Special Reports

GIG HARBOR: Tree clearing, barricade to be part of bridge work

Drivers on Highway 16 through Gig Harbor will see more tree clearing this week.

Tacoma Narrows Constructors has pushed forward the construction of a new westbound onramp at 24th Street Northwest. As a result, approximately eight acres of trees between the golf center and the weigh station will be removed.

Part of the cleared land will be used for a stormwater-retention pond, according to the Department of Transportation, and will be revegetated.

Also this week, DOT said to expect a barricade to be placed across 22nd Avenue Northwest. The barrier will remain through early fall, when the rebuilt 36th Street Northwest and 22nd Street Northwest on-ramp is finished.

Rob Carson, The News Tribune