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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

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South Central Region Construction Updates for the week of

 March 27 to April 5, 2015 

 



Kittitas CountyYakima CountyBenton CountyAsotin CountyFranklin CountyWalla Walla CountyColumbia CountyGarfield CountyLewis CountyCounty 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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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 


  
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Columbia County


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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Garfield County


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

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King County


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

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Kittitas County


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

Contact: Will Smith, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1840
Construction Begins: Sept. 2011
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2019

Rock blasting closures are scheduled to resume in June 2015.

Restrictions:
Monday through Friday nights: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions.
Monday through Thursday days: Drivers should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions. Drivers should be prepared for intermittent delays.


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. 


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-90 eastbound milepost 137:  Monday, March 30, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., right lane  closure to clean the Vantage Bridge.  

I-90 westbound milepost 137:  Tuesday, March 31, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., right lane closure to clean the Vantage Bridge.

I-90 at the milepost 109 and 115 interchanges:  Wednesday, April 1, starting at 8 a.m., a mobile sweeping operation in both directions.

I-90 westbound milepost 102.5: Thursday, April 2, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., tree removal and clean up operations will close the right lane.

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Lewis County


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


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Walla Walla County


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



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Yakima County


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-82 eastbound milepost 21 to milepost 23: Monday, March 30 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., WSDOT will close the left lane for guardrail repair work. Traffic control will consist of barrels and a truck mounted arrow board.

SR 821 westbound milepost 10.1 to milepost 12.1:  Tuesday, March 31 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., WSDOT will close one lane for guardrail repair work. Alternating traffic controlled by flagger.

I-82 milepost 30.3 to milepost 31.7:  WSDOT bridge washing crew will be working on the Yakima and Naches Bridge during the week. Following is the list for lane closures.

Monday, March 30:  Two left lanes closed westbound from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31:  Right lane closure westbound from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1:  Two right lanes closed eastbound from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This closure will have a detour in place for traffic coming out of Selah.  Traffic will be detoured across Rest Haven Overhead then back to exit 29.  Traffic will follow detour signs.

Thursday, April 2:  Left lane closure eastbound from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
 
I-82 / Selah RV dump stations east and westbound - CLOSED
Starting Monday, March 2, water and sewer services for recreational vehicles will be closed at the east and westbound I-82 Selah Rest Areas. Crews are replacing and upgrading the facilities. The dump stations will reopen in early May for use by recreational travelers.

The rest areas and restroom facilities will remain open to travelers during this time.

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