Contact Information

  • Governor's Communications Office, 360-902-4136

Governor Gregoire Orders Independent Review of Cable Median Barriers

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2007

Governor asks Department of Transportation and State Patrol to coordinate thorough review with independent experts

OLYMPIA – Governor Chris Gregoire today in a letter to Secretary Doug MacDonald and Chief John Batiste, directed a thorough review of cable median barriers on state highways. The February 13th fatality on I-5 near Marysville has prompted inquiries regarding the effectiveness of cable median barriers, especially in the area of I-5 near Marysville.

“It is critical that we all continue to work together to make investments in the state highway system that enhance safety for Washington citizens,” wrote Governor Gregoire. “I would appreciate your seeking expert independent assistance in the preparation of this report.”

# # #