This stretch of SR 8 carries approximately 17,000 vehicles a day.
Although no barrier can prevent every collision, high-tension cable barrier stops vehicles from crossing the median 95 percent of the time, reducing the potential for cross-over incidents.
This project, which is scheduled for completion July 2010, is expected to support 15 direct and indirect jobs.
For more information about this project please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr8/cablebarrier/.
Washington State is administering the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act investments with an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. Gov. Gregoire created a Web site, http://recovery.wa.gov/, so every Washingtonian can see where tax dollars are going and hold government accountable for the results.