Take the Backroads This Weekend

There’ll only be one eastbound lane of Highway 16 open this weekend at Burley-Olalla Road. DOT says when a similar closure happened in the other direction a few weeks ago, that it took as long as 30 minutes to get through there. I don’t remember that, but they say it could be even worse this time.  They’ll be paving a detour route that curves around the area where they’ll be building bridges. I go through there every day and they seem to be moving right along on the project.

I wonder if they’re allowed to pave in really cold weather, like they say it will be this weekend.

Anyway, if you’re heading to Gig Harbor or Tacoma, it’ll be a good time to hit the backroads. They’re more interesting than the highway, anyway.