Economic Development

Review State Route System

I suggest that the state transfer those SR’s (State Routes) that do not cross county lines to be transferred to the county jurisdiction. The state funds SR’s thru maintenance (DOT) as well as law enforcement (WSP). However SR’s are also covered by the local law enforcement. Why should a road that is only in one county be considered a state highway? For example SR 515 goes from Renton to Kent; why should that be funded ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

-5 votes
Active

Economic Development

Stop Wasting Money on Duplicate Truck Routes

Stop wasting money on costly damage to state highways caused by trucks taking convenience trips through city streets. I am specifically talking about towns like Cle Elum where the state pays millions of dollars on I-90 maintenance and then the City of Cle Elum erects signs encouraging trucks to leave the interstate and travel through Cle Elum for a distance of three miles two of which are State Highway 903. The state ...more »

Submitted by

Voting

13 votes
Active

Effective Government

Throwing taxpayer money down a (post) hole

I can't tell you how many times I've seen state roads and intersections with multiple signs - all on their own post. Seems like some of these could be consolidated on one pole. Does the road crew going out to put up a new sign even LOOK at the other posts in the same area? Guess it's another example that since they get paid by the hour, they'd rather put up a new one and waste more of our money.

Submitted by

Voting

18 votes
Active