Plan to Rumble on Hwy 20

Bonnie Johnson - Thursday, April 25, 2019
Plan to Rumble on Hwy 20

Highway 20 is undeniably one of the most scenic and beautiful drives to be found around. So beautiful that it’s hard to keep your eyes off of the snow capped vistas and on the road, unfortunately.

****

This Spring, contractor crews for WSDOT are preparing to install some safety upgrades along Hwy 20 in an effort to reduce collisions resulting from distracted or impaired drivers crossing the center line. Since 2014, thirteen collisions have occurred along the stretch East of Marblemount, five of which were head-on.
 
The forty-two mile stretch, from Marblemount to Granite Creek, will soon have centerline rumble strips milled to the surface. Per WSDOT, “When tires roll over the grooves that have been carved into the asphalt, they produce a loud rumbling noise. This alerts the driver to move back into their lane. Based on national research, these strips reduce the risk of head-on or opposite direction collisions by 21-25%.”
 
Work on the improvements will kick off next Monday, on April 29th, and are expected to last about a month. WSDOT warns that while Hwy 20 will never be closed in its entirety, expect lane reductions and delays from 5am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
 
Similarly, Island County residents can expect their very own strips, from about Lunz Road to the new Miller-Gibralter roundabout by Howard’s corner on Hwy 20. The highway there will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers and pilot cars alternating traffic at night, from 8pm to 6:30am, Sunday night through Thursday nights.

 

 

Image courtesy of wsdotblog.blogspot.com

 


Tags

Marysville Pilchuck Dagmar's Marina Marysville Getchell Popcorn in the Park Mount Vernon USO Ellensburg rodeo skagit WSDOT Arlington Marysville Habitat for Humanity polygraph Gabe Maggio Health Navy DUI Show Everett PD Recruitment WW2 Silver Lake, Washington Casino Road Initiative Olympics Ana Perdomo USS Ralph Johnson Kla Ha Ya Days Boating Season Cascade Bicycle Club Sky Valley La Conner Carl Gibson Senior Center Granite Falls biking Funko Highway 2 Trestle country music Students History Paine Field Aviation Day Lineup Paine Field Startup DC Maury Eskenazi Boating ronald mcdonald house Coastal Community Bank IPO Everett Fire Department Everett Metro Plan Smoke alarms Legion Bluff Bethany Batman Cassie Franklin KRKO ChildStrive Washington State University Broadway JJ Harrison Rotary of Port Pardner community Mayor Cassie Franklin Monte Cristo Everett Historic Theatre Rucker band USS Sampson Skagit County News Jet City Jacob Hilkin Everett Naval Base Darrington Harry Potter Marvel Everett Transit Monroe Everett Community College Everett Library Edmonds Weather Team USA Rotary of Arlington Grand Opening Lakewood Flying Heritage Bayside Bikes Glacier Peak Everett Archery Elders Everett Police Department Girls on the Run Snohomish Rotary of Port Gardner Everett High School Gym Tim Hunter Jim Creek Everett News rodeo Marysville Fire Department Snohomish Interview fire Arts racing wildlife Legion Park Memorial Day Beer and wine auction Tankfest Lake Stevens Nathan Senff Lowell Legion Kayla Lemmon Nascar

Archive