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SR 26 - West of Othello - Passing Lane - Complete May 2010

May 6, 2010
Click to Enlarge View entire map  The passing lane now extends from milepost 34.75 to milepost 35.25.  It is approximately 4 miles west of the city of Othello.

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(Before) The passing lane begins here, just east of O'Brien Road  on the right side (eastbound).

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(Before) The passing lane ends here, before the Hart Road intersection.

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(After) The new lane is paved.


Complete May 2010

Construction began Mar. 15, 2010 and was complete within the scheduled 30 working days on May 6.

This Safety Improvement/Collision Reduction project constructed a passing lane on SR 26 just west of Othello.

Why is WSDOT constructing a passing lane on SR 26?
There have been numerous passing related collisions along this stretch of SR 26.  The addition of a passing lane provides motorists with a dedicated lane for passing.

The End Result
The addition of a passing lane increases mobility and reduces the potential for head on collisions.

Project Benefits

  • Reduced collision potential
  • Increased freight mobility

What is the project timeline?
Construction began Mar. 15, 2010 and was complete May 6.

Financial Information

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

This project was advertised for private contractor bids on December 21, 2009. On January 21, 2010, 7 qualified bids were opened. January 27, contract #7871 was awarded to Selland Construction, Inc. for $608,774.15, 24% under the engineering estimate.

This project was funded through the following source:

Transportation Partnership Account (TPA) - $1.01 million

How can I get more information?
Bob Romine, Project Engineer
WSDOT - North Central Region
P.O. Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone (509) 667-2880 or Toll Free (888) 467-8816

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