- On Tuesday, Nov. 5, crews reopened US 101 to two lanes through the Purdy Canyon north of Shelton. A temporary signal that had been in place to provide traffic control has been removed.
- Through December, motorists may still encounter single-lane closures at the construction site during night hours while crews permanently stripe the roadway and complete landscaping tasks.
- WSDOT would like to thank residents and commuters for their patience while this project was under way.
The detour is no longer necessary, as crews reopened US 101 to two lanes of traffic on Tuesday, Nov. 5,2013. Through December, crews may still have occasional single-lane closures during night hours to complete landscaping and striping tasks.
Why is WSDOT
stabilizing these slopes?
The slope was unstable and a chronic issue resulting in emergency maintenance and road closures. To stabilize the slope, WSDOT removed 76,000 cubic yards, or about 7,600 dump trucks, of dirt and material and reshaped the slope.
The End Result
The slope stabilization reduces the potential for slide related closures of US 101 and increases the protection of motorists from rock fall hazards.
Reduced slides and emergency closures are the primary benefits, but this work also reduces maintenance costs associated with cleaning up fallen rocks and repairing the roadway.
What is the project timeline?
April 29, 2013 - Project advertised for contractor bids.
July 5, 2013 - Bid awarded.
Mid August, 2013 - Construction begins.
November, 2013 - Major construction activiites end.
December, 2013 - Complete permanent restriping and landscaping tasks. Project complete.
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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?
Claudia Bingham Baker
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