced with a two-way stop intersection. The …

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 …

Looking down Edgewood Avenue at Washington Boulevard at the road construction completed.

Washington Boulevard construction update: Nov. 23, 2022

Despite the heavy rains this week, the city’s contractor was able to get the top lift of asphalt along Edgewood Avenue and the western portion of Washington Boulevard done. They were also able to place the base lift of asphalt along Washington Boulevard between Edgewood and Vernon avenues. Next week crews will be out doing driveway paving, landscape restoration, permanent …