WSDOT installed high-tension cable median barrier on State Route 8 from Elma to US 101. The installation of this barrier is part of WSDOT’s commitment to safety.
Our goal is to help prevent the worst kind of collisions - head-on collisions caused by drivers crossing the median and entering oncoming traffic.
Cable barrier significantly reduces the number of fatal and disabling accidents.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official’s (AASHTO) benefit/cost analysis of cable median barrier showed such projects to be among the highest benefit safety investments to prevent fatal and disabling accidents.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT thanks the people of Grays Harbor County for their patience during the construction, and thanks drivers for giving crews 'a brake' in the work zone.
This project was funded from the following sources:
- 2009 Federal Stimulus (ARRA) - $1,500,000
- Federal Funds (NHS)- $97,971
- State Funds - $47,980
Total Funding From All Sources - $ 1,645,951
WSDOT Aberdeen Project Office
Scott Ireland, Project Engineer
4801 Olympic Highway
Aberdeen, WA 98520
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