Roundabouts to earn their stripes


Road crews with the Washington state Department of Transportation will be making the loop to Walla Walla next week to restripe the roundabouts.

Starting Sunday and running through next Friday, workers will be striping the roundabouts at U.S. Highway 12 and Myra Road between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The work is weather-dependent. Flaggers will direct traffic through the roundabouts, and delays could be experienced.

The work is part of a $2.7 million safety project to restripe high-traffic locations all over the state: Interstate 5 in Marysville, Lynnwood, Lacey, Tumwater and the express lanes in Seattle, State Route 240 in Richland, U.S. Highway 2 in Cashmere, Highway 12 in Walla Walla and Interstate 205 near Vancouver.

Rather than paint, crews will stripe with methyl methacrylate, described by DOT officials as being a more durable, plastic-like material that should last longer than paint and withstand the pounding from weather and vehicles.

To stay up to date with transportation developments, consumers can check the weekly traffic web page at, tune into the highway advisory radio at 1610 AM and 530 AM or follow along on Twitter at @wsdot, @wsdot_traffic or @wsdot_tacoma.



Ropehorse says...

The roundabouts are a joke in this community !!!

Posted 6 October 2012, 2:47 p.m. Suggest removal

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