State knows about Highway 166 settling


One of you readers mentioned in the comments to my Tracyton Beach Road story earlier this week that Highway 166, the road between Port Orchard and Gorst, is settling. I called WSDOT’s Claudia Bingham-Baker and she asked the maintenance crew to take a look at it. Here’s the photo they snapped.

She says they’re aware of it and plan to level and patch the road this summer.

I don’t know if this is related to the mudslides along there that would close the highway almost annually. It took several years, but the state seemed to get that under control.