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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Citizens Provided Feedback on Weigh Station Relocation; Survey Results Are In

City of North Bend conducted a survey to identify North Bend citizens’ opinions on the proposed weigh station relocation to milepost 33.5 in North Bend. A total of 365 people responded. 

There are many possible options to relocate the I-90 / SR-18 interchange weigh station for a new eastbound or westbound weigh station, but Washington State Patrol (WSP) has said 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. 

City of North Bend is concerned about the potential impacts on North Bend residents. 

Key findings from the survey include: 

- 53.33% of respondents oppose or strongly oppose the weigh station possibly moving to North Bend while 36.81% approve or strongly approve. 

 - Of those opposed, 50.7% prefer the option of expanding the existing Cle Elum eastbound weigh station as the new eastbound location. 

 - 56.64% of respondents were concerned about adverse impacts to of a weigh station such as air pollution, light pollution, noise disruption, pavement damage and/or stormwater runoff near the river. 

 - 65.6% of respondents believe other communities should do their share to support the trucking industry by providing truck parking. 

 City of North Bend staff and Councilmembers appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to respond. 


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