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Public invited to open house to discuss US 101/Lynch Road improvements

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:14

Shari King, communications, 360-704-3270

SHELTON – The community is invited to an open house to discuss future improvements in the vicinity of the intersection of US 101 and Lynch Road.

During the open house, Washington State Department of Transportation staff will discuss the potential for future improvements using a “practical solutions” approach, which means defining the root cause of traffic issues at the intersection and identifying the most cost-effective means to address those issues.

Since the late 1990s, WSDOT has made numerous operational improvements to the intersection to reduce the potential for collisions. Improvements have included reducing the speed limit, installing a northbound deceleration lane to Lynch Road, eliminating the traffic movement from Kamilche Lane to Shelton, eliminating the northbound US 101 left turn to Kamilche Lane, installing rumble strips on mainline US 101, and restriping the median area. The result of those changes has been a steady reduction in collisions.

At the open house, several new concepts for operational improvements will be on display. WSDOT is seeking input on these concepts to determine which should be studied further. No presentation will occur, and participants are free to come and go at their leisure.

Open house information

  • What: US 101/Lynch Road Open House
  • When: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16
  • Where: Skookum Hall, 3480 Lynch Rd., Shelton

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