Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation
Weather permitting, soon drivers won’t have to look for a gap in traffic to maneuver between US 12 and Clemons Road in Grays Harbor County. A new signal will go into service at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, after final striping occurs the night before.
A private developer working with Waste Connections, Inc. transfer station, will install crosswalk striping, left and right turn arrows and pavement markings from 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 15 through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 16. While that work is under way, drivers will encounter single-lane closures in both directions of US 12. This work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.
The new signal reduces the risk for collisions at the intersection by controlling when drivers can turn to and from Clemons Road. The signal will be demand-activated, meaning vehicles on Clemons Road approaching US 12 will trigger its response, stopping traffic on US 12 and releasing Clemons Road vehicles. Additionally, traffic on westbound and eastbound US 12 will have turn pockets onto Clemons Road. Clemons Road traffic entering westbound US 12 will have a new acceleration lane.
Funding for design, construction, permitting and WSDOT oversight were paid for by Waste Connections, Inc. Inquiries about the signal should be directed to Wes Gavett from Waste Connections, Inc. at Weston.Gavett@WasteConnections.com or 360-695-4858.
Featured photo credit: Skip Radcliffe