Washington State Route 117

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State Route 117 marker

State Route 117
Tumwater Truck Road
SR 117 is highlighted in red.
Route information
Defined by RCW 47.17.221
Maintained by WSDOT
Length: 1.40 mi[3] (2.25 km)
Existed: 1991[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 101 in Port Angeles
North end: Marine Drive in Port Angeles
Highway system
SR 116 SR 119
Interchange seen from US Route 101

State Route 117 (SR 117) is a short, 1.40-mile (2.25 km) long state highway located entirely within Port Angeles, the county seat of Clallam County, in the U.S. state of Washington. The short roadway, named the Tumwater Truck Route, serves the waterfront of Port Angeles and intersects two streets and crosses under another street on a short bridge. Beginning at an interchange with U.S. Route 101 (US 101), the highway travels northeast to terminate at Marine Drive. SR 117 was first established in 1991, but a road parallel to the current roadway had existed since 1966.

Route description[edit]

SR 117 begins as the Tumwater Truck Road at an interchange with U.S. Route 101 (US 101) in southwest Port Angeles. The interchange only serves traffic from US 101 eastbound driving onto SR 117 northbound and motorists driving from the route southbound onto US 101 westbound, however, left turns are allowed to serve the missing movements.[4] Traveling north, the highway intersects Lauridsen Boulevard and crosses under 8th Street. Between 8th Street and the Port Angeles waterfront, a daily average of 7,400 motorists accessed the roadway in 2008.[5] After the 8th Street bridge, the road intersects 3rd Street and terminates at Marine Drive, which continues east as 1st Street to US 101.[6][7]

History[edit]

SR 117 originated in 1991,[1] but a short local street connecting the waterfront with U.S. Route 101 (US 101) had existed in 1966.[8] In 1991, the Washington State Legislature established SR 117 and the roadway has not been realigned since 1991.[2][9] During a severe winter storm on 27 November 2006, the Port Angeles Police Department closed both ends of the highway due to treacherous conditions.[10] On 15 December 2006, a wind strom caused trees near the roadway to block the highway and the route had to be shut down.[11] On 7 August 2007, the city of Port Angeles announced that the 8th Street bridge over the Tumwater Truck Route would be closed on 20 August 2007.[12] A detour was set for both 8th Street and the truck route; trucks were routed onto US 101 (Lincoln Street) and Marine Drive / Front Street.[13] Starting on 1 April 2008, the new bridge's girders started to arrive at the construction site.[14] The last girders arrived on 9 April and the highway was reopened.[15][16] On 1 August, the roadway was closed for another month to be reconstructed.[17]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Port Angeles, Clallam County.

Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 US 101 (Olympic Highway) – Aberdeen, Forks, Olympia Southern terminus; westbound entrance and eastbound exit
1.40 2.25 Marine Drive Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Washington State Legislature (1991). "RCW 47.17.221: State route No. 117". Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Washington House of Representatives (1991). "Chapter 342, Laws of 1991: State Highway Routes — Revisons To (House Bill 5801)". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Washington State Department of Transportation (2008). "State Highway Log: Planning Report, SR 2 to SR 971". Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Washington State Department of Transportation (25 June 2009). "SR 101; Junction SR 117 / Doyle Road". Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Washington State Department of Transportation (2008). "2008 Annual Traffic Report". Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Google Inc. "State Route 117". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=W+Hwy-101%2FUS-101&daddr=48.122473,-123.444893&hl=en&geocode=FSYN3gIdOByk-A%3B&mra=mi&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&sll=48.121127,-123.446953&sspn=0.005207,0.009624&ie=UTF8&ll=48.114939,-123.451653&spn=0.02083,0.038495&z=15. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  7. ^ Thomas Bros., Rand McNally (2004). Pacific Northwest: Washington, Oregon, Western Idaho, Southwestern British Columbia (Map). 1 inch = 3,800 feet. The Thomas Guide. Cartography by NAVTEQ (6th ed.). p. 261. ISBN 0-528-99511-1.
  8. ^ University of Texas at Austin (1966). Victoria, 1966 (Map). 1:250,000. Cartography by United States Geological Survey. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/250k/txu-pclmaps-topo-us-victoria-1966.jpg. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  9. ^ Washington State Department of Transportation (2008). Washington State Highways, 2008–2009 (Map). 1:842,000. Cartography by United States Geological Survey (2008–09 edition ed.). Section C2. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/87105CAD-83A9-49A7-80F3-5719637C1E2D/0/FrontMapBig.pdf. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  10. ^ KONP staff (27 November 2006). "Snow problems continue for Peninsula". Port Angeles, Washington: KONP. Retrieved 12 August 2009. Port Angeles Police closed both ends of the Tumwater Truck Route earlier this morning due to treacherous conditions. 
  11. ^ KONP staff (15 December 2006). "Winds roar through PA, downing". Port Angeles, Washington: KONP. Retrieved 12 August 2009. Yet more trees are down on the Tumwater Truck Route. 
  12. ^ KONP staff (7 August 2007). "Firm date set for 8th Street bridge shutdown". Port Angeles, Washington: KONP. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  13. ^ City of Port Angeles, Washington (2007). Traffic Management: Port Angeles 8th Street Bridge Replacement Project (Map). http://www.cityofpa.us/PDFs/Bridges/Detours1.pdf. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  14. ^ KONP staff (27 March 2008). "Huge girders coming for new 8th Street bridge". Port Angeles, Washington: KONP. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  15. ^ KONP staff (9 April 2008). "Last bridge girders arrive, Truck Route reopens". Port Angeles, Washington: KONP. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  16. ^ KONP staff (10 April 2008). "Girders placed, traffic rolls on Truck Route". Port Angeles, Washington: KONP. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  17. ^ KONP staff (1 August 2008). "PA's Truck Route to close for a month". Port Angeles, Washington: KONP. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing