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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Reminder: "NW" Directional Project Goes Into Effect on September 30

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Effective on September 30, 2019, addresses in the Gig Harbor city limits will no longer contain the “NW” directional designator.

The City of Gig Harbor is in the final stages of implementing these modifications to ensure they are in compliance with the Next Gen 911 standards. Over 4,700 notices have been sent out throughout the course of the project starting in June to parcel owners and surrounding community. Other agencies notified by the City throughout the process included but were not limited to:  the United State Postal Service, state agencies, GPS carriers and Pierce County.


The City is encouraging all those affected by this modification to commence making their changes, if they have not done so yet, to their address as well as notifying any billers or other contacts (please visit the City’s website for a full list of contacts to notify). The United State Postal Service will continue to deliver mail for approximately one year after the effective date of September 30, 2019.


The City is currently in the process of updating street signage to reflect this modification with anticipated changes to be completed by early 2020. The WSDOT is tasked with making all highway changes in accordance with their schedule.


The public can learn more about the “NW Directional Project” by visiting https://www.cityofgigharbor.net/682/NW-Directional-Project; by calling 253.851.6170; or via email at ghnwproject@cityofgigharbor.net.  Project Contact: Helia Johnstonghnwproject@cityofgigharbor.net

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