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US 12 pavement resurfacing work shifts east of Packwood

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 13:10

Bart Treece, communications, 360-905-2058
Devin Reck, project engineer, 360-759-1310

US 12 pavement resurfacing work shifts east of Packwood

PACKWOOD – Several miles of US 12 are undergoing an extreme makeover to turn back the clock on worn pavement damaged by several harsh winters and countless vehicles crossing from Lewis to Yakima County. Travelers on this well-used road will need to plan for delays for paving work between Packwood and White Pass that will begin next week and continue until fall.

Beginning Monday, July 24, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will alternate both directions of traffic each day to grind and repave the highway.

“This work was scheduled to begin next year, but due to additional damage from this winter, the road is in really rough shape and it needs to be done now,” said WSDOT project engineer Devin Reck. “We appreciate the patience and understanding from travelers this summer.”

Weekday travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes as they approach the work zone. Due to environmental restrictions, WSDOT’s contractor, Lakeside Industries, Inc., is limited to working from two hours after sunrise to two hours before sunset.

The $4.5 million project is scheduled to be complete later this fall.

Additional work on US 12

Highway resurfacing between Randle and Packwood is nearly complete, with alternating traffic on the Mayfield and Cowlitz River bridges until August. Additional delays near Rimrock Lake on the eastside of the mountains are expected for roadway repair and hillside stabilization work through the fall.

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