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Safety analysis

This safety analysis covers SR 516 between mile post (MP)11.16 and MP 11.75.

WSDOT Target Zero

WSDOT is guided by the strategies and recommendations in Target Zero, the state’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Target Zero’s goal is to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on Washington’s roadways to zero by year 2030. WSDOT approaches safety using the Safe System Approach, which places safety as a primary factor in road system investment decisions.

The Safe Systems Approach includes five elements: safe road users, safe vehicles, safe speeds, safe roads, and post-crash care. All five elements must be addressed and strengthened to achieve the Target Zero goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries.

Crash Analysis

WSDOT analyzed five years, January 2018 to December 2022, of crash data for the corridor. During this period there were 281 crashes, summarized by type in the table below. Of this total, there was one fatal crash involving a pedestrian, less than one percent were suspected serious injury, 25% were injury crashes that resulted in possible or minor injuries, and 74% involved no apparent injury.

Collision type20182019202020212022Grand Total
Entering at angle4897634
Fixed object3623317
Opposite direction – 1 Left turn, 1 Straight8258831
Opposite direction12115
Same direction – 1 Turning, 1 Straight2327
Grand Total4969555256281
Graph showing crash data summary