by guest blogger Joe Irwin
Having personally been stuck in the traffic backups caused by the Hood Canal Bridge countless times, both heading to and coming from the Olympic Peninsula, I can attest that they’re pretty much a way of life for residents and visitors to the area.
But, like traffic jams the world over, they’re also about as fun as a root canal without Novocain.
Over the years, it’s come to my attention that while sitting in traffic on SR 3 is bad enough for motorists, it can be even worse for homeowners who live along the northbound lane of the highway. Imagine that you’re four car-lengths from home and can’t get there because the bridge is open, traffic is backed up and some other motorist has blocked your driveway. Or that you have tickets to a show in Seattle, and have to catch a ferry, but can’t leave your house because a semi is blocking you in.
Frustrating? You bet.
Some North Kitsap residents have experienced this sort of frustration day-in and day-out for years, decades even.
|Hash marks designate "do not block" zones|
Is it illegal to stop your car in front of these driveways? No. But we’re hoping these signs and markings will serve as constant reminders to SR 3 motorists to be good neighbors to residents who live along the highway. They’ve put up with this issue for years, after all.
Let’s help them out… and into their driveways.