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On hold: Culvert repairs close SR 302 for a week near Victor

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 13:12

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

Note: Due to unfavorable weather, the closure scheduled to occur Oct. 25-Nov. 1 has been cancelled. A new closure timeline has not been set. For the latest information, please visit the SR 302 - N of E Victor Rd - Culvert Replacement web page.

VICTOR –  Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close a section State Route 302 in October to replace two failed culverts and reinforce the roadway.

A 170-foot section of SR 302 is slowly settling due to erosion, and damaging the roadway. Replacing the culverts will help prevent stormwater runoff from damaging roadway material, which makes up the base the highway. Crews will also install specialized lightweight concrete to help shore up the roadway.

“These repairs tackle two problems at once, and will keep the road smooth longer while reducing the costs we’re seeing from having to repave several times a year,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Michele Britton.  

Closure details

  • Both directions of SR 302 will be closed at milepost 4.5 near Victor starting at 6 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8.
  • All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 15.
  • Local access will be allowed to, but not through, the work zone.
  • Signed detour routes will be in place allowing drivers to bypass the closure by using signed State Route 3 and State Route 16.
  • This work is weather dependent.

This stretch of SR 302 carries approximately 3,000 vehicles per day.

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