New striping at the I-5 northbound off-ramp onto 172nd Street aims to prevent drivers from using a free-right lane to make an early merge left toward Smokey Point Boulevard. (WSDOT photo)

New striping at the I-5 northbound off-ramp onto 172nd Street aims to prevent drivers from using a free-right lane to make an early merge left toward Smokey Point Boulevard. (WSDOT photo)

‘Kathy is right’: WSDOT takes up Smokey Point off-ramp issue

New paint and a sign go in at the northbound I-5 off-ramp to 172nd Street in response to a reader.

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