As Sumner traffic increases, I was very excited to secure state funding for the beginning phases of a widened Traffic Avenue bridge over Highway 410 in Sumner. This was one of my top priorities for the session.
Last week, the City of Sumner hosted an open house for residents and businesses to come meet with legislators and city officials to learn more about the project funding and timeline.
As Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow wrote in his weekly column in the Sumner Courier-Herald,
It’s really nice to see progress being made on the things that affect so many of us.
There’s no question that the Traffic Avenue/E Main/SR 410 interchange is a bottleneck that affects Sumner, Puyallup, commuters, freight mobility and even emergency services response.
The good news about so many people being affected at once is that funding can come from a variety of sources.
In this last State session, our legislators in both the 31st District (Sumner) and 25th District (Puyallup) really worked hard to get $300,000 in funding to help design the overpass and intersection changes that will remove that bottleneck.