Glenwood Road block wall could be made safer, says readerAugust 9th, 2012 by travis baker
The in basket: Howard Highland of South Kitsap writes, “I live near the end of Glenwood Road (where) there is a big block wall and a stop sign. So far, we have lost two young boys on this wall.
“The county has done nothing so slow the impact of the cars hitting this wall,” he said. “It seems to me barrels filled with water could help to save a life.
“I would love to see something done to stop the impact and save a few young boys,” he concluded.
I asked Kitsap County Public Works if they are aware of the deaths and about the practicality of Mr. Highland’s suggestion.
The out basket: Jeff Shea, county traffic engineer, says, “We are aware of the fatalities at this location. During the last five years, the only collision at that location is that fatality collision.
“Safety improvements are expensive, and we use the limited funds available in areas where there is a history of collisions, and where improvements reduce the frequency of collisions. The severity of this single accident, while tragic, was not a result of safety concerns at this location.
“We continue to review collision histories to ensure safety improvements are made in areas that need them most,” Jeff said.