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South Central Region
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Union Gap, WA 98903
(509) 577-1600

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South Central Region Construction Update and Travel Advisory

June 15 to 24, 2018

        


WSDOT makes it easy for smart-phone users to "know before you go." A new mobile application for iPhone and Android keeps real-time traffic conditions always at hand.

With the new application, iPhone and Android users will have access to WSDOT's Web-based travel information including:

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  • Canadian border wait times
  • WSDOT Blog
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To access these applications, just search for "WSDOT" in the Android Market or in the iTunes application store.

While on the road, drivers can tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 am and 530 am and dial 5-1-1 from their hands-free device for current conditions.





SR-129 – Asotin PUD – Water Line Utility Work – MP 42.30 to MP 42.42
Contact:
Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Began:
May 3, 2018
Scheduled Completion: June 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 
 
Project Description:
This an Asotin County PUD waterline replacement project under SR-129 (6th Street) between the intersection of SR-129 / Poplar Street and SR- 129 / US-12.



Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



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Tri-Cities Vic – Paving, ADA and Joint Repair
Contact: Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: June 2018
Scheduled Completion: August 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project Description:
This Contract provides for the improvement of the 1-182 interchange from MP 4.40 to MP 5.67, and US 395 from MP 17.09 to 17.60 & from MP 17.93 to MP 18.08 in Benton County by rehabilitating the existing roadway which includes planing bituminous pavement, crack
sealing, fog sealing, paving with HMA CL. 112 IN. PG 64-28, striping, flexible guide post, barrier strip, bridge work by removing existing overlay from bridge deck, performing bridge deck repair, and applying waterproofing membrane for one bridge, constructing traffic barrier for one bridge, repairing traffic barrier for one bridge, removing and reconstructing bridge approach slabs for two bridges, performing expansion joint modification for seven bridges, ADA work, traffic control and other work.


Kingsgate Way – Signalize Intersection
Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began:
June 2018
Scheduled Completion: July 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Expect lane Closures Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Project Description:
This Contract provides for the improvement of the SR-240 from MP 26.80 to MP 27.08 in Benton County, Kingsgate Way Signalize Intersection: by installing a new traffic signal system; installing cement concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk; re-channelizing the intersection with new pavement markings and delineation; signing; traffic control and other work.



I-82 Columbia River Bridge - EB Truss Deck Replacement
Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: June 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory

Single lane traffic both directions is in place until Fall 2018

Eastbound traffic has been shifted across a detour onto the westbound Columbia River bridge into Oregon. The speed limit east and westbound is reduced to 40 mph across this detour. Westbound traffic is also reduced to a single lane.

Project Description:
This project will remove the deck off the truss section of the eastbound bridge across the Columbia River into Oregon. The work will also upgrade the electrical system and pavement markings across the bridge. Traffic will be detoured onto the westbound bridge during the majority of this multi-session project. 


I-182 / Queensgate Dr – Interchange Improvements
Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: May 2018
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
The Queensgate eastbound on-ramp onto I-182 is now open.
Northbound Queensgate traffic: Use Keene Road Detour.
Eastbound off-ramp I-182 onto Queensgate: Use Keene Road Detour.

Construction Activity will be taking place Monday, June 18  through Friday, June 22 during daylight hours. Trucks may be entering the roadway, but there will be no impact to traffic.

Project Description:
This Contract provides for the improvement of the I-182/Queensgate Drive Interchange by replacing the existing traffic signal with a roundabout, re-aligning and adding second lanes to the EB on/off-ramps that connect to/from the roundabout, constructing high-mast light standard foundations, installing new drainage structures, constructing a new shared use path and other work.



SR-240 milepost 25.5 to milepost 26.5 City of Richland Village Parkway Intersection

Contact: Paul Gonseth, WSDOT Planning Engineer (509) 577-1630
Construction Began: Sept. 5, 2017
Scheduled Completion: Spring 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project Description: This is a Developer project. The Developer’s contractor will be constructing a new intersection with left-turn channelization on SR-240 at milepost 26.16. 


Maintenance/Utility Operations:

US-395 milepost 17 southbound: Thursday June 21 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a left lane closure for guardrail repair work.

SR-397 milepost 2.5 to milepost 3.5: Monday June 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger controlled single lane closures for asphalt repairs.


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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.
 


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Maintenance/Utility Operations:

US-395, both directions from milepost 22 to milepost 66. Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. there will be a mobile striping operation. Starting time for Monday only will be 9 a.m.

SR-397 northbound at milepost 19.85, Tuesday June 19 through Thursday June 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. WSDOT crews will be working on asphalt repairs. There will be traffic revisions at Oregon Avenue and Ainsworth. Traffic from the Port of Pasco to Northbound SR-397 will be effected. Follow detour. 

 



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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



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I-90 468th Ave. SE to W Summit Rd EB – Rehab Concrete, Deck Rehab, Culvert Rehab (mileposts 34 to
52)

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Began: Spring 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Eastbound: 

Drivers can expect lane closures from milepost 34 near North Bend to milepost 52 near the summit of Snoqualmie Pass, 24 hours a day seven days a week. Drivers should plan for added travel time through this area.

Westbound:
 
Drivers can expect lane closures from milepost 52 near the summit of Snoqualmie Pass to milepost 47, 24 hours a day seven days a week. Traffic is reduced to two lanes from milepost 52 to milepost 47, with one lane shifted around the work zone as crews repair several bridge decks. This traffic shift will remain in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until mid-August. Drivers should plan for added travel time through this area.


Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions, please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions webpage: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Project Description:
This project will provide for rehabilitation of the eastbound lanes of I-90 from the 468th Avenue Interchange in North Bend to the West Summit Road at Snoqualmie Pass (milepost 34 to milepost 52). Work will consist of concrete panel replacement, concrete pavement grinding and culvert rehabilitation to maintain drainage. Also included in the work is the
rehabilitation of bridge decks 90/91S eastbound at Snoqualmie River, 90/96.5N westbound at Denny Creek, the Denny Creek Viaduct Bridge 90/97.2N westbound and Bridge 90/97.7N westbound at Franklin Falls. 




I-90 USFS Rd. 9030 Exit 45 Interchange Replace Lighting System


Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Summer 2018
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Eastbound:

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week

Westbound:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions, please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions webpage: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Project Description:
This project proposes to replace the existing lighting system at the USFS 9030 Rd interchange at milepost 46. Work will consist of replacing luminaire foundations and poles, new electrical junction boxes, conduit and service cabinets and other work associated with the project.



Maintenance/Utility Operations:

I-90 both directions at milepost 38 interchange and milepost 42 interchange. Monday June 18 through Thursday June 21 from 7 a.m. to 3
p.m. There will be flagging operations for pavement sealing. The ramps will be open.




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I-90 Hyak to Keechelus Dam Phase 1C – Replace  westbound


Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Eastbound: 
Monday evening June 18 through Saturday morning June 23, eastbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane between the hours of 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning. Minimal impacts to traffic are anticipated.

Westbound:
Monday evening June 18 through Saturday morning June 23, westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane between the hours of 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning. Minimal impacts to traffic are anticipated.

Expect intermittent rolling slowdowns both directions. Minimal traffic delays anticipated.

Scheduled rock blasting related closures:
No rock blasting closures scheduled at this time.

Closures are planned to last one hour, it is always possible that cleanup efforts could take longer if more material comes down than predicted.

Eastbound traffic will be stopped at Gold Creek milepost 56, westbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 61 Price Creek. No services are available past exit 53 eastbound and exit 70 westbound during blast closures. Anticipate one hour or more of added travel time. 
   
Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services website.

Bicycle Alternate Route: I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions
between the Hyak interchange (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62) because there are no shoulders for bicycles to use.

Project Description:
Crews are building a wider and more reliable five-mile stretch of I-90 from Hyak to Keechelus Dam by adding lanes, replacing and adding bridges, stabilizing rock slopes and replacing the snow shed with avalanche bridges. 




Keechelus Dam to Stampede Pass Phase 2A – Add Lanes / Build Wildlife Bridges
MP 59 to 62

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Began: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2019

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Monday June 18 through Saturday morning June 23 possible single lane closures 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday-Friday nights only.

Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please visit the Commercial Vehicle Services website.

Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of 2.5 miles of I-90 from Keechelus Dam to the Price Creek Rest Area. The existing four lane facility will be replaced with a new six lane highway which includes several new bridges, drainage structures, chain up areas, illumination and ITS facilities and a wildlife overcrossing structure. 
  

SR-903 / Cle Elum to National Forest Boundary - Paving
MP 2.06 to 10.10
Contact:
Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Summer 2018
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Restrictions: For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions Webpage:http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Project Description:
This project will mill and repave the roadway of SR-903 from milepost 2.06 just outside of Cle Elum to milepost 10.1 north of Ronald. Other work will include pavement sealing, guardrail and delineation.


Easton to Ellensburg Vic. Interchange paving
MP 69.7 to 106.3
Contact:
Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Began: Spring 2018
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
West Easton:
Milepost 71: No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Thorp: 
Milepost 101: No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

West Ellensburg: 
Milepost 106: No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Restrictions: For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions Webpage:http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Project Description:
This project will mill and pave the on and off ramps of three interchanges between Easton and Ellensburg, West Easton, Thorpe and West Ellensburg. The overcrossing structure at Thorpe will also receive some preservation work.


I-90 Yakima River Bridges Cle Elum to Ellensburg-Deck Rehab MP 86.19 to MP 86.28 & MP 102.49 to MP 102.61
Contact:
Jerry Wood WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859
Construction Began: May 2018
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2020

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services website.

Milepost 86 (Cle Elum vicinity):
 
Eastbound: Single lane closures nightly:
Tuesday June 19 and Wednesday June 20, 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. the following morning
Thursday June 21, 8 p.m. to Friday June 22, 9 a.m.
Friday June 22, 8 p.m. to Saturday June 23, 10 a.m.


Westbound: Single lane closures nightly
Tuesday June 19, 4 p.m. to Wednesday June 20, 12 a.m.
Wednesday June 20, 6 p.m. to Thursday June 21, 10 a.m.
Thursday June 21, 8 p.m. to Friday June 22, 11 a.m.
Friday June 22, 8 p.m. to Saturday June 22, 10 a.m.


Milepost 102 (4 miles west of Ellensburg):

Eastbound: Single lane closures nightly
Tuesday June 19 and Wednesday June 20, 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. the following morning
Thursday June 21, 8 p.m. to Friday June 22, 9 a.m.
Friday June 22, 8 p.m. to Saturday June 23, 10 a.m.

Westbound: Single lane closures nightly
Tuesday June 19, 4 p.m. to Wednesday June 20, 12 a.m.
Wednesday June 20, 6 p.m. to Thursday June 21, 10 a.m.
Thursday June 21, 8 p.m. to Friday June 22, 11 a.m.
Friday June 22, 8 p.m. to Saturday June 22, 10 a.m.

Minimal impacts to traffic are anticipated


Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of Yakima River Bridges, on I-90, East of Cle Elum, MP 86.2, Bridge 10/140 N&S: and West of Ellensburg, MP 102.5, Bridges 10/154 N&S. The bridges will be rehabilitated by removing and replacing the bridge decks with a concrete overlay. Bridge expansion joints will also be modified on all 4 bridges and hinge repair completed on 2 bridges. A temporary bridge will be used to detour traffic around the work area during the summer and fall, until the project shuts down for the winter


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
 
I-90 westbound at milepost 57, near Gold Creek to milepost 54, near Hyak. Monday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Right lane closure for pavement marking installation.

I-90 milepost 64 eastbound: Monday June 18 and Tuesday June 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a right lane closure for bridge repair work.  

I-90 milepost 70 the Easton Road overhead bridge: Wednesday June 20 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a flagged traffic control for bridge deck repairs. 

I-90 eastbound at milepost 54, near Hyak to milepost 57 near Gold Creek Tuesday , June 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Right lane closure for pavement marking installation. 

I-90 westbound at milepost 55, near Hyak to milepost 53 near Summit.
Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday June 21 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Left lane closure for drainage maintenance.

I-90 eastbound at milepost 66 to milepost 68, near Easton Hill. Wednesday, June 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Truck lane closure for pavement marking installation. 


SR 821 both directions from milepost 6 to milepost 7, near the Roza Landing. Monday June 18 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be a pilot car traffic for ditching operations.

SR 821 milepost 18 to milepost 23, Monday June 18 through Thursday, June 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a flagging operation with pilot car for pavement sealing operation. 




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Forest Service Rd. 1284 to White Pass & SR 123 US 12 to Lewis County Line-Paving. US 12 MP 148.95 to MP 151.05, SR 123 MP 0.01 to MP 2.50

Contact:
Jerry Wood WSDOT Project Engineer (509)577-1859
Construction Began: June 2018
Scheduled Completion:
August 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

Monday June 18 through Friday June 22, during daytime hours, traffic should be prepared for alternating one-way traffic control in the vicinity of MP 149 to MP 151 on US 12. Drivers should anticipate 15 minute delays.

Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of US 12 from MP 148.95 to MP 151.05 and SR 123 from MP 0.01 to MP 2.50, in Lewis County. The project will rehabilitate the existing roadway by providing a bituminous surface treatment on SR 123 and by planning and paving the roadway on SR 12. This project will also restore all delineation.



US-12 – AT&T – Utility Work – MP 140 Vicinity

Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Begins: June 4, 2018
Scheduled Completion: Late June, 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

Project Description:
AT&T’s contractor will be conducting utility work near Cortwright Creek along US-12 near milepost 140.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:

US-12 milepost 144 to milepost 148 6 miles west of White Pass summit: Tuesday June 19 through Thursday June 21 from 6:30am to 4:30pm. Crews will be performing ditch maintenance. Flagger controlled traffic with minimal delays anticipated.



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US-730 / 0.2 to 1.8 Miles N of Oregon Border Rockfall Prevention

Contact: Alejandro Sanguino, Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Construction Began: May 2018
Scheduled Completion: Winter 2019

Current Week Traffic Advisory
Monday June 18 through Thursday June 21, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. drivers can expect intermittent single lane closures of no more than 15 minutes.
 
Project Description:
This Contract provides for the improvement of US-730, MP 0.04 to MP 1.93, in Walla Walla County by constructing 16 slope fences for rock fall prevention, temporary traffic control as well as temporary traffic control in Umatilla County Oregon and other work.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.
 


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US -12 / Indian Creek Vicinity to Wildcat Creek Bridge Vicinity-Paving & Drainage (Mileposts 140 to 166)

Contact:
Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859
Construction Began: May 2017
Scheduled Completion: Late Spring 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project description: This project provides for the improvement of US-12 in various locations between MP 140 to MP 166 by repaving the asphalt, drainage work and safety improvements. 


US-12 / Wildcat Creek Bridge Milepost 165 to milepost 167– Replace Bridge
Contact:
Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Summer 2018
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions, please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions webpage: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Project Description:
This project will replace the Wildcat Creek Bridge on US-12 at milepost 166.0.


US-12 MP 198.66 to MP 198.72-Naches River Nelson Bridges-Bridge Painting
Contact:
Jerry Wood WSDOT Project Engineer (509)577-1859
Construction Began: May 2018
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

Eastbound: Monday June 18 through Sunday morning June 24, traffic will be reduced to a single lane between the hours of 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following morning. Minimal impacts to traffic are anticipated.

Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of the Naches River Nelson Bridges on US-12, MP 198.66, by cleaning and painting all exposed metal surfaces. It also provides for removing and replacing bird screens over the truss hand holes on Bridge 12/328S, and heat straightening repair on Bridge 12/328N. 


I-82 / US 97 – Yakima County Deck Rehabilitation (I-82 mileposts 41 to 42, US 97 mileposts 37 to 38)

Contact:
Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: May 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-82 milepost 41 westbound:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

US-97 milepost 37: No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project Description:
This project rehabilitates the bridge deck on two bridges in Yakima County. Bridge 82/135N is the westbound bridge that crosses the Yakima Valley Highway at milepost 42, located 5 miles east of Yakima on I-82. Bridge 97/102 crosses Satus Creek, located 24 miles south of
Toppenish on US-97. The bridges will be rehabilitated by removing and replacing the top portion of the bridge decks with a modified concrete overly. Bridge expansion joints will also be replaced. 



SR-24 Morrier Lane milepost 3.0 to milepost 3.2 - City of Moxee
Contact:
Paul Gonseth, WSDOT Planning Engineer (509) 577-1630
Construction Began: September 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project Description: The City of Moxee is constructing a new intersection along SR-24 between Birchfield and Beaudry Roads. 


Maintenance/Utility Operations: 

US 12 both directions milepost 190, near Naches to milepost 198, near Suntides: Monday June 18 through Thursday June 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crews will be working on pavement markings. Travelers can expect lane closures with minimal delays.

US-12 both directions from milepost 158 to milepost 160, near Indian Creek area. Monday June 18 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crews will be removing dangerous trees. Flagger controlled traffic in both directions with minimal delays anticipated.

SR-410 milepost 69 to milepost 116: Monday June 18 through Thursday June 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. WSDOT crew will be repairing Guardrail and removing trees at various locations. Watch for flagged traffic control.  

I-82 westbound milepost 42, 5 miles south of Union Gap: Tuesday June 19 and Wednesday June 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be lane closures for maintenance work.



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