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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
- 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.