The Washington Department of Transportation has proposed some major changes to traffic patterns on the congested stretch of Meridian Street between Horton Road and Interstate 5.
If these proposals come to pass, they will force some of us to adjust our routes to critical sources of burgers and fries, and local collision repair shops may notice a dropoff in business. But why be so negative? Decide for yourself.
Highlights, as proposed:
- Eliminate northbound left turns onto Telegraph Road
- Remove center turn lane
- Widen turning radius at the northbound Meridian off-ramp so trucks can navigate the turn more smoothly.
There is much more.
If the proposals clear the final public comment phase, construction would not begin until spring 2013.
Here’s the WSDOT web page dealing with the project. You can read the full 45-page document explaining it all, or the handy four-page summary.
This is more of a Jared transportation blog thing, but he didn’t trust me with the transpo blog password.