- Motorists traveling on Interstate 5 through the Nisqually Delta in Thurston County will notice lane closures and painting crews hard at work on the Nisqually River bridges Friday and Saturday nights. Work will occur on both bridges, requiring lane closures in both directions of I-5. Weather permitting, the following closures will occur. In the event of inclement weather, the closures and work will be postponed.
This project will clean and paint the steel framework of both Nisqually River bridges on I-5 in Thurston county. The fresh coat of paint will help prevent future corrosion to the steel, preserve the bridges' structural integrity, and prolong the life of the bridges.
Why is WSDOT
painting the Nisqually River Bridges?
The Nisqually River bridges were last painted 25 years ago in 1988. Since then, the protective coating on the bridges has deteriorated, exposing the steel to the weather and elements, which has resulted in rust and corrosion. Painting the bridges will preserve and restore the bridges' structural integrity and protect the steel from future corrosion.
The End Result
The steel framework of the bridges will be cleaned and repainted with a protective coating. The project will prolong the life of the bridges for the 111,000 drivers who cross over them daily.
This project helps prevent future corrosion and preserves the bridges' structural integrity.
All work to remove the existing paint and apply new paint will be done under full containment to protect the environment.
What is the project timeline?
March 20, 2013: Project advertised for bids
June 2013: Work begins
Fall 2013: Work ends until 2014
Spring 2014: Work resumes
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|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
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Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
How can I get more information?
WSDOT Project Engineer
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