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April 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Traffic plagues Hood Canal, but candidates say the money’s going to Seattle

State Route 3, which runs for nearly 60 miles from Shelton, WA to the eastern portion of the Hood Canal Bridge, is often gridlocked. (Photo courtesy of Kitsap Sun)

With traffic problems choking areas of the Olympic Peninsula and stifling economic growth, local residents want answers.

Mason County resident Danielle Skeeters-Lindsey knows bad traffic.

She lives in Allyn — a small, unincorporated area of the county and State Route 3 is the only road out.

The highway originates at the U.S. 101 junction in Shelton and runs up to the east end of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge. The road also runs straight through Belfair, the commercial center of the northern part of the county.

Here’s where the problem lies — during rush hour, the two-lane highway quickly becomes a bottleneck. A brief trip through town easily becomes an hour spent in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

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Comments | More in State | Topics: Belfair Bypass, Drew MacEwen, Glenn Gaither

April 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Traffic plagues Hood Canal, but candidates say the money's going to Seattle

State Route 3, which runs for nearly 60 miles from Shelton, WA to the eastern portion of the Hood Canal Bridge, is often gridlocked. (Photo courtesy of Kitsap Sun)

With traffic problems choking areas of the Olympic Peninsula and stifling economic growth, local residents want answers.

Mason County resident Danielle Skeeters-Lindsey knows bad traffic.

She lives in Allyn — a small, unincorporated area of the county and State Route 3 is the only road out.

The highway originates at the U.S. 101 junction in Shelton and runs up to the east end of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge. The road also runs straight through Belfair, the commercial center of the northern part of the county.

Here’s where the problem lies — during rush hour, the two-lane highway quickly becomes a bottleneck. A brief trip through town easily becomes an hour spent in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

More

Comments | More in State | Topics: Belfair Bypass, Drew MacEwen, Glenn Gaither