The new Tehaleh Highway will greatly impact SR162

Heavy traffic near Seattle
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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
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  • 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
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Intersection of SR162 and 410
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STATE BUDGET INCLUDES FUNDING WITH CAVEAT

THEY HAVE FUNDED $1 MILLION FOR SR162/SR410 INTERCHANGE DESIGN AND RIGHT-0F-WAY PROJECT TO IMPROVE THAT INTERCHANGE.  BUT THIS IS TIED TO THE REDISTRIBUTION OF $50 MILLION OF STATE FUNDS TO ANOTHER UNRELATED STATE PROJECT BY JUNE 2019.  NOT LIKELY.  IT DID HOWEVER ACKNOWLEDGE THE NEED TO IMPROVE CORRIDOR INTERCHANGE WHICH WE WILL BUILD ON FOR NEXT SESSION.

STATE BUDGET DICTATES TO WSDOT

REQUIRING THEM TO SUPPORT THE PIERCE COUNTY SR162/128TH ST INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDED AND PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE ISSUED IN THE MAY 3, 2018 SEIS. 

THIS SEIS RECOMMENDS SIGNALS OVER ROUNDABOUTS.  

Thank you for your letter and email efforts that have most definately payed off.  Thanks to the response of State and County lawmakers for hearing our pleas. 

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