Re: “Backed-up Gig Harbor traffic could get worse” (TNT, 8-23).
Joseph Perez, Olympic region assistant traffic design engineer, needs to leave his Olympia ivory tower and do some field research.
“Based on our analysis, we don’t show backups on the state facilities,” Perez said.
I don’t know where “state facilities” end and local facilities begin at freeway exits, but backups in both directions at the Olympic exit were a daily occurrence before the repair project began. The Olympic exit from state Route 16 has been an F-rated intersection for year.
An F rating means that on at least one …