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Project closeout celebration and thank you lunch
April 22, 2010
Community members joined elected officials, law enforcement and representatives from WSDOT and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission for a lunch to close out the two-year safety corridor project.
WSDOT and WTSC representatives shared achievements ofthe project and talked about what's coming next. They thanked community members for their ongoing commitment to improving safety on US 2.
Washington State Patrol Captain Ken Ginnard presents volunteer Ray Coleman with the WSP Chief's Coin on behalf of WSP Chief John Batiste.
Ray Coleman was recognized for going above and beyond to help distribute traffic safety corridor materials along US 2 and for representing the corridor project at various festivals and community events. Ray received the WSP Chief's Coin in honor of his efforts.
Aaron "Beez" W. Aiken, Jr. Memorial Sign Unveiling
Sept. 28, 2009
In September 2009, we unveiled a memorial sign in memory of Aaron "Beez" Aiken, who was killed in a collision on US 2 on Sept. 19, 2005. Friends and family gathered along the highway for the unveiling ceremony.
The collision occurred at milepost 47.50, just west of the city of Skykomish. The drunk driver responsible for the collision was convicted and sentenced to the maximum sentence for vehicular homicide.
We installed memorial signs along both directions of US 2 near the site of the collision. The signs were installed at the family's request as part of our fatality memorial program (pdf 49 kb).
Electronic collision sign unveiling
Aug. 4, 2009
Members of the traffic safety corridor group helped unveil the second collision sign, located along westbound US 2 just east of Gold Bar. See more photos of the sign unveiling.
From left to right: Ray Coleman, Donna Strom, Gold Bar City Councilmember Jay Prueher, US 2 Safety Coalition Boardmember Mark Fallgatter, Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers, Monroe Mayor Donnetta Walser, US 2 Safety Coalition Chairman Fred Walser, State Rep. Kirk Pearson, and Al White.
Electronic collision sign unveiling
May 27, 2009
We unveiled the first electronic collision sign near Monroe on May 27. See more photos of the sign.
Dick O. Withee Memorial Sign Unveiling
Nov. 10, 2008
Friends and family gathered alongside US 2 for the unveiling ceremony. Dick O. Withee, of Gold Bar, died in a collision on US 2 between Snohomish and Monroe on Dec. 27, 2005.
The collision occurred near milepost 10, just west of Westwick Rd west of Monroe. A driver apparently under the influence of drugs crossed the centerline and struck the vehicle driven by Dick Withee.
As friends and family looked on, WSDOT crews uncovered the memorial sign in a small ceremony on Monday, Nov. 10. The sign was installed at the family's request as part of our fatality memorial program (pdf 49 kb).
Sultan/Gold Bar Night Out
Aug. 5, 2008
Traffic Safety Corridor project member Ray Coleman speaks with community members at the Sultan/Gold Bar Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 5.
US 2 Traffic Safety Corridor Public Meeting
March 25, 2008 - Monroe City Library, Monroe
WSDOT Snohomish Area Traffic Engineer Mike Swires presents the US 2 collision data package (pdf 2.2 mb) at the public kickoff meeting on March 25. More than 45 community members, local officials and agency representatives participated in the meeting. The next public meeting is tentatively scheduled for the end of April.
US 2 Traffic Safety Corridor Sign Unveiling
March 18, 2008 - River Park, Sultan
WSDOT Secretary Paula Hammond speaks with Monroe High School student Amber Carpenter before the event.
Community members, reporters and local and state officials gathered at the River Park Pavilion in Sultan to unveil the new US 2 traffic safety corridor signs.
House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Judy Clibborn talks about new funding for US 2.
A half-size version of the new traffic safety corridor sign.
Pictured from left to right: Rep. Clibborn, Secretary Hammond, WSP Chief John Batiste, WSP Captain Jim Lever, community member Tom Cock.
A news crew interviews Tom Cock, whose son died in a US 2 collision in December 2007.
Governor Gregoire's US 2 Traffic Safety Corridor Announcement
Oct. 8, 2007 - Everett
Governor Chris Gregoire announces that US 2 has been designated a traffic safety corridor. Governor Gregoire was joined by Washington Traffic Safety Commission Director Lowell Porter, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste, WSDOT Secretary Paula Hammond, Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Sommers, and Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon.
Governor Gregoire speaks with a reporter at the traffic safety corridor event.