Peninsula: No funding for U.S. 101 expansion

PORT ANGELES — Ask state Secretary of Transportation Doug MacDonald the status of the widening of U.S. Highway 101 to four lanes from Port Angeles to Sequim and East Jefferson County, and he asks how Referendum 51 fared with Clallam and Jefferson County voters.

“Public funding is the problem on 101,” MacDonald told the Peninsula Daily News in an interview following Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the state Department of Transportation’s Hood Canal Bridge graving dock facility on Port Angeles Harbor.

Referendum 51, the statewide transportation measure that would have raised the gasoline tax by 9 cents, suffered a resounding defeat in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

In Clallam, voters rejected the proposal by a 68 percent “no” majority. In Jefferson County, voters rejected the proposal by 62 percent. Statewide, the measure lost with 65 percent “no” votes.

—————–

The rest of the story appears in Monday’s Peninsula Daily News.

More in News

Hilary Soderling of Kirkland, left, and her mother, Lou Ann Soderling of Port Angeles, participate in Saturday’s rally at the Clallam County Courthouse. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Overturning Roe v. Wade draws protests

Rally participants: Decision doesn’t represent majority

Bruce Colfax was one of many Makah who worked at the Ozette excavation that ran for 11 years starting in 1970. Colfax, an artist whose wood carvings, sculpture and prints belong in private and public collections across the country, is a former member of the Makah Cultural & Research Center board of trustees whose role it is to protect the artifacts found at the site. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
Cultural, research center celebrates 43rd anniversary

Ozette village artifacts preserved after excavation

Churches seek household items for Ukrainian refugees

Collection drives to be conducted for kits

OlyCAP theft forces rescheduling of food deliveries

Distribution center trucks damaged

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee seeks abortion rights amendment to state constitution

Says Washington won’t aid investigation from other states

Lawsuit filed against Washington State Patrol official over breath test machines

A lawsuit filed against the Washington State Patrol official responsible… Continue reading

Vote now for Best of the Peninsula

It’s time again to vote for the Best of the Peninsula. Now… Continue reading

Most Read