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SR 6 - Rock Creek Bridge - West Bridge Replacement

Status: Design
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SR 6 - Rock Creek Bridge East

Status

September 2014

  • Daytime, intermittent, single-lane closures with flaggers from 6 a.m. Monday to 4:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Construction began in late March.
  • We awarded the construction contract to Scarsella Bros. Inc. on Feb. 3, 2014.

Overview
This project helps improve safety and mobility by replacing the existing SR 6 Rock Creek West Bridge west of Pe Ell with a new, wider structure that will have 12-foot lanes and 6-foot shoulders.

Why is WSDOT replacing this bridge?
The existing concrete bridge was constructed in 1924.

The aging bridge is too narrow to accommodate the types or number of vehicles that need to cross it today. It also does not meet current federal seismic, flood, or structural standards. 

The End Result
A wider, safer bridge that accommodates today's traffic and meets current federal seismic, flood and structural standards.

Project Benefits

  • Safety: Constructs a wider roadway, and installs concrete barriers and new bridge railings.
  • Mobility: The wider structure allows traffic to flow smoothly across the bridge without delay.

What is the project timeline?

  • March 2010: Design began 
  • Fall 2011: Right-of-Way Acquisition begins.  
  • Winter 2013: The project is advertised to contractors
  • Feb. 3, 2014: Construction contract awarded to Scarsella Bros. Inc.
  • March 2014: Construction scheduled to begin 
  • Fall 2015: Construction scheduled to be complete 

Financial Information

2005 Gas Tax (TPA) and federal bridge funds: $6.4 million

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Area Engineer Colin Newell
WSDOT Chehalis Project Office
1411 Rush Road
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: 360-740-8600, or toll-free 1-866-713-2412
Email: swChehalis@wsdot.wa.gov

Or

Bart Treece
WSDOT Communications
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: 360-905-2058
Email: TreeceB@wsdot.wa.gov

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