Gardner draws big gun to Boblett
By Meg Olson
weekend Senator Georgia Gardner continued her campaign to
get a stoplight at the intersection of Boblett Street and
SR543 by bringing the states transportation chief
to take a look at the intersection himself. State transportation
secretary Doug MacDonald drove to Blaine from Olympia on
Saturday and with Gardner at the wheel, drove through the
intersection from every angle.
They talk about it like its a freight mobility problem and its not, Gardner said, Its a safety problem. She asked MacDonald to fast-track a stoplight for the accident-prone intersection, which state transportation officials have been reluctant to put in until the full reconstruction of the truck route can get underway. The project is currently stalled due to lack of funding.
From seeing it I understand what shes saying, MacDonald said, adding that another accident last week underlined the need to act now. That tends to confirm the urgency of the situation, he said. Were on the case.
MacDonald said the trick now was to find resources to make it happen. There are about ten thousand places in Washington where someone has a problem, he said.