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Traffic fines are doubled in work zones when workers are present.

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Union Gap, WA 98903
(509) 577-1600

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South Central Region Construction Update and Travel Advisory

Dec. 8 to 17, 2017





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To access these applications, just search for "WSDOT" in the Android Market or in the iTunes application store.

While on the road, drivers can tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 am and 530 am and dial 5-1-1 from their hands-free device for current conditions.



US-12 / McNary Pool to Old Highway 12 & Clarkston Paving

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began:
July 2017
Scheduled Completion: 
November 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project Description:
This project will mill out the existing asphalt and pave back new HMA on three section of US-12.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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I-82 Columbia River Bridge - EB Truss Deck Replacement
Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: June 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory
:
The detour below will be in place until Fall 2018

Eastbound traffic has been shifted across a detour onto the westbound Columbia River bridge into Oregon. The speed limit east and westbound is reduced to 40 mph across this detour. Westbound traffic is also reduced to a single lane.

Project Description:
This project will remove the deck off the truss section of the eastbound bridge across the Columbia River into Oregon. The work will also upgrade the electrical system and pavement markings across the bridge. Traffic will be detoured onto the westbound bridge during the majority of this multi-session project. 




SR-240 milepost 25.5 to milepost 26.5 City of Richland Village Parkway Intersection

Contact: Paul Gonseth, WSDOT Planning Engineer (509) 577-1630
Construction Began: September 5, 2017
Scheduled Completion: Spring 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated until next spring.

Project Description:
This is a Developer project. The Developer’s contractor will be constructing a new intersection with left-turn channelization on SR-240 at milepost 26.16.


Benton County (Umatilla County in Oregon)

I-82 – Bonneville Power Administration – Install Fiber Line (Milepost 122 to Milepost 10 in Oregon)

Contact:
Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785

Construction Begins: Monday, December 11, 2017
Scheduled Completion: Friday, December 15, 2017

Restrictions: 
Monday Dec. 11 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. drivers should prepare for rolling slowdowns and possible added travel time in both directions of I-82 between milepost 122, Coffin Road Interchange Vicinity and I-82 milepost 5 Powerline Road in Oregon. Work is weather dependent and be moved to Tuesday through Friday depending on weather conditions.

Project Description:
This is a Bonneville Power project taking place in Oregon, and their contractor crews are installing an overhead fiber line.

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-82 eastbound milepost 114 to milepost 116: Tuesday Dec 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a right lane closure for guardrail repair work.



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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



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Franklin County


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-182 eastbound milepost 7 to milepost 11: On Tuesday Dec. 12 starting at 8 p.m. and lasting until 2 a.m. on Wednesday Dec 13 there will be a left lane closure for repairs to the road surface.

I-182 eastbound milepost 10 to milepost 11: On Wednesday Dec. 13 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a right lane closure for guardrail repairs.

I-182 westbound milepost 9 to milepost 12: On Wednesday Dec. 13 starting at 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 14 the left and center lanes will be closed for repairs to the road surface.



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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 



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I-90 468th Ave. SE to W Summit Rd EB – Rehab Concrete, Deck Rehab, Culvert Rehab (mileposts 34 to
52)

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Spring 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Eastbound:
Wednesday Dec. 13 through Friday Dec. 15. Drivers can expect lane closures from milepost 34 near North Bend to milepost 52 near the summit of Snoqualmie pass during the day. Drivers should plan for added travel time through this area.

Westbound:
No traffic impacts anticipated this week 
 
Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions, please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions webpage: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Project Description:
This project will provide for rehabilitation of the eastbound lanes of I-90 from the 468th Avenue Interchange in North Bend to the West Summit Road at Snoqualmie Pass (milepost 34 to milepost 52). Work will consist of concrete panel replacement, concrete pavement grinding and culvert rehabilitation to maintain drainage. Also included in the work is the
rehabilitation of bridge decks 90/91S eastbound at Snoqualmie River, 90/96.5N westbound at Denny Creek, the Denny Creek Viaduct Bridge 90/97.2N westbound and Bridge 90/97.7N westbound at Franklin Falls. 


Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 



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I-90 Hyak to Keechelus Dam Phase 1C – Replace Snow shed and Add Lanes (mileposts 57 to 60)

Contact:
Jerry Wood WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 
Construction Began: Spring 2011
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018 


Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday Dec. 11 through Wednesday Dec. 13, eastbound traffic may be reduced to a single lane from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to restripe the roadway and move concrete barrier. These lane closure are weather dependent and will be canceled with unfavorable weather. Minimal delays are anticipated.  
 

Scheduled rock blasting related closures:
Rock blasting closures are finished for the year.

   
Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services website.


Bicycle Alternate Route:
I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions
between the Hyak interchange (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62) because there is no shoulder for bicycles to use.

Project Description:
Crews are building a wider and more reliable five-mile stretch of I-90 from Hyak to Keechelus Dam by adding lanes, replacing and adding bridges, stabilizing rock slopes and replacing the snow shed with avalanche bridges. 



Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



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SR-124  Monument DR/RR Xing – Construct Bridge milepost 5

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: March 2017
Scheduled Completion:
Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project Description:
This project will construct a bridge over the Union Pacific railroad crossing to allow SR-124 traffic to cross above the railroad. Monument Drive will reconnect to SR-124 west of its current location. Moving the intersection will improve safety for traffic entering SR-124 at milepost 5.


 
Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

  

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I-82 / US 97 – Yakima County Deck Rehabilitation (I-82 mileposts 41 to 42, US 97 mileposts 37 to 38)

Contact:
Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: May 2017
Scheduled Completion: December 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
I-82 milepost 41 westbound: Monday Dec. 11 starting at 8 a.m. through Thursday Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. westbound traffic is reduced to a single lane 24 hours per day. Expect delays during peak evening travel times. 

Project Description:
This project rehabilitates the bridge deck on two bridges in Yakima County. Bridge 82/135N is the westbound bridge that crosses the Yakima Valley Highway at milepost 42, located 5 miles east of Yakima on I-82. Bridge 97/102 crosses Satus Creek, located 24 miles south of
Toppenish on US-97. The bridges will be rehabilitated by removing and replacing the top portion of the bridge decks with a modified concrete overly. Bridge expansion joints will also be replaced.


Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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