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Cable Barrier Going in in Pasco

PASCO, Wash.- Crews are working to improve safety on a dangerous stretch of Interstate 182 in Pasco.

A recent study by the state named the stretch of I-182 between the two U.S. 395 interchanges as a "dangerous roadway," so they're installing cable barrier between the lanes.

The similar cable barriers have come under fire lately from people saying they don't work.

The Governor ordered officials to look into their effectiveness, but the state's going ahead with the work in Pasco because the distance between lanes is less than the 50 foot limit.

"There's a higher potential of people, when they leave the road, they have so much time to react to bring their cars to a stop before they would enter the other lane. Any medians that are less than that do not have the reaction time," said Paul Gonseth, the Project's Engineer.

The state also installed a cable barrier on the new stretch SR 240 just west of Columbia Center Boulevard.

The project in Pasco should be done near the end of the month.

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