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US 12 paving heats up near Mossyrock next week

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:26

Daytime traffic delays expected until late September

Bart Treece, communications, 360-905-2058
Devin Reck, project engineer, 360-740-8600

MOSSYROCK – The worn pavement on US 12 around Mossyrock tells a story of harsh winters and heavy trucks, but a new chapter will soon be written for the 12 mile stretch of well-used road.

On Monday, Aug. 22, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will start repaving the highway between Salkum and the Corn Creek Bridge near the east end of Riffe Lake in Lewis County.

“This work will help extend the useful life of the road and provide a smoother ride for drivers,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Devin Reck. “We need the public to help us keep traffic moving and reduce backups by taking alternate routes during construction.”

Delays are expected Monday through Friday, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. while WSDOT’s contractor, Granite Construction, alternates a single lane of traffic with a pilot car through the work zone. Drivers can use State Route 508 as an alternate route, and check the latest information on the regional construction update and travel advisory Web page.

The weather dependent work is limited to daytime hours, in order to reduce nighttime disturbances for nearby residents.

Repaving this section of highway between Salkum and the Corn Creek Bridge is part of a $7.3 million project to resurface and preserve US 12 and State Route 506 in Lewis County. This portion is expected to be complete by late September.


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