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Temporary Highway 3 repair said to have made things worse

November 27th, 2013 by travis baker

The in basket: Lee Hanson and John Pearson both say the temporary repair of the depression in the outside lane of southbound Highway 3 just north of the Kitsap Way interchange made it worse, not better.

Duke Stryker, head of state highway maintenance crews here, said in October that a culvert under the highway there was damaged in last November’s heavy rainstorm and that permanent repair would have to wait until next year. But they’d due a temporary repair in the meantime, he said.

The out basket: I didn’t drive over the depression before the temporary work was done, but have now. I can’t say it’s much of a disruption, at least not in my 2013 Malibu.

Claudia Bingham-Baker of the Olympic Region state highway information office, says, “Our maintenance crews are keeping an eye on SR 3 at the location your readers mentioned. We will re-patch the area when we see more settling.”

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One Response to “Temporary Highway 3 repair said to have made things worse”

  1. Denis Says:

    Funny, I drive that route far more frequently than I care to, and still don’t know where the problem is.

    What am I missing? My old cars (the oldest is 66, the newest 13)) have no problems at 60 plus a bit.

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