Local Information

Delays expected due to US 12 Mayfield Lake Bridge repaving work, Aug. 24 – 28

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 15:06

Bart Treece, communications, 360-905-2058
Colin Newell, project engineer, 360-740-8600

Contractor to replace pavement at their cost due to installation error

MOSSYROCK – People who use US 12 between Salkum and Mossyrock should plan additional time into their trips through the weekend.
From Thursday morning, Aug. 24, until Monday night, Aug. 28, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will alternate both directions of traffic across the Mayfield Lake Bridge (milepost 82) to remove and repave the bridge deck surface.

Earlier this year, WSDOT’s contractor, Granite Construction Inc., replaced the asphalt on the span, but upon inspection, it was determined the new pavement in this section will be prone to potholes and cracking much sooner than normal. 

“If we find that something isn’t done right, it’s our responsibility to ensure that it’s corrected,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Colin Newell. “The contractor is taking the steps necessary to make it right – at their cost, and we appreciate the public’s patience again while this work is completed.”

Delays expected
Travelers who use US 12 will alternate through a single lane around the clock and should expect delays of up to 20 minutes in this area. 

This weather dependent work is part of multiple projects to improve and preserve the highway in several locations between Salkum and Rimrock Lake. The latest highway information is available on WSDOT’s Travel Alerts webpage, mobile app, and construction webpages for southwest and south central Washington.

Get Our Mobile App

  • Our Android and iPhone apps include statewide traffic cameras, travel alerts, mountain pass reports, ferry schedules and alerts, northbound Canadian border wait times and more.