Highway 3 south of Gorst to get rumble strip soon

The in basket: Jack Egbert e-mailed to say, “The editorial cartoon in a recent Kitsap Sun featured the terrible accident reputation of Highway 3 between Gorst and Belfair.

“Why has the state not installed a ‘rumble strip’ down the center line like it has done from Belfair to Shelton and other accident-prone two-lane highways with higher speed limits?” Jack asked.  “The ‘rumble strip’ alerts the driver when crossing the center line and would be an improved safety feature.  This strip would also make the reflectors last longer.”

The out basket: A timely question. Lisa Copeland of the Olympic Region of state highways says nearly seven miles of that stretch of highway will get the center line rumble strip in the next few months.

“The project was awarded this week to Apply-a-Line, Inc. and (work) will take place in late summer/early fall,” she said.



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