Project Alert: Night Work on SR410 Weds. May 4 & Thurs. May 5

Construction SignCrews plan overnight work on the SR 410 & Veterans Memorial Drive E intersection project on Wednesday, May 4 from 11 pm to 5:30 am and on and Thursday, May 5 from 11pm to 5:30 am for installation of new traffic signals. Continue reading

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May 2016 Traffic Emphasis – Click It Or Ticket

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The Bonney Lake Police Department’s Traffic Emphasis of the Month for May 2016 is “Click It Or Ticket”. Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for seat belt and child safety seat violations.

Click it or Ticket - Courtesy NHTSASeatbelts Save Lives:

  • Wearing a seat belt decreases the chance of dying or being seriously injured in a collision by about 70 percent.
  • Regardless of the vehicle, seat belts save lives — In 2011, NHTSA statistics show that 21,253 occupants of passenger cars, trucks, vans and SUVs were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide— and 52 percent were NOT wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes.
  • Teens and young adults are at higher risk — Among young adult passenger vehicle occupants, ages 18 to 34, who were killed in crashes, 64 percent were not buckled up—the highest percentage of any age group. The number jumps to 66 percent when only men in this age group are included.
  • The numbers change, the facts don’t — 53 percent of the 121,507 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed on our roadways from 2007-2011 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes, according to NHTSA. Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

Failure to wear or properly wear a seatbelt while driving is a traffic infraction with a fine imposed in the amount of $136.00.  Failure to use the appropriate child safety seat for children under the age of 8 is a traffic infraction with a fine imposed in the amount of $136.00.

Bonney Lake Police Officers for the month of May 2016 will impose a no tolerance policy on these violations and will be issuing traffic infractions in an attempt to reduce injuries and deaths that result from motor vehicle collisions.

Download the Traffic Emphasis Flyer:
http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/UserFiles/File/Government_Downloads/Police/traffic/2016-05_TrafficEmphasis.pdf

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BLPD – Crime Prevention Tip of the Month

The Crime Prevention Tip of the Month from your Bonney Lake Police Department covers Personal Safety.

Find Crime Statistics at www.citybonneylake.org/police – look for the Crime Analysis link.

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TRAFFIC ALERT – ROAD (LANE) CLOSURE TODAY

Today, Tuesday, April 26- there will be a single lane closure WB SR410 (Main St to Veterans). The lane is scheduled to close from 11am – 2pm.

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What Does the City of Bonney Lake Look Like In the Future to YOU?

Do you have concerns or desires regarding the future of Bonney Lake? The City has developed an online commenting tool to gather public input on the future planning four  subareas of the City:  Lake Tapps (Allan Yorke Park Area), Downtown, Midtown, Eastown.  The tool is available at the following link:  http://communityremarks.com/BonneyLake/.  The location of the centers are also illustrated on the comment tool.  The City wants to hear about your concerns, desires, and aspiration for the future of these four areas.  Please take a moment and help direct the future of your City.

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Join us Saturday Apr. 23 for Parks & Arbor Day, Free Shredathon & Free Bulb Recycling in Bonney Lake!

2016_ParksAppreciationJoin neighbors & residents from around Pierce County to clean up local parks and public spaces for the annual Parks Appreciation Day / Arbor Day event this Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Midtown Park (entrance behind Fred Meyer & Regal Cinemas).

Shred EventFREE Shredathon and Fluorescent Bulb Recycling will also be held on Saturday from 10am to Noon, alongside the Parks Appreciation Day event!

For information on these and other events around Bonney Lake visit www.citybonneylake.org/events

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WSDOT Update: White River Bridge now open to all traffic!

WSDOT just sent us an update that the SR 410 White River bridge is now open to all traffic. It reopened at 12:05 p.m., earlier than the planned 5 p.m. reopening. Please note crews are still picking up the detour signs.

Original post: http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/cityblog/?p=6164

WSDOT Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR410/410-101-bridge-repair/default.htm

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Is your kit legit? Make sure your pets are licensed!

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Did you know that whether your dog or cat is an inside pet or is an outside pet or both, you still need to have them licensed? Yep, it’s the law.

Metro Animal Services serves several cities, including Bonney Lake (those outside city limits pls see Pierce County).

You can license your furry friend online at www.metroanimalservices.org under the “License My Pet” tab, or in person at the Bonney Lake Justice & Municipal Center, 2nd floor (9002 Main St E, next door to the library).

 

 

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WSDOT announces SR410 White River Bridge to reopen 3 days early

From WSDOT: The SR410 White River Bridge between Enumclaw and Buckley will reopen to traffic three days earlier than originally planned following a full closure for permanent repair work. The bridge will reopen at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.WSDOT Continue reading

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BLPD reminds residents – temps are rising, don’t leave children or pets inside vehicles!

temperatureReminders from the Bonney Lake Police Department:

Vehicle interiors can overheat in a few minutes when the sun is out. Please do not leave pets inside vehicles, even for a few moments.

Risking their life, health or safety is not worth it. Violations could result in your pet being removed from the vehicle and a citation issued as well.

Questions? Call the BLPD (non-emergency) at 253-863-2218. In the case of a life or safety emergency, always call 9-1-1.

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