Around Town

Launching Girders

The bridge project took a huge step forward with the placement of three girders.  The “bridge” you’ve been seeing across the White River is actually a temporary bridge. Giant girders were trucked into Sumner from the Port of Tacoma and in the middle of the night were put into place Read more…

Around Town

Virtual Open House: Manufacturing Area

The Cities of Sumner and Pacific are jointly creating a Subarea Plan for the Sumner-Pacific Manufacturing and Industrial Center (MIC), approximately 2,100 acres in the two cities with over 14,000 regional jobs. This plan will explore strategies for enhancements, improvements, and future planning. It also helps obtain designation from the Read more…

Around Town

Community Crime Map

Did you know that you can always look up Sumner Police cases and incidents online?  Through LexisNexis Community Crime Map, you just follow these easy steps: Accept their terms & conditions Type in your address for find “WA – Sumner” on the drop -down menu Customize the kinds of cases Read more…

Transportation

WSDOT Ramp Closure Off SR 162

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is repaving four miles of SR 162 (Valley Avenue/Orting Highway) from the SR 410 interchange in Sumner to 96th Street East. WSDOT will also be doing bridge repairs and improving curb ramps around the interchange. Work begins July 17 and is expected to Read more…

Transportation

Road Closure at 16th St & Bonney Ave

From August 7-18, we’ll need to close the intersection at 16th Street and Bonney Avenue in all directions, including sidewalks.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we need to do work on the sewage lift station at Seibenthaler Park, and need the intersection for bypass pumping until the work is Read more…

Transportation

Chip-Sealing Underway

The City of Sumner’s contractors are chip sealing Thompson Street from SR 410 to Cherry Avenue and 63rd Street Court East, east of Parker Road (areas shown in orange below).  Work is expected to start on Wednesday. This process adds a new layer to roads, greatly extending their functional life.  Read more…

Transportation

Distracted Driving

No More Excuses. Beginning July 23, 2017, it will be against the law for Washington drivers to use hand-held cell phones while they are driving. This includes all electronic devices, even tablets, laptops and video games. Tickets for driving while using hand-held electronics will go on your record and be reported to Read more…

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Bridge Construction Schedule

As you’ll see if you drive by, construction is in full swing for the new bridge! Here’s an overview of the construction schedule.  Of course, this schedule is dependent on weather, rivers, fish…, so please continue to watch for updates on this site or follow us on Twitter @CityofSumnerWA for Read more…

Regional Issues

10 Ways to Reduce Car Prowl Risk

Believe it or not, there are fair-weather criminals.  Every year, as soon as the weather starts getting nicer, we see an increase in property crimes of opportunity such as car prowls.  While nothing is a guarantee, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. These are great tips Read more…