On Oct. 11, 2009, a massive landslide uplifted and destroyed a quarter mile of State Route 410 and changed the landscape and river dynamics of the Nile Valley forever. WSDOT and many other agencies established an emergency route around the landslide. In addition, Governor Gregoire tasked WSDOT and crews to build a temporary detour route which crews completed on Nov. 24, 2009.
A new route along the toe of the landslide will be open to traffic fall 2012.
The project rerouted traffic away from the landslide.
| Economic Incentive
The temporary detour kept SR 410 through the Nile Valley open as a cross-state route.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT teamed up with the Nile Valley community, Yakima county and environmental agencies to complete this project.
This project won numerous local, state and national awards for WSDOT's emergency response effort.
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|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
Jeff Minnick, WSDOT project engineer
WSDOT South Central Project Office
P.O. Box 12560
Yakima, WA 98909
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