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Posted on: October 9, 2018

City Conducting Survey on Weigh Station Relocation; Citizen Feedback Desired

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 much-needed improvements.

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 asphalt. 

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. 

Weigh Station Survey

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