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Traffic fines are doubled in work zones when workers are present.

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South Central Region
2809 Rudkin Road
Union Gap, WA 98903
(509) 577-1600

Normal business hours:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

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South Central Region Construction Updates for the week of

Feb. 12 to Feb. 21, 2016


Kittitas CountyYakima CountyBenton CountyAsotin CountyFranklin CountyWalla Walla CountyColumbia CountyGarfield CountyLewis County
County names on the map above are linked to current construction traffic impacts.


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:

  • Ferries – schedules, travel alerts and routes
  • Mountain passes
  • Seattle traffic cameras
  • Travel times for Puget Sound highways
  • Canadian border wait times
  • WSDOT Blog
  • Twitter
  • Flickr photos

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.


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


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Benton City – Construct Intersection Improvements
Contact:
Moe Davari, Project Engineer, 509-222-2402

Construction Begins: December 14, 2015

Scheduled Completion: July 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday through Thursday motorist will experience intermittent one lane two way traffic control on SR-224 with delays of up to 15 minutes between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of the SR 224/SR 225 intersection located adjacent to I-82 at Benton City. The project will replace the existing intersection with a roundabout, relocate the existing park and ride lot, modify the existing drainage system, and install new high mast street lighting.




US 395 – Zayo Group, LLC. – Installing Fiber Optic – (mileposts 13.87 to 14.92) 

Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785

Construction Begins: Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
Scheduled Completion: Feb. 26, 2016

Restrictions:
Drivers should prepare for potential delays northbound on US 395, from the intersection of Ridgeline Drive to the intersection of 27th Ave. There will be utility work beyond the shoulder taking place through Friday, Feb. 26, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Project Description:
Utility crews are installing a fiber optic line along the Right side of US 395.



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


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



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


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



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



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I-90 Hyak to Keechelus Dam Project (mileposts 56 to 61)

Contact: Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Begins: Spring 2010
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Scheduled rock blasting-related closure:
Rock blasting closures are complete for 2015. Blasting closures will resume in the spring of 2016.

Nighttime: 
Project has shut down for the winter, work will resume in Spring of 2016.

Daytime:
Project has shut down for the winter, work will resume in Spring of 2016.
 

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

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 is no shoulder for bicycles to use. Bicyclists can use the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, weather permitting, as an alternate route.

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 (mileposts 62 to 69.5)

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

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Scheduled rock blasting-related closure:
Rock blasting closures are complete for 2015. Blasting closures will resume in the spring of 2016. 

Eastbound: 
Project has shut down for the winter, work will resume in Spring of 2016.

Westbound: 
Project has shut down for the winter, work will resume in Spring of 2016.

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 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.



I-90 Easton Hill Vic. To Kachess River Bridge – Paving (milepost 67.3 to 69.5)

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Summer 2015
Scheduled Completion: Spring 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Project has shut down for the winter, work will resume in Spring of 2016. 

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 improvement of 2.2 miles of eastbound I-90 from milepost 67 to 69. Work will consist of paving the roadway and rehabilitation of the bridge deck crossing Sparks Road. Guardrail work will also be included.
 


I-90 Emergency Spill Clean up. Cle Elum  River Bridges Milepost 81

I-90 milepost 81:
Westbound:
Tuesday through Friday, lane closures during daylight hours, weather permitting. Minor delays can be anticipated.


Eastbound:
No restrictions anticipated.



I-90 Oakes Ave I/C to Peoh Rd. Bridge Vic. WB – Replace / Rehab Concrete (mileposts 84 to 87)

Contact:
Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Began: June 2015
Scheduled Completion:
Fall 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Project has shut down for the winter, work will resume in Spring of 2016.

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 provides for the improvement of 3 miles of westbound Interstate 90 in the Cle Elum vicinity by rehabilitating the left lane concrete pavement and replacing the right lane concrete pavement.



I-90 Columbia River Vantage Bridge Painting (mileposts 137 to 138)

Contact: Dan Lewis, WSDOT Project Engineer, (509) 667-2881
Construction Begins
: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
This project has shut down for the winter. Work will resume in Spring 2016.

Eastbound: No restrictions, both eastbound lanes are open.
Westbound: No restrictions, both westbound lanes are open.

Project Description:
This project repaints the Vantage Bridge with a new protective coating to restore and prolong the life of the bridge. The bridge was last painted in 1984 and since then the protective coating has deteriorated exposing the steel to rust and corrosion.



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



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US 12/ White Pass Washout

Contact:
Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
US 12 White Pass: The temporary washout repairs were completed Feb. 1. During Feb. and March, a traffic signal will continue to direct traffic through a single lane near these repair areas. Work to reconstruct the roadway in the three washout locations will resume in early April, after winter weather subsides. 



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


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

 
 
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US 12/ White Pass Washout

Contact:
Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US 12 White Pass: The temporary washout repairs were completed Feb. 1. During Feb. and March, a traffic signal will continue to direct traffic through a single lane near these repair areas. Work to reconstruct the roadway in the three washout locations will resume in early April, after winter weather subsides.



Maintenance/Utility Operations:

SR 821 – CenturyLink – Fiber Optic Installation – MP 1 to MP 2 Vic.
Contact:
Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785

Construction Begins: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016
Scheduled Completion: Feb. 18, 2016

Restrictions: Drivers may experience minor delays as contractor crews will be hydro seeding along SR-821 in a mobile operation during daylight hours.

Project Description:
This is a CenturyLink project, and their crews have installed underground fiber optic line along SR 821.


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