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South Hill rush hours just got worse. Shaw Road closure underway and work will take months

Shaw Road to close for construction of new center turn lane

The anticipated six-month closure of Shaw Road between 23rd Avenue and Manorwood Drive will begin in April as the city of Puyallup starts construction on a center left-turn lane meant to ease traffic congestion.
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The anticipated six-month closure of Shaw Road between 23rd Avenue and Manorwood Drive will begin in April as the city of Puyallup starts construction on a center left-turn lane meant to ease traffic congestion.

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.

"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.

Craig Hill: 253-597-8497
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