Friday, Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) joined a bipartisan coalition of over 230 Members of Congress in supporting the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, reauthorizing and expanding the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) for ten years. The Bank is credited by its supporters with providing opportunities for American workers, jobs, entrepreneurship, and the U.S. manufacturing economy.
The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from November 17, 2019 to November 23, 2019.
US 101 – Coffee Creek – Remove Fish Barrier
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 346.8
Description: Travelers soon will use the newly built southbound US 101 exit to Shelton Matlock Road. The new exit is roughly 1500-feet before the existing exit. Drivers are encouraged to expect the traffic revision to occur as soon as mid-November. WSDOT will provide advance notification when this is scheduled. After the new ramp opens, crews will shift Shelton-Matlock Road traffic onto a temporary two-lane bypass road. This allows travelers to bypass construction around-the-clock while crews build a new stream channel under the Shelton-Matlock Road.
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each weekday: Brief traffic stops and shoulder closures on Shelton-Matlock Road approaching US 101 interchange. No traffic affects for US 101.
BCT Replacement and Roadside Safety
Highway: US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s) 353 to 346
Description: Installation of guardrail terminals.
Work Schedule: See below:
The Board of Commissioners of Mason County Fire District 11 will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6 PM. The purpose of the special meeting will be to adopt the 2020 Budget for the fire district. The meeting will be held at the fire station at 130 East Island Lake Road. The public is welcome to attend.
There is a precautionary boil water advisory for Lake Limerick. According to a Facebook post, a cable company contractor caused a water main break on St. Andrews Drive, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 which caused a subsequent loss of system water pressure. When water lines lose pressure, potentially harmful contaminants can enter the water system. On the advice of a Water System consultant, Lake Limerick Country Club issued a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson urges consumers to be on the lookout for websites posing as the state’s health insurance marketplace.
The Washington Health Benefit Exchange has received dozens of complaints from Washingtonians coming across websites posing as the official health insurance marketplace. Some websites are tricking Washingtonians to get their personal information. Others provide services, but charge for things that should be free.
[VIDEO] Mason County PUD No. 1 is monitoring water flowing into Hood Canal. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC’s Dedrick Allan reports.
Click here for a link to Mason County PUD No. 1’s website.