Mudslide on 166 causes delays (and thoughts of highway’s name)March 14th, 2011 by Chris Henry
12:15 a.m. today (Monday, March 14): Plans for delays if you’re heading to or from Port Orchard on Highway 166 (that highway that goes along Beach Drive). Washington State Department of Transportation notified us at 11:55 a.m. of the slide in the eastbound lane at milepost 1.2. WSDOT Maintence is on the scene. One-way, alternating traffic has been established in the westbound lane.
Despite the rainy weather we’ve had this winter, the hillside above the highway, which received a major fix from WSDOT, has held pretty well … until now.
The news prompted talk in the newsroom of whether there’s a name for the highway, other than Highway 166 or “that road that goes along the water heading into Port Orchard.” What do you call that road (other than a few choice names when mudslides happen)?