The South Hill community, an area already known for heavy traffic, has been bracing for this day for several months.
Thursday morning, a section of Shaw Road that experiences more that 16,000 vehicle trips per day is closing for six-eight months. The closure for road work will force those vehicles to find other routes, including notoriously busy Meridian Avenue.
"Please plan on adding a few minutes to your commute tomorrow as we all learn to navigate our way around the closure," Puyallup Police tweeted Wednesday.
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"Getting from 'Before' to 'After' will take some time, and we appreciate your patience as we work to deliver a quality project," the city posted on its website.