US 101 - Purdy Canyon Vicinity Slope Stabilization - Complete March 2015

This project stabilized a chronically unstable slope adjacent to US 101 in the Purdy Canyon area located in Mason County. To stabilize the slope, WSDOT removed 76,000 cubic yards, or about 7,600 dump trucks, of dirt and material and reshaped the slope.

How you benefit

Improves safety
This project reduced slides and emergency closures of US 101 in the Purdy Canyon Vicinity.

The above detour is no longer necessary, as crews reopened US 101 to two lanes of traffic on Tuesday, Nov. 5,2013 through Purdy Canyon. The project was completed in March 2015.