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Cable Median Barriers - Statewide - Complete November 2010

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided $9 million to retrofit low-tension cable barrier across the state.

We install cable guardrail because it helps keep motorists safe. Severe injuries and fatalities often result when a vehicle crosses the median and collides with oncoming traffic.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Cable median barrier helps prevent cars from crossing the median and potentially causing deadly head-on collisions. According to statewide statistics, 95 percent of cars that hit the cable barrier are stopped from crossing the median. No barrier can stop every mishap every time, but cable barrier greatly improves safety for drivers.

Partnerships & Cooperation


The statewide cable barrier retrofit project was fully funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Total federal funding - $9.0 million

For more information about other projects funded by the stimulus package, please visit our American Recovery and Reinvestment page.

Contact Us
Snohomish County

Communications Meghan Soptich Pembroke
15700 Dayton Ave. N
PO Box 330310 MS: 103
Seattle, WA 98133-9710
Phone: (206) 440-4704

Asst. Regional Administrator for Maintenance
and Operations
Dave McCormick
15700 Dayton Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.440.4656

Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties

Communications Dustin Terpening
1043 Goldenrod Road, Suite 101
Burlington, WA 98233-3415
Phone: (360) 757-5997

Benton, Kittitas, Yakima and Franklin Counties

Communications Mike Westbay
2809 Rudkin Road
Union Gap, WA 98903
Phone: (509) 577-1617

Pierce and Kitsap Counties

Communications Lisa Copeland
5270 Capitol Blvd S
Tumwater, WA 98504-6703
Phone: 360-357-2789

Cowlitz County

WSDOT Southwest Region
P.O. Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
Phone: 360-905-2078

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