Grandview gets rumble strips

Published on Thu, May 5, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Crews from Sumner-based Stripe Rite, Inc., carve rumble strips into a five-mile stretch of Grandview Road on Tuesday, May 3. Photo by Jeremy Schwartz


Grandview Road between Kickerville Road and Vista Drive was  reduced to one lane starting May 2 as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) installed five miles of rumble strips on the side of the road.

The $59,562 project, awarded to Sumner-based Stripe Rite Inc., is expected to be completed by Thursday, May 5, though rain has the potential to delay the project, according to the WSDOT. Flaggers will direct traffic through one lane on Grandview.

Rumble strips, which were added to the shoulders of the stretch of Grandview, are shown to reduce run-off-the-road collisions by as much as 40 percent. Rumble strips are also useful to road-side bicyclists, who could be alerted by the noise of a car leaving the road.

Lane closures on Grandview will occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information on the project, call project engineer Mark Hammer at 360/757-5832.