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

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South Central Region
2809 Rudkin Road
Union Gap, WA 98903
(509) 577-1600

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South Central Region Construction Updates for the week of

July 24 to August 2, 2015
 

Kittitas CountyYakima CountyBenton CountyAsotin CountyFranklin CountyWalla Walla CountyColumbia CountyGarfield CountyLewis County
County names on the map above are linked to current construction traffic impacts.


WSDOT makes it easy for smart-phone users to "know before you go." A new mobile application for iPhone and Android keeps real-time traffic conditions always at hand.

With the new application, iPhone and Android users will have access to WSDOT's Web-based travel information including:

  • Ferries – schedules, travel alerts and routes
  • Mountain passes
  • Seattle traffic cameras
  • Travel times for Puget Sound highways
  • Canadian border wait times
  • WSDOT Blog
  • Twitter
  • Flickr photos

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. 


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

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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
I-182 milepost 1, westbound Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., WSDOT crews will close the right lane for pavement marking.


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


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US 395 / SR 17 to Muse Road - Paving (mileposts 45.3 - 61.2) Contact: Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: July 2015
Scheduled Completion: September 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers should expect one lane closures and narrowed lanes when traveling southbound on US 395 between the SR 17 / US 395 Interchange and Muse Road.

Project Description:
This project provides for roadway resurfacing, new pavement markings, guardrail upgrades and shoulder finishing.

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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Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-90 westbound milepost 51 right lane closure 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday, July 27 to July 31 to replace concrete deck panels. Work should be completed by noon on Friday.


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I-90 Hyak to Keechelus Dam Project (mileposts 56 to 61)

Contact: Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Begins: Spring 2010
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Scheduled rock blasting-related closures: 
• Monday, July 27, at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 29 at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• Thursday, July 30 at 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

During rock blasting-related closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures, there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 at the summit or westbound past milepost 70 near Easton. This work is weather dependent and will be subject to change. 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Nighttime: 
 Saturday night (July 25th) eastbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane. Monday through Friday nights (July 27th though July 30th), eastbound and westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane. Motorists may experience added travel time and delay.

Daytime: Monday through Thursday and Friday until noon, (July 27th though July 30th), drivers should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns and possible added travel time in both directions.

Restrictions: 
For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions webpage:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx 

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. Bicyclists can use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, weather permitting, as an alternate route.

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. 


Keechelus Dam to Stampede Pass Phase 2A – Add Lanes / Build Wildlife Bridges (mileposts 62 to 69.5)

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2019

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Eastbound:
Travelers will encounter night time lane closures Monday through Friday. Minimal delays are anticipated.
Drivers be aware of traffic revisions as work progresses.

Westbound:
Travelers will encounter night time lane closures through the project. Minimal delays are anticipated.

Beginning August 3, westbound I-90 at milepost 61 to 61, will be reduced to one lane beginning at 9:00 pm. This will remain in effect until Thursday morning, August 6. Minor delays should be anticipated.
Drivers be aware of traffic revisions as work progresses.


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 provides for the improvement of 2.5 miles of I-90 from Keechelus Dam to the Price Creek Rest Area. The existing four lane facility will be replaced with a new six lane highway which includes several new bridges, drainage structures, chain up areas, illumination and ITS facilities and a wildlife overcrossing structure.
 

I-90 Oakes Ave I/C to Peoh Rd. Bridge Vic. WB – Replace / Rehab Concrete (mileposts 84 to 87)

Contact:
Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Began: June 2015
Scheduled Completion:
Fall 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Nighttime (July 17 through July 24):
Monday through Friday nights traffic will be reduced to a single lane eastbound and westbound. Motorists may experience added travel time and delay.

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 provides for the improvement of 3 miles of westbound Interstate 90 in the Cle Elum vicinity by rehabilitating the left lane concrete pavement and replacing the right lane concrete pavement.
 

I-90 Columbia River Vantage Bridge Painting (mileposts 137 to 138)

Contact: Dan Lewis, WSDOT Project Engineer, (509) 667-2881
Construction Begins
: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory

Eastbound: Drivers will experience delays due to a single lane closure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to avoid delays, drivers may consider taking an alternate route using US 97, I-82 or SR 24. Loads over 14 feet wide are prohibited through the project area.
 
Project Description:
This project repaints the Vantage Bridge with a new protective coating to restore and prolong the life of the bridge. The bridge was last painted in 1984 and since then the protective coating has deteriorated exposing the steel to rust and corrosion.

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
Monday July 27, Ellensburg maintenance will have a left lane closure on I-82 westbound near milepost .5 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for pavement repair work.
 
Tuesday, July 28, Ellensburg maintenance will have a flagging operation on SR 821 near milepost 25 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for pavement repair work.
 
Wednesday July 29, Ellensburg maintenance will have a right lane closure on I-90 eastbound near milepost 106 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for guardrail maintenance work. 
 


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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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US 97/Branch Road and SR 241/Mabton-Railroad Crossing Improvements (mileposts 64.9 to 65.4 and 0.1 to 0.11)
Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: June 2015
Scheduled Completion: July 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

SR 241 at the intersection of SR 22 will remain closed until the end of July allowing for the construction of a new railroad crossing. A signed detour route has been provided. 
 
Project Description:
This project improves at grade railroad crossings on US 97 and SR 241. New concrete panels and track to be placed in conjunction with new asphalt. Each crossing will receive new warning system upgrades

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
SR 821 milepost 3 to milepost 12, Monday through Thursday, July 27 to 30, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be one lane, flagger controlled traffic with a pilot vehicles, during a paving repair operation.
 
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