Why is WSDOT
repairing the damaged bridge girder on State Route 16 and Olympic Drive NW?
The Olympic Drive NW overpass on State Route 16 was struck by an oversized load. WSDOT repaired the damaged bridge girder after installing a new girder on the westbound half of the bridge. In addition, the westbound lanes were restriped to gain higher vertical clearance. A Variable Message Sign (VMS) also was installed.
The End Result
This project repaired the Olympic Drive NW overpass.
- This project restored the integrity of the overpass back to its pre-damaged condition.
- The westbound lanes of State Route 16 were restriped to gain vertical clearance.
- A new VMS sign provides more accurate and timely information to motorists.
What is the project timeline?
The project began August 4, 2014. The project was largely complete in mid-Nov. 2014.
|Financial Data for PIN 301643B
||Amount ($ in thousands)
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
The intention of the Washington State Department of Transportation is to recoup costs to the agency resulting from the girder damage and repairs from the responsible party.
How can I get more information?
Kim Mueller, P.E.
WSDOT Project Engineer
Claudia Bingham Baker
WSDOT Communications Manager
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