- US 12 east of White Pass reopened to two lanes Nov. 8, 2013.
- Crews will resume work to reinforce the wall and repair drainage spring 2014.
On Oct. 1, 2013, a washout three miles east of White Pass, closed US 12 from Packwood to Naches for three days while crews assessed the stability of the highway along the hillside and determined the next steps.
On Oct. 4, 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation allowing WSDOT and local agencies to pursue federal emergency relief funds to restore the highway.
Crews reopened US 12 to one lane alternating traffic after the emergency declaration to reinforce the wall supporting the highway and repair drainage systems.
On Nov. 8, 2013, both lanes of US 12 reopened for winter travel.
Why is WSDOT
repairing US 12, three miles east of White Pass?
Crews must reinforce the wall supporting the roadway and repair drainage to prevent further washouts.
The End Result
Work started in fall 2013 to reinforce the wall supporting the roadway and repair drainage structures. Crews will complete the work spring 2014.
This project restores the stability of the roadway and repairs drainage systems.
What is the project timeline?
Fall 2013: Begin project
Spring 2014: Complete project
The FHWA approved up to $2.3 million of emergency relief funding to repair this washout.
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