University Place will close parts of three city streets to general traffic during June’s U.S. Open, including Grandview Drive West along the east side of Chambers Bay golf course, officials announced this week.
Detour routes will be marked to divert drivers who usually take Grandview. A total of 89 residents whose only access to their homes is off Grandview will receive passes that allow them to continue to use the street, said Gary Cooper, public works director for University Place.
City officials will deliver those passes by hand next month.
Otherwise, Grandview will be restricted to official U.S. Open traffic, including fan shuttles, from the evening of June 14 until June 22. The restrictions will be in place 24 hours per day.
City and United States Golf Association officials agreed to close Grandview and parts of two other streets as a “safety issue and a security issue,” Cooper said.
The closures are:• Cirque Drive West between Bristonwood Drive West and Grandview.
• Grandview between 48th Street/Bristonwood and 64th Street West.
• 64th Street West between Chambers Creek Road West and Grandview.
City officials are warning residents to expect traffic congestion in other parts of the city during the U.S. Open, which runs June 15-21.
University Place already has announced parking restrictions in neighborhoods closest to the golf course and banned food trucks and aerial drones in city air space during the month of June.
In neighboring Steilacoom, the Town Council last week also banned the flying of drones above the town during the month of June. The council also adopted parking restrictions for June, limiting to two hours parking in much of the town’s historic district and “on any street or road within town that is not signed otherwise,” records show.