The in basket: One of the more humbling experiences I’ve had as the Road Warrior occurred several years ago at the Lone Rock Community Club when I shared the dais with Dusty Wiley of Kitsap County Public Works. We both supposedly were traffic experts.
The in basket: Complaints about the new alignment of the Provost
Road/Anderson Hill Road intersection west of Silverdale, with no
right turn lane being added on eastbound Anderson Hill, started to
come in in September, when Linda Akerman e-mailed the Road Warrior
blog about it. “The public made a right hand turn lane there on the
gravel/dirt before the construction started on the new building
being built there,” she said. “We need that right turn lane.”
Soon, Sharon OHara, Gary Allen, Mike Kendall and Rod Renfrow, plus Bob Hoag of the Central Kitsap Community Council, weighed in with the same opinion.
The in basket: It appears to me that the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge’s car deck is a good 10 feet higher than that on the existing bridge. The bridge engineers have alerted reporters in several previous instances that the initial appearance of some bridge components would change as the work progresses. I asked if this is another such instance.
The in basket: Bill Rowe writes to say, “I travel on Long Lake
Road often. When I travel south toward Sedgwick, I
must stop before crossing or making the right turn. Quite often as I turn right onto Sedgwick, I have to wait for a car that is making a left turn onto Sedgwick.
“Doesn’t the left-turn driver (have to) yield to the driver
making the right turn?” Bill asks.