Online open house for SR 702 and SR 507 roundabouts near JBLM and McKenna

MCKENNA – Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, community members can learn more about safety improvements at three intersections on State Route 702 and SR 507 during an online open house.

The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to replace the existing one- or two-way stops at three locations in Pierce County with new single-lane roundabouts.

Studies show roundabouts help reduce the potential for crashes while keeping people moving. WSDOT routinely reviews intersections in rural areas on the state highway system to find ways to reduce potential collisions.

Public feedback received during the online open house will help finalize the design of the roundabouts. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024.

Locations

Two intersections are located on SR 702 east of McKenna:

  • SR 702 at 40th Avenue South
  • SR 702 at Harts Lake Road South

The third intersection is located south of Spanaway on SR 507 at 208th Street.

SR 507 and SR 702 roundabout pre-design study open house information

When
Tuesday, Jan. 4 to Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Where
engage.wsdot.wa.gov/hstp

Details
Participants will learn about the safety needs for the project, timeline and next steps.

Access for participation

Free Wi-Fi access is available through the Pierce County Library System for people who wish to participate in the online open house but do not have broadband service:

  • Eatonville Library, 205 Center Street, Eatonville
  • Graham Library, 9202 224th Street East, Graham

Additional Wi-Fi Hotspots are available via the Washington State Department of Commerce website.

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