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City of North Bend would like
your feedback on the proposed relocation of the weigh station at exit 25. Washington
State’s I-90 / SR-18 interchange has been dangerous for quite some time and is
becoming increasingly dangerous due to increased Ports of Seattle and Tacoma
commerce, the region’s strong economy, and the increased population moving into
the area. Life safety is the most
prominent concern, but traffic mobility is also a major concern. As a result, the City of North Bend supports
any improvements to the interchange and SR-18 widening. The City hopes the State can expedite those
Because of the proposed geometry
and configuration of the I-90 / SR-18 improvements, the existing I-90 westbound
weigh station at Exit 25 needs to be removed.
Washington State Patrol (WSP) has allegedly said they will not agree to
close that existing weigh station without a relocation being secured. There are many possible options for a new
eastbound or westbound weigh station, but it seems WSP has decided an eastbound
weigh station is preferred. WSP’s most
desired location is at mile marker 33.5 located between 436th Avenue SE (Exit
32) and 468th Avenue SE (Exit 34), which is inside the City’s UGA (Urban Growth
Area). That location may be two times larger than any other WA State I-90 weigh
station and would consist of approximately 7-9 acres of new concrete and
The survey only takes a few
minutes and will be open until October 31st. Responses will remain anonymous
and the aggregate responses will be used for research purposes only. We appreciate
your time and feedback.