The in basket: Mark Doss had been stuck in Hood Canal Bridge traffic writes on the day he wrote this: “My issue with it is this: We see signs along the highways that warn us that there is a possible wait time of one or two hours for the Bainbridge ferry or the Kingston ferry. That seems like common knowledge. When we tune in to 530AM (on our radios) as directed, we only seem to get repetitions of the ferry wait times. “Meanwhile, we all (wait), wondering how long we can expect to sit in traffic.
The in basket: Lisa Butler writes: “I live off of Pine Road, just south of Riddell (in Bremerton). While going west on Riddell and making a left to go south on Pine about 90 percent of the time the left turn goes straight to flashing yellow. I can't remember the last time I saw a green arrow. “There have been a few occasions I have sat in the middle of the intersection until the light turns red because of all the cars going east on Riddell. “What is the reasoning for having the light set this way?
The in basket: Leaving Poulsbo on Highway 305 the other evening, we passed one of those free-standing, portable electronic signs reading: “Sweeping, 8/14-17, Expect Delays.’As we drove south heading for the Thursday evening concert on the lawn at the Clearwater resort, we didn’t see anything that looked like it needed sweeping, on the driving surface or the shoulder. There were two other signs reading “Bicycle Event, 8/12,” two days before the sweeping would begin.
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