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Archive for April 4th, 2018

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 4, 1979

In projecting Maple Valley’s population growth in the next decade, writer Ed Zapel believes it convenient to divide the area into three sub-areas as shown above. By the year 2000, there will be mind-boggling changes in each of these sections.

In projecting Maple Valley’s population growth in the next decade, writer Ed Zapel believes it convenient to divide the area into three sub-areas as shown above. By the year 2000, there will be mind-boggling changes in each of these sections.

Some preliminary work has been completed in outlining safety improvements for the S.E. 216th intersection in Maple Valley, Jerry D. Zirkle, district administrator for the State Department of Transportation, told Doreen Hunt, secretary of the Greater Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce, this week.

Intentions, based on interviews not yet completed with business persons in the vicinity of the intersection, include a left-turn lane providing access to 216th from SR 169.

“Additional clarity would be provided with curbs to identify access locations to the adjacent businesses,” Zirkle said.

“Throughout the area,” he added, “new striping and pavement marking buttons will identify the lane lines. Additional sight distance will be furnished by removing a portion of the high bridge rail as well as removing brush which obstructs the view. After this work is completed this summer we will again conduct a speed study and consider reducing the speed from its present level on SR 169.” (more…)

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