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CRP 5581 Right-Of-Way Plans
 Right-Of-Way Plans

What's Happening
 open house postcard

Open House Invitation
June 24,
2015
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Engineering:
The preliminary engineering for the project is underway. County crews have surveyed the project area, and we’ve researched private property records of adjacent parcels.

Environmental: An initial review of possible environmental issues and permits was done in mid-2014.

Geotechnical: Geotechnical investigations will occur in late 2015.
About the Project
Planned improvements to this intersection include a new single lane roundabout with truck apron, crosswalks, street lighting, and cement concrete curb and gutter. Also included are pervious concrete sidewalks and Rapid Flashing Beacons at the new crosswalks, as well as storm drainage treatment facilities.

WHY A ROUNDABOUT?

While some drivers are initially hesitant about driving roundabouts, studies show that after driving a roundabout, most people favor them over a traditional traffic signal.

Studies have also shown that roundabouts are safer than traditional stop signs or signal-controlled intersections.

Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have shown that roundabouts typically achieve:
  • A 37 percent reduction in overall collisions
  • A 75 percent reduction in injury collisions
  • A 90 percent reduction in fatality collisions
  • A 40 percent reduction in pedestrian collisions

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has a fantastic web-page, Roundabout Information.  This web-page is devoted to explaining all things “Roundabout” including a couple of brochures, references to some studies, and several videos on various roundabout related topics.

Project Timeline
March 2014 – December 2015: Complete the preliminary engineering and right of way plans. A Public Open House was held for the project on June 24, 2015.

December 2015 – October 2017: Right of Way acquisition and final engineering.

2018: Construction start
Contact Us

Patrick Baughman, P.E., PMP
Design Supervisor
Ph: (253) 798-3157
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4301 South Pine Street,
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Tacoma, WA 98409