SR 16 Olympic Drive Overpass Work Begins Aug. 4

GIG HARBOR – Work to repair the State Route 16 Olympic Drive overpass starts next week. The overpass was struck and damaged by an over-height load in 2013.

Beginning Monday, August 4, motorists will encounter weeknight single-lane closures on west and eastbound SR 16 approaching Olympic Drive NW, and on Olympic Drive NW itself. For the first few weeks, construction crews will install temporary striping, guardrail and signs.

The westbound SR 16 lane closures are scheduled Monday through Friday, August 4-8, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Eastbound SR 16 lane closures are scheduled for the same nights between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. Olympic Drive NW itself will be reduced to two lanes, one lane in each direction, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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90/94 Challenge

I-90/94 Challenge:  5,681 Miles, Four Days, Zero Fatalities Law enforcement officials in 15 states conducting enhanced traffic enforcement Aug. 1-4

(Olympia)-- Motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August.

The Washington State Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states are joining together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 90 and 94 between Washington state and New York Aug. 1-4. That’s more than 5,600 miles of road.
 
This combined effort is known as the “I-90/94 Challenge.” It’s not a competition between states, but a challenge to drivers to stay safe on one of the country’s busiest highways.

“We will have zero tolerance for the violations we know cause the most deaths and injuries,” said WSP Chief John R. Batiste. “Speed, DUI and the failure to wear seat belts continue to cause preventable tragedies and rip families apart.”

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HCCC Board Of Directors' Meeting Aug. 8

This is to inform you that the HCCC Board of Directors has called a special meeting on August 8, 2014, 10:00 AM to Noon, at the HCCC offices in Poulsbo at 17791 Fjord Drive NE, Ste. 124.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the remainder of the 2014 HCCC Lead Entity Projects List as a result of Board input at the 16 July 2014 Board of Directors’ meeting and adopt same for submittal to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB).  Link to agenda: HCCC Board Special Meeting Agenda 8 August 2014.  

August 1, 2014

Swim Advisory Lifted At Burfoot Park Beach

Recent water quality testing for the Burfoot Park beach area shows that bacteria levels that were elevated earlier in July have now dropped, and the swimming advisory for the beach has been lifted.

On July 18, Thurston County officials posted signs at Burfoot Park after tests showed elevated levels of bacteria in the water. While the beach was never closed to swimming, the signs advised park visitors to use caution and recommended avoiding contact with the water. Now that bacteria levels have dropped, the advisory signs have been removed.

“While the health risk at Burfoot Beach was relatively low for most people in this case, we wanted to be sure that people visiting the beach had good information and were aware of the situation,” said Art Starry, Director of the county’s Environmental Health Division. “We want people to have a good experience and enjoy the water safely.”

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