On the road: An afternoon with Ardena Gale residents

During our community outreach through the Fall of 2021, several residents of the Ardena Gale Mobile Home Park asked how the Canyon Road Regional Connection Project would affect the people who live there, most of whom are seniors. So the project team hit the road to meet with Ardena Gale residents on a sunny Saturday in November.

The new bridge connecting to 70th Avenue East will affect the Ardena Gale entrance, and the new 74th Avenue East will border Ardena Gale when the project is complete.

Over four hours, approximately 40 residents stopped by our outdoor booth on the property to learn about the project and ask questions about the timeline, road changes, construction impacts, noise, and more.

This was the first time in nearly two years that the project team has held an in-person event and it was a beautiful day to be out in the community. Thank you to the Ardena Gale Mobile Home Park residents for being so welcoming!

If you would like to request a Canyon Road Regional Connection Project update for your neighborhood, please email us at canyonroadconnection@piercecountywa.gov.



What’s your vision for active transportation?

Pierce County’s active transportation system serves pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, and others who travel by human-powered means. These users need options to get around that are safe, connected, and easy to access.

Increasing our active transportation options and uses in Pierce County is good for the environment, makes our neighborhoods more livable and accessible, lowers our transportation costs, and decreases traffic.

The Canyon Road Regional Connection Project, for example, will add over seven miles of sidewalks and pathways and create more access points for people using active transportation. We’re also building a suspended shared-use pathway under the new Puyallup River bridge, which will replace the Milroy Bridge. The best part about this is that it’s totally separated from car and truck traffic for a much more comfortable ride. It also creates a new non-motorized connection between unincorporated Pierce County and the City of Fife.

Take our Active Transportation Survey!
We want to hear how you use active transportation to get around unincorporated Pierce County! Visit www.piercecountywa.gov/active to take our survey in English, Spanish, Russian or Korean by Dec. 20. Your feedback will help us develop our Active Transportation Plan!