Little fixes haven’t changed anything

Regarding the Monday article, “Electronic signs will remind drivers of danger on U.S. 2”: Enough “Band-Aid” fixes for the old tired piece of narrow asphalt already. You can add signs and rumble-strips and stripes over and over again. You can do countless research and design evaluations and the millions simply keep adding up. Year after year it is the same old thing and we still have a narrow and inadequate road that has not changed. I am fortunate that I am not a daily commuter on this highway, so I am no expert, but it sure seems like not enough is being done to “fix” it. Now I can have a lit up sign telling me the time of the last casualty or collision on the road, like that is going to fix anything? People here know the statistics all too clearly, either fix it or spend the money on something other than another “sign” to read. My hats off to another “brilliant” solution by the Washington State DOT.

John F. Forsberg


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