Gorst dip reported by vanpool driver

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.
The other two noticeable areas are only bumps, as yet…

“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.”

2 thoughts on “Gorst dip reported by vanpool driver

  1. There is an HOV lane somewhere in Gorst. I didn’t realize that. I thought the only “HOV” lane in that area was by the shipyard. Maybe I am wrong…

    1. The Westbound HOV lane of SR 304 between Charleston Beach Rd & SR 3 has multiple significant abnormalities that appear to be getting progressively worse. WSDOT should reassess the roadway.

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