About whether traffic avoiding tolls on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is adding to Belfair congestion, subject of the Nov, 9 Road Warrior, Claudia Cornish of the state bridge office says new traffic counts in Belfair have since been completed. “We found that there is less than a 1 percent increase in traffic volumes on SR 3, and that slight increase is primarily seen on Saturdays and Sundays,” she said.
And Vietnam War hero Bruce Crandall of Manchester, got a copy of the July 27 column discussing whether a street or road should be named after him. Bruce wrote, “First, I wish you to know that I would consider this a great honor. Having said that, I would also consider it an unnecessary burden to people who live on such a street, having to change all of their addresses etc. It would also seem unfair to whoever the street was named for originally. I wish to thank those who would consider giving me such an honor but think I have been honored as much in one life as a man deserves.”