|The in basket: Phil Crane, who says he drives a
van pool, writes, “For the last few months I’ve noticed some
changes in the road leading to the overpass toward Gorst.
“Just past the motorcycle dealer, HOV lane…the road is sagging
in a few spots…one spot has about a six inches depth in the
middle…the depressed area being about five feet in diameter.
“I’m wondering…will it take a full sink hole to develop before something is done out there.??”
The out basket: I have to say I had not noticed it before leaving the county for a time, but asked Claudia Bingham-Baker, spokeswoman for the Olympic Region of state highways, if they had.
She replied, “Our maintenance crews took a look at that roadway section and didn’t see anything particularly unusual. Closer to the area where the SR 16/SR 166/Anderson Hill Road fish culvert project was built, in the eastbound direction there are a couple of low spots and a bump coming off the newly-paved area. We have asked the contractor to repair that section of roadway, (but) it’s likely it won’t occur until warmer, drier weather next spring.”