More traffic officers needed to keep U.S. 2 moving

I’ve been traveling across Stevens Pass for over 60 years, mainly to Lake Wenatchee and back, sometimes 10 to 15 times a month. I’ve seen many upgrades and improvements over the years. The traffic jams started mostly on the holiday weekends, then as populations grew it became a thing on a Sunday night, and holidays became a nightmare.

I’ve sat in traffic starting at Index, and have waited a lot longer than 87 minutes to get through Sultan. What a way to ruin a weekend. The roundabout helped some but what is causing the mess are the stop lights in Sultan.

I would think if the state Department of Transportation used some traffic officers to control the flow and keep cars moving rather than at a dead stop for how ever long the light cycle is it would make a real difference. I know there are highway changes being proposed, but no matter what options are settled on it would be years before anything is completed. It wouldn’t have to be every weekend, maybe just the big holiday ones. It sure seems like it would be worth a try.

Michael Wilton


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