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Road construction: Can we do better next time? | Letters

August 5, 2013 · 1:12 PM

When I moved to Federal Way about 13 years ago, I was much impressed as to how well they take care of their roads and sidewalks — unlike Seattle, Tacoma and some of the surrounding communities that only repair their chuckholes after they lose a couple of cars in them.

I know all of this kind of work takes a lot of planning to keep everything moving as smoothly as possible. I would think that for this, a city needs a city planner along with some help to do this. It seems as though the city planner and his help went on vacation for the summer in Federal Way.

There are two exits off of the I-5 freeway into Federal Way that travel east to west. For some reason, someone thought it was a good idea to work on both of those east-west routes at the same time. Resurfacing is ongoing on 320th Street, and two different projects are taking place on 348th/336th, all at the same time. I guess we should be happy they are not working on 356th Street also.

I realize roads must be taken care of so they can last and give us a comfortable ride, but none of that matters if we are just sitting there stuck in traffic, watching the work go on.

Can we do better next time? I sure hope so.

Ronald Vandenberg, Federal Way


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