BRIEF: Cable barrier work scheduled on Highway 16
Mar 04, 2013 (Kitsap Sun - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
SOUTH KITSAP -- A project expanding cable barrier along the medians of sections Highway 16 in Kitsap and Pierce counties begins Thursday.
Drivers will encounter left-lane closures in one or both directions for a couple of weeks.
From 7 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, work will occur both directions near Purdy. Crews will return at 9 p.m. Friday with all lanes reopening Saturday.
The following Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the project moves to Highway 16 near Bethel Road. Hours in both directions are 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
On March 14-15 and March 18-19, the last stretch of the project continues in both directions near the Sedgwick Road interchange. Work hours are 7 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, and 6 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Cable barriers help prevent vehicles from crossing the median and greatly reduce head-on collisions. Ninety-five percent of vehicles that hit the cable barrier are stopped from crossing the median, according to the state Department of Transportation.
The $180,000 project is funded through Highway Safety Improvement funds and will be completed by Peterson Brothers Inc. of Sumner.
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