WSDOT’s SR 167 Extension Scheduled to Open

Kent Reporter covers the opening later this week of an SR 167 HOT lane expansion. “On Saturday, Dec. 17,” the newspaper reports, “the Washington State Department of Transportation will turn on a six-mile High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane extension, creating a nearly 14-mile continuous southbound stretch of HOT lanes from Renton to Pacific.” WSDOT official Jennifer Charlebois tells the newspaper, “We know HOT lane drivers have been eagerly waiting for this new extension to bring relief at a major bottleneck in Auburn, and we’re excited to bring this new option to them a few months earlier than planned.” [Link added.]