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December 11, 2014

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Thursday, Dec. 11,2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-7 The stretch of state Route 3 between Pickering Road and Ecler which were fatalities, since January 2013. The Washington State to make safety improvements to the area to deter speeding and Journal photo by Natalie Johnson Road has seen 31 accidents, two of Department of Transportation plans prevent accidents. Think Hunter Farms for your WREATHS & CHRISTMAS GREENERY Wreaths- various sizes & styles. We ship! Call and talk to us, handy order form below! Or visit htlp://hunter-farms.com/wreaths for more information Each item includes decorated gift box, bow and card. Be sure to order early to insure delivery end ovailobilily Prices include shipping & tax in continental USA (Shipping is through UPS Ground) E~a shipping charge of $25.00 to A~sko, Hawaii and Caeadn 1921 E. Hwy. 106, Union Wh 98592 (360) 898-2222 (360) 426-2222 www.hunter4orms.com Open 9:00- 5:30 From: 1, City'. State: Zip: Paym thod: (ted( ldoneX Order Irm MaswCard (rgit Card ltmnber: Exp. Date: , Security Code: I ~like emailconfirmation ofsl~pmerd with tracking numb. My email eddress is: UPS REQUIRE5 STREET ADDRESS FOR ~IPPitlG PleaseSendTo: , To bad: Wreath Order Email: Order-hunterfarms@hcc.net By NATALIE JOHNSON on state Route 3 between January leading to Deer Creek on state nata/ie@masoncountycom 2013 and October 2014. Route 3. In 1996, Bruder worked with Bennett said the passing zone The concerns of a Timberlake WSDOT to create 40 mph zones in meets state standards but driv- resident are, for the second time congested areas between the Ag- ers who pass will likely be driv- in 20 years, leading to safety im- ate Road intersection and Shelton ing above the speed limit as they provements along a stretch of on state Route 3 and to put in a head into the 40 mph zone at Deer state Route 3. left -turn lane at the state Route 3/ Creek. "When I go for something, I go for Agate Road intersection. "A lot of folks when they're pass- broke," resident Bill Bruder said. Recently, Bruder again became ing, they go pretty quickly. Then In the next two months, the' concerned about safety on the they get back in their lane and Washington State Department ofhighway, head down the hill, which doesn't Transportation (WSDOT) will put "There's people speeding help their slowing," he said. "It's in a portable speed trailer between through there still," he said.kind of a preventative measure Agate Road and Deer Creek on Then in October, a 20-year-oldto See if we can slow speeds in the state Route 3 to advise drivers of neighbor of Bruder's was killed in area." their current speeds, a head-on collision'in that corri- WSDOT crews will also install WSDOT will also install largerdor, and he was again spurred to rumble strips near the beginning signs warning of upcoming leftaction, of the 40 mph zone. turns and add yellow attentionHe contacted WSDOT again. "In this case, they're just going flags to the signs, said Steve Ben- This time, he asked the agency to to be buttons we glue to the road- nett, a traffic operations engineer impose a no-passing zone from the way, near the 40-mile-an-hour with WSDOT. hill north of Agate to Shelten. sign coming down the hill to try to "We're going to see if it changes Next summer, WSDOT also emphasize that," Bennett said. driver behavior at all," Bennett said. plans to create a no-passing zone "I feel happy with the progress," According to WSDOT data, 31 north of the Agate intersection on Bruder said. "I did not get every- accidents, including at least two the highway, thing I wanted ... They really ac- fatalities, were reported between The current road striping al- commodated me. Well wait for the Ecler Road and Pickering Road lows p&ssing at the top of the hill results this summer." & FARM flW ll WREATHS 12-4. 9-4 Cash or check Turn left one block West of Highway 101 Shelton.Mat~ lntercha~ on to West Deegan Road. Fogow road 2.2 miles 360-426-4936 COMMUNICATIONS Keeping our community connected. 360.898.2481 www.hcc.net BROADBAND * CABLE TV VOICE COHPUTER REPAIR * BUSINESS SERVICES for 6 months & free install up to an $80 savings Account credit equivalent to HD price on Preferred Cable will be applied to invoices after HD service is activated. Some restrictions may apply. Offer expires 12/31 / 14. J The Mason County Journal Offices will be I 1 closed at 2:00 p.m. this Friday, December 12 for our annual Christmas Party