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Legislature approves funding for U.S. 101 barrier design

Installation of Jersey barriers along U.S. Highway 101 from the intersection of Wallace Kneeland Boulevard to state Route 3 in Shelton is one step closer after $2 million in legislative funding was approved March 7 for engineering.

Additional funding will be needed for construction, according to Doug Adamson with the state Department of Transportation.

A WSDOT project document shows the design has been funded but work hasn’t started.

“Barriers are not placed with the assumption that the system will restrain or redirect all vehicles in all conditions. It is recognized that the designer cannot d...


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