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SR 142 - Little Klickitat River Bridge to US 97 - Paving - Complete 2012

Project Status - Complete
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Prior to this project, the 17-year-old asphalt pavement on SR 142 near Goldendale showed signs of stress and deterioration

Asphalt pavement typically lasts eight to 10 years. SR 142 near Goldendale was last paved in 1994 and was due for repairs.

The pavement was cracking and showing other signs of deterioration. It needed to be restored to ensure the highway remains sound and drivable in the years to come.

This project paved SR 142 in both directions between the Little Klickitat River Bridge and the US 97 junction in Goldendale (mileposts 33.6 to 35.3) and made safety improvements, such as new signs and striping.

Sidewalk ramps along SR 142 in Goldendale were upgraded to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Enhances motorist safety and drivability with a smoother road surface. Improves access for pedestrians and people with disabilities.
Dollar Sign Glyph Economic Incentive
Requires less repair work and reduces maintenance costs.

Partnerships & Cooperation
At WSDOT we seek to address the concerns of the tribal nations using the process outlined in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the WSDOT Tribal Consultation Policy adopted in 2003 by the Transportation Commission as part of the WSDOT Centennial Accord Plan. This project did not impact any tribal resources since the work was entirely above ground on existing WSDOT right of way. For more information visit our WSDOT Tribal Liaison website.

WSDOT makes every effort to assess and minimize environmental impacts from our projects. A detailed analysis of the project’s environmental impacts was completed as part of the environmental documentation and environmental permitting processes. For environmental information specific to this project, please contact Barb Aberle at (360) 905-2186, or e-mail


  • Pre-existing funds: $1.2 million
  • Total Funding Available: $1.2 million

Contact Us

Area Engineer Chris Tams
WSDOT Columbia Gorge Project Office
P.O. Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
Phone: 360-759-1310, or toll-free at 1-866-279-0730


Abbi Russell
WSDOT Communications
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
Phone: 360-905-2058

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