Cooper Point Rd & Conger Ave Signal Changes

 On Tuesday, August 27, the traffic signal at Cooper Point Road and Conger Avenue will undergo needed improvements. Upon completion, driver’s traveling south on Cooper Point Road will have a left-turn arrow at Conger Avenue, NW. This will ease congestion at this intersection during the morning school commute.

Work includes the installation of a new signal head; therefore, the signal may be flashing while work is being performed. Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling in the area.


MC PUD3 Replacing Underground Lines

Crews will be replacing underground facilities on Island Shores Road on Harstine Island. The work began on August 20 and is expected to last approximately six weeks. While the work is underway, customers in the area may experience occasional traffic delays and intermitten power outages. Letters have been mailed to those in the affected area. As with any outage, PUD 3 recommends unplugging sensitive appliances and electronic equipment until power has been restored for approximately 20 minutes. Also, especially with electronics, it is important to consider using surge protection.

Travel Tools Available For Labor Day Weekend

Dust off those study skills before school starts and use them to check the Washington State Department of Transportation’s predicted travel volumes on the state’s major travel routes.

To help drivers navigate holiday traffic, WSDOT gathers data to provide the best times to travel on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass, US 2 over Stevens Pass, Interstate 5 through Thurston and Pierce counties and I-5 between Bellingham and the U.S./Canada border.

Real-time travel information is also available, with:

  • online tools that provide traffic camera images, ferry schedules and a map of highway incidents and closures
  • 511 travel information hotline. For out-of-state callers, it’s 1-800-695-ROAD (7623)
  • WSDOT mobile app, email alerts and other tools, such as Twitter and Facebook
  • overhead and roadside electronic signs
  • highway advisory radio stations: 530 AM or 1610 AM

To help ease traffic congestion, WSDOT and its contractors will suspend most state highway construction work at noon Friday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 2.


sportfishing rule proposal: comments, public meetings

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will accept public comments through Oct. 31 on proposed changes to the state’s sportfishing rules.

As part of that effort, WDFW has scheduled two public meetings in September to discuss with the public the three proposed rules.

To review and comment on the proposed rules, visit WDFW’s website at Printed copies of the proposals and comment forms are available by contacting WDFW’s Fish Program at (360) 902-2672.

The public meetings will run from 6-8 p.m. and are scheduled for:

  • Sept. 3 – WDFW’s Spokane Office, 2315 North Discovery Place, Spokane Valley.
  • Sept. 5 – Naselle School common area, 793 Washington Highway 4, Naselle.

The public also will have an opportunity to provide testimony on the proposed rule changes during the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission’s November meeting in Olympia. Check the commission’s website ( for the specific day and time.

The commission, which sets policy for WDFW, is scheduled to vote on the final sportfishing rules package during a meeting in December.