128th St.E. - SR162 ROUNDABOUT
WHY IT WILL BE BLOCKING YOUR WAY
* Projected numbers from 2017 WSDOT approved study of 1925 vehicles per pm peak hour, but increases in current traffic base are greater now then expected. Increases at the time of the Tehaleh buildout were not provided but we can estimate a significant increase at that time.
ALL ROUNDABOUT PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS ACROSS SR162 ARE ON THE ORTING SIDE OF THE ROUNDABOUT
THAT MEANS ADDITIONAL DELAYS TO NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC FROM ORTING DUE TO THESE UNCONTROLLED PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS
FOOTHILLS TRAIL ACCESS FROM TEHALEH WILL MEAN MORE SR162 CROSSINGS
SIGNALED INTERSECTIONS PROVIDE SAFER, DEDICATED CROSSING TIMES
LET'S PICTURE YOUR PATH OF TRAVEL NORTH THROUGH THE PROPOSED ROUNDABOUT
FOLLOW YOUR PATH ON THE ABOVE PROPOSED ROUNDABOUT DRAWING STARTING FROM ORTING TO CONTINUE NORTH ON SR162
YOU MUST CROSS TWO LANES OF TRAFFIC WITHIN ONE QUARTER OF ROUNDABOUT
DO YOU BELIEVE THERE WILL BE "CONSIDERATE DRIVERS" WHO WILL LET YOU IN AFTER THEY HAVE SPENT CLOSE TO AN HOUR GETTING THIS FAR FROM SR410?
HOW FAR BACK TOWARD ORTING DO YOU THINK TRAFFIC WILL BACK UP?
YOUR ONLY WAY NORTH OUT OF ORTING HAS JUST BEEN RESTRICTED, BLOCKED!
THAT MEANS TRAVELING TOWARD SUMNER IN THE AFTERNOON WILL MIRROR YOUR MORNING COMMUTE TRAFFIC OR WORSE.
NOW DO YOU SEE WHY WE ARE AGAINST ROUNDABOUTS ON THE SR162 CORRIDOR???
NOW, CAN THERE BE A GREATER REASON TO GET YOUR CITY COUNCIL TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST ROUNDABOUTS ON SR162?
WE SURE COULD USE YOUR HELP
Contact your city council, mayor, city planners and tell them how you feel about this situation NOW.
If you reside south of Orting and currently use SR162 to connect with SR410 or Sumner you should contact WSDOT and the state legislators NOW
Contact information can be found on our PLEASE HELP page.
Thank you for your interest and taking the time to hear us out. We hope that we are in this TOGETHER.