Extend new reduced speed limit on Hansville Road

The in basket: Steve Mackey says, “Recently the speed limit was
adjusted from 55 mph to 45 and 50 mph along Hansville (Road).
Just north of the Point No Point Casino and south of Ecology Lane (the road
to the transfer station) the northbound speed changes from 45 to 50
mph.
“I went into the Public Works office and suggested that they move the
signs to just north of Ecology Lane,” Steve said. But his suggestion was not accepted.
“I think the main reason for lowering the speed limits in the first place was for safety concerns,” he concluded. “Therefore, it would make sense to consider the safety of those performing the civic duty of recycling and not just those who were
going to gamble and drink at the … casino.”


The in basket: Steve Mackey says, “Recently the speed limit was
adjusted from 55 mph to 45 and 50 mph along Hansville (Road).
Just north of the Point No Point Casino and south of Ecology Lane (the road
to the transfer station) the northbound speed changes from 45 to 50
mph. The southbound speed changes respectively.
“I went into the Public Works office and suggested that they move the
signs to just north of Ecology Lane,” Steve said. “That way, traffic going to and
coming from the recycle center would be able to turn or pull out in
front of slower, 45 mph, traffic. Frequently, automobiles or trucks
with trailers can be seen trying to navigate traffic at that
intersection.”
But his suggestion was not accepted.
“I think the main reason for lowering the speed limits in the first place was for safety concerns,” he concluded. “Therefore, it would make sense to consider the safety of those performing the civic duty of recycling and not just those who were
going to gamble and drink at the … casino.”
The out basket: Jeff Shea of Kitsap County Public Works says the amount of development and number of approaches to Hansville Road both north and south of the casino contributed to their decision.
They found significantly less development north of where the speed limit drops than south of it.
“South of this location there are a couple of bigger road intersections, 288th and Little Boston, the casino, and the tribal store and gas station,” he said. “There are also a couple of multi-home developments, and several private residential approaches. As this area keeps developing, we may have to reevaluate the road.
“Next year a left-turn lane is slated to be constructed at both the casino and Ecology Road,” he added.

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