Public invited to weigh in on future of SR 302 corridor in Mason and Pierce counties

VICTOR – If you live, work or travel on State Route 302 in Mason or Pierce County, the Washington State Department of Transportation wants your feedback.

WSDOT has begun a study of SR 302 in the Victor area to identify potential transportation system improvements. This portion of SR 302 has experienced roadway settlement and sloughing. Both can be triggered by heavy rain. Over the years, it has led to temporary roadway closures and rough roadways.

Beginning Monday, March 6, an online open house is available to the public to give people who drive, bike, walk or roll in this area the opportunity to offer their insight about the area’s conditions. The open house runs through March 21.

About the study

People who live, work or travel in the communities of Allyn, Victor, Vaughn and Purdy rely on SR 302 to move people and goods. However, the corridor near Victor has experienced repeated sloughing and settlement over the last 50 years.

In 2021, the Washington State Legislature directed WSDOT to conduct a corridor study. The purpose is to recommend updated safety and infrastructure improvements. This includes improvements to address current damage and prevent future roadway settlement. The study will also look at opportunities to improve travel options for all users.

A final study report will inform future project funding decisions.

SR 302 Victor Area study online open house information

When: Monday, March 6 to Tuesday, March 21

Where: engage.wsdot.wa.gov/sr-302-victor-area/

Details: Participants can share issues, concerns and priorities that will assist with the development of the study and recommend strategies. The online open house can be visited any time day or night that best fits into participants’ schedules through Tuesday, March 21. The online open house is available in English and Spanish.

Access for participation

Free Wi-Fi access is available through the Timberland Regional Library system:

  • North Mason Timberland Library, 23081 Northeast State Route 3, Belfair
  • Shelton Timberland Library: 710 W. Alder St., Shelton
  • Hoodsport Timberland Library: 40 North Schoolhouse Hill Road, Hoodsport

Additional Wi-Fi locations are provided through the Washington State Department of Commerce website: www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-state-drive-in-wifi-hotspots-location-finder/.

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