Record rainfall closed a portion of US 2 east of Index in November 2007, causing the road to sink more than seven feet. We temporarily repaired the highway in 2007. In 2008 we build a wall to permanently stabilize the roadway. We also added a drainage culvert to increase capacity, repaved the road and returned the road to its orginial configuration.
We stablized the road with a solider pile wall to prevent further erosion. We restored the original road configuration, eliminating the sharp curve and repaved the completed road.
| Protects Environment
The newly installed drainage system will protect the area from further erosion.
| Economic Incentive
We repaved this section of roadway, eliminating the need for futher costly and inconvenient repairs. Permanent repairs willl also help to prevent future road closures.
Partnerships & Cooperation
In January 2007, we awarded the contract for emergency repairs to Wilder Construction and crews began temporary repairs to stablize the hillside. Temporary repairs were completed in August 2007. Scarsella Bros, Inc. were awarded the permanent repairs portion in July 2008 and started constuction in September 2008. Crews finished the repairs and reopened the road to its original configuration in December 2008 and completed construction in August 2009.
Funding for temporary repair - $1.3 million from Federal Emergency Aid
Funding for permanent repairs - $2.9 million
Total Funding Available From All Sources
- $2.5 million from Federal Emergency Aid
- $.4 million existing funds
- $4.2 million
Project Engineer Dave Lindberg
12277 134th Court NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052
Communications Meghan Soptich Pembroke
15700 Dayton Avenue North
PO Box 330310 MS: 103
Seattle, WA 98133-9710
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