State Route 3 rock stabilization work complete
October 18, 2011 · 10:04 AM
Hillside stabilization work that caused traffic delays on State Route 3 between Gorst and Bremerton the past two months has been completed.
During the two-month project to stabilize rocky outcroppings above the busy highway, the four traffic lanes were shifted and narrowed and the speed limit was reduced from 50 mph to 35 mph.
The project had Washington State Department of Transportation crews removing loose rock, installing fences and securing boulders in the Windy Point area.
Pre-construction lane widths and a speed limit of 50 mph have resumed in the area, which has 71,000 motorists driving through daily.
For more information about this project, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr3/unstableslopes.