The in basket: Jackie Monsaas would like to see a green arrow signal installed to allow cars on Viking Way northbound at Lindvig to turn without stopping while cars are making the left turn from westbound Lindvig and there is no cross traffic to worry about.
The in basket: Dan Godeke asks, “What is going on with the new
road that links Seventh Avenue to Forest Rock (in Poulsbo)?
“The road has been paved, all the marking have been painted on the road and all the signage is in place. The curbs and sidewalks are even done but the road is still closed.
The in basket: Dave Dahlke of South Kitsap asks about last year’s widening of Mile Hill Drive, “Why was the southwestern signal pole installed so close to the road and California Avenue? Why didn’t the county include a right-turn lane onto California Avenue, as there is at the Woods Road intersection?”
The in basket: The uproar over the new single point urban interchange, as it’s called, in Silverdale, has been so intense it has even surpassed reader and driver anger over the center barrier the state had built on Highway 303 from south of McWilliams Road to north of Fairgrounds Road a few years ago. I wondered if accident patterns since its construction have justified its construction.
The in basket: Lloyd Wisniewski e-mailed last August to say, “A few weeks ago there was an item in your column about why DOT wouldn’t put up a road sign for the Hood Canal Bridge, which had something to do with the bridge not being a ‘destination’. Why, then, as you pass through Gorst is there a big sign about the new Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge? ”
The in basket: Mike Siefer of Hansville asks, succinctly, “What’s happening with the road construction or the lack of construction on Bond and Highway 305. Nobody’s there.”
The in basket: Dick Boughner of North Kitsap has noticed some “water over roadway” signs on Little Boston Road’s northern leg and wonders why Kitsap County didn’t correct the problem when it widened and straightened that part of the road a few years back.
The in basket: A reader whose name I’ve lost, if she ever
provided it, wrote on the Road Warrior blog at kitsapsun.com in
December to say, “My fiancee just got pulled over in our Camaro
here in Tacoma for not having a front license plate. (The officer)
issued us a $124 ticket, and also cited us $550 for no
“We have 15 days to try to fix it and they will change it to a warning,” she said, “but I don’t know where we can get a new plate in that amount of time.”
The in basket: When the roadside “Click it or Ticket” signs warning of the requirement that vehicle occupants must wear a seat belt began having the words “Day and Night” added to them, I was amused and wondered what problem that was intended to solve. Were their drivers who thought the law didn’t apply at night, or that the police couldn’t see that they were unbelted when it’s dark?
The in basket: Persistent come-ons from strangers trying to sell
you extended vehicle warrantees have been getting a lot of
I asked the state Department of Licensing if such information is public and available to purveyors of such harassment.