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WSDOT, residents debate traffic

County has plans to implement traffic mitigation

State Route 3 runs through Belfair and is the main artery connecting north Mason County communities.

In Belfair, the intersection of Route 3 and Ridgepoint Boulevard has become a contentious topic of conversation between residents and the state.

The intersection is the only entrance to the new Olympic Ridge and Olympic View developments, up the hill from the post office, McDonald’s and NAPA Auto Parts, among other businesses.

Department of Transportation spokesperson Doug Adamson said about 17,000 vehicles per day use both directions of Route 3. Olympic Region Traffic Engineer Sarah Ott said W...


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