Construction began June 8 and was complete Nov. 19, 2009. (Read the News Release). This busy section of SR 282 experienced a steady increase in heavy truck and commuter traffic due to the business growth at both the Port of Ephrata and the Port of Moses Lake. Resurfacing the highway with Hot Mix Asphalt increased its weight carrying capacity in addition to providing a smoother and safer ride. This project and the SR 17 Grant County Airport North paving project were combined with a SR 17 passing lane project.
Providing new signage, striping and a smoother driving surface.
| Economic Incentive
Reducing maintenance costs and supporting 20 jobs during construction.
Partnerships & Cooperation
In February 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This project translated the federal recovery funding into job creation and highway improvements.
This project was advertised for private contractor bids on March 23rd, 2009. Three bids were opened on April 23rd. Contract #7724 was awarded to Granite Northwest, Inc. for $6,235,235.00, 22% below the engineering estimate.
Funding for this project within the contract is provided by:
• 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): $1.84 million
Project Engineer Eric Pierson
WSDOT North Central Region
P.O. Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone: 509.667.2870 or toll free 888.461.8816
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