Corner cutters in front of CK High

The in basket: John Blackwell writes about the intersection in front of CK High where Anderson Hill and Bucklin Hill roads meet.
” I use this intersection on average about 10-20 times per day,” he said.
“Each day I come to this intersection, I narrowly miss
having a head-on collision because of the cars coming down from
Anderson Hill turning left onto Bucklin Hill. The cars turning left
there repeatedly cut the corner and narrowly miss the
cars going up the hill towards Anderson Hill.
“There is going to be a wreck there soon if this doesn’t get resolved.


The in basket: John Blackwell, who works for Central Kitsap schools, writes about the intersection in front of CK High where Anderson Hill and Bucklin Hill roads meet.
” I use this intersection on average about 10-20 times per day,” he said. “A few years ago,
when the new (traffic signal) was put in at this intersection, the road was
striped in a guiding way as you make your left turn from Anderson
Hill to Bucklin Hill. Each summer, when the county re-stripes the
roads, they usually re-stripe this intersection but, this summer it
was skipped.
“Each day I come to this intersection, I narrowly miss
having a head-on collision because of the cars coming down from
Anderson Hill turning left onto Bucklin Hill. The cars turning left
there repeatedly cut the corner and narrowly miss the
cars going up the hill towards Anderson Hill.
“At times we have to
slam on our brakes and even run up on the curb to avoid (them),” John said. “There is going to be a wreck there soon if this doesn’t get resolved. If the county could go back and re-stripe that turn or better yet, install some road-turtles, that would take care of it. In my opinion, the turtles would be a much better idea since they would last longer and not fade.
“When school starts, there is going to be a tremendous amount of
traffic and the chances of an accident are going to be high! ” he wrote.
The out basket: Doug Bear of Kitsap County Public Works said the corrective work was scheduled for yesterday or today, so it may already be completed.
He said John is mistaken about the annual restriping of that intersection. The county uses white thermoplastic there, the product you also see turn arrows and stop bars made of. It has a four to eight year life span, but lasts only about three years in front of the school, presumably because of the corner cutters John describes. It was last restored there three years ago, Doug said.

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