The new Tehaleh Highway will greatly impact SR162

Heavy traffic near Seattle
School bus accident with bus in the ditch along SR162
Snow covered trees and historic building along SR162
  • New 4 lane highway to join SR162 by a roundabout
  • Adds 1000 cars per peak hour
  • 30,000 more vehicles per day
  • Currently at peak capacity
  • Commute hours to extend
  • #4 in State for collisions 
  • WSDOT Roundabouts?
  • WSDOT has no funding SR162 improvements
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  • Emergency services restricted
  • Highway access & egress
  • Roundabout dangers
  • Accident Increases
  • School childrens dangers
  • Threat to farming
  • Evacuation issues
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  • Major trucking corridor
  • Business access & egress
  • Farm to Market Corridor
  • Seasonal business restriction
  • Congestion impacts sales
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  • Threat to valley rural character
  • New highway light pollution
  • Roundabouts are paved circles
  • Farmland threatened by more traffic
  • Traffic noise pollution
  • Gridlocked traffic does not feel rural
  • Is Community Plan being ignored?
  • Alderton/McMillin Community Plan
  • LETS TALK SOLUTIONS
  • Traffic flow solutions
  • Access and Egress solutions
  • Emergency shoulder solutions
  • School children's safety solutions
  • SR410/SR162 interchange solutions
  • Valley lahar evacuation solution
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Intersection of SR162 and 410
View of Mt. Rainier up Tehaleh Highway
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Intersection of SR162 and 410
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WSDOT REQUESTED AND GOT THE GOVERNOR TO LINE ITEM VETO THE SECTION OF TRANSPORTATION BUDGET THAT CALLED WSDOT TO ADHERE TO THE EIS PROPOSED SIGNALLED INTERSECTION WHERE THE NEW TEHALEH HIGHWAY WILL INTERSECT WITH SR162.  WE THINK THAT A ROUNDABOUT AT THAT INTERSECTION WILL BE DISASTEROUS FOR COMMUTERS, BUSINESSES, FARMS, COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, AND VALLEY RESIDENTS. APPARENTLY THE WSDOT DOES NOT CONSIDER THOSE IMPACTS.

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