This week on “The Impact:
We break down the big road projects this summer that could cause big time delays for drivers.
We talk to impacted drivers and then hear from a WSDOT official about the major projects to keep on your radar. You’ll hear about the sites I-5 and I-90 to keep on your radar as well as the goal of the work, the timing considerations, and the agency’s recommendations for drivers.
“Last weekend I believe the longest backup that we had was six miles on Saturday, but on Sunday I think because the word got out people realized what the situation was, that backups were a lot less.” – Lorena Eng, Northwest Region Administrator, WSDOT.
Later we explore a battle that may be happening in a back yard near you. We look at the state’s program to combat invasive insects and highlight the damage from forest wrecking gypsy moths and orchard trashing apple maggots.
“The photos coming out of the infested area are absolutely horrific. Some of the houses are literally covered with 1000’s and 1000’s of caterpillars.” – Jim Marra, WSDA Pest Program Manager.
You’ll also hear about the controversy which has some lawmakers talking about defunding The Evergreen State College.