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Please use extra caution when driving through construction zones.

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 Update and Travel Advisory

Dec. 9 to 18, 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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SR- 240 – Cascade Natural Gas – MP 38.65 Vicinity
Contact:
Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785

Construction Begins: Monday, December 12, 2016
Scheduled Completion: January 31, 2017

Restrictions:
Between Tuesday, December 13 and Friday, December 16 there will be an intermittent left shoulder closure in both directions of SR 240 in the vicinity of MP 38.65, west of the SR 240 / Columbia Center Blvd. Interchange during daylight hours.

Project Description:
Cascade Natural Gas’s contractor: Brothers Pipeline, will be installing a buried natural gas line crossing west of the SR 240 / Columbia Center Blvd. Interchange.


SR 24 – Bonneville Power Administration – MP 33.0 to MP 34.5 Vicinity
Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785

Construction Begins: Monday, December 12, 2016
Scheduled Completion: Monday, December 12, 2016

Restrictions:
On Monday, December 12, 2016, drivers may experience minor delays between MP 33.5 to MP 34.5 on SR 24. Flaggers will alternate traffic through the work zone intermittently between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Project Description:
Bonneville Power Administration’s contractor: Wilson Construction, will be installing overhead power lines approximately 1.5 miles west of the intersection of SR 24 and Cold Creek Road.


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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Franklin 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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I-90 – Puget Sound Energy – Power Line Maintenance Work – MP 36 Vicinity
Contact:
Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Begins: December 13, 2016
Scheduled Completion: December 13, 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
1 mile east of the I-90 / 468th Ave Interchange, motorists may experience minor delays while traffic is reduced by a single right lane closure in the eastbound direction, between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

Project Description:
Puget Sound Energy will be conducting maintenance work on their power line facility in the right shoulder of eastbound I-90 1 mile east of the I-90 / 468th Ave Interchange near milepost 36.

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


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I-90 Hyak to Keechelus Dam Phase 1C – Replace Snow shed and Add Lanes (mileposts 57 to 60)
Contact: Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Begins: Spring 2011
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:


Monday through Friday, drivers should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions. Minimal delays are anticipated. 

Scheduled rock blasting-related closure:     
Completed for the season.
 
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.

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. 



I-90 Keechelus Dam to Stampede Pass Phase 2A – Add Lanes /      Build Wildlife Bridges (mileposts 62 to 69)
Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2019 

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

Scheduled rock blasting-related closure:      
Completed for the season.

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 Peoh Rd Bridge to Elk Height Rd Vic. WB – Replace / Rehab Concrete (mileposts 87 to 93)

Contact: Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Began: April 2016
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017 

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Project is shut down for the winter. Work to resume in 2017
 
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 two year project provides for the improvement of 6 miles of westbound Interstate 90, located approximately 5 miles east of Cle Elum, by replacing the concrete pavement.


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


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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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US-12 / SR-823: Old Naches Highway Vic to I-82 and     SR-823 / Yakima to Selah – Paving
 
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1810
Construction Begins: July 2016
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017 

Current Week Traffic Advisory US-12, I-82 & SR-823:
Work is complete for the winter.

Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of 4.99 miles of US 12 from milepost 197.76 to 202.75 and on SR 823 from milepost 0.00 to 0.67. Work will consist of milling the existing asphalt pavement, bridge repair, paving and other minor work.



Maintenance/Utility Operations:
US 12 milepost 174: Monday Dec. 12 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., there will be one lane alternating traffic for guard rail repair. This will be weather permitting.



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