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All lanes of SR 3 to reopen following slide repairs

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Date:  Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Contact: Claudia Bingham Baker, WSDOT communications, 360-357-2789 (Tumwater)

SHELTON –Motorists should be driving on a restored section of State Route 3 just north of Shelton by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

Since mid-March, only one lane has been open to motorists along a portion of highway damaged by heavy rains. Repairs are almost complete and on Friday the Washington State Department of Transportation will reopen the second lane.

Contractor Rognlin’s Inc. of Aberdeen completed the $1.3 million emergency repair, which consisted of stabilizing a 120-foot-long section of roadway with a retaining wall.

“These repairs will ensure that this section of highway is stable for years to come,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Scott Ireland. “The confined work area above the steep slope made the project challenging, and Rognlin’s did a great job for us. We also appreciate the patience that drivers showed us while the road was down to one lane.”

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