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Work refreshes SR 16 between Gorst and Port Orchard

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 13:57

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

PORT ORCHARD – A busy section of State Route 16 between Gorst and Port Orchard is marked by cracks, wheel ruts, and asphalt patches. The good news is that crews are preparing for a paving project that will create a smoother ride.

Beginning Monday, April 16, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will start a $1.9 million asphalt preservation project. Crews will repave the left lanes in both directions between Gorst and Southeast Burley Olalla Road. The work will repair more than 11 miles of highway.

Keeping traffic moving

WSDOT’s contractor, Miles Resources, will do most work at night when traffic volumes are lower. Drivers will encounter nighttime, single-lane closures starting as early as 9 p.m. and lasting no later than 6 a.m. during paving operations.

Short-term ramp closures will also be required overnight at each ramp between Southeast Burley Olalla Road and Bay Street (SR 166). Each closure will be announced as they are scheduled.

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