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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


July 3 to July 12
 

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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SR 221 to 2 Miles East of Christy Rd - Paving

SR 14, mileposts 167 to 175 (Paterson to Christy Road Vicinity)
 
Contact: Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: Monday, May 11, 2015
Scheduled Completion: Late July, 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers should expect one lane piloted traffic control with delays of up to 15 minutes when traveling SR 14 in the vicinity of Paterson to Christy Road.


Project Description:
This project provides for roadway surface rehabilitation by a Cold In Place recycling method of existing asphalt and the placement of new hot mix asphalt. In addition to roadway resurfacing, new pavement markings and guardrail upgrades will be installed.



US 12 ET AL - South Central Chip Seal
SR 14 mileposts 152.2 to 159.4 (Klickitat County Line vicinity)

Contact: Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: Monday, May 4, 2015
Scheduled Completion: Late June, 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers should expect intermittent one lane piloted traffic control with delays of up to 15 minutes when traveling US 14 milepost 152 to 159 in the vicinity of the Klickitat County Line.

Project Description:
This project provides for roadway surface rehabilitation and repair of various State Routes throughout the South Central Region. In addition, new lane striping will be applied, guide post installed and pavement markings placed.


Maintenance/Utility Operations: 

Monday July 6 and Tuesday July 7, SR 182 eastbound at milepost 6 there will be a pass lane closure from 10a.m. to 5p.m. for repair of loops and sensors in the roadway.

Monday July 6 through Thursday July 9 there will be a right lane closure on I-82 westbound at milepost 82 to milepost 85 from 5a.m. to 1p.m. for road maintenance.

Tuesday July 7, I-82 at milepost 82 both eastbound and westbound off ramps will be closed from 5a.m. to 1p.m.


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Columbia County


US 12 ET AL -
South Central Chip Seal
US 12 milepost 373 to 376.4 ( Dayton to Delaney vicinity)
Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: Monday, May 4, 2015
Scheduled Completion: Late June, 2015 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers should expect one lane piloted traffic control with delays of up to 15 minutes when traveling US 12 milepost 373 to 376 between Dayton and Delaney.

Project Description:
This project provides for roadway surface rehabilitation and repair of various State Routes throughout the South Central Region. In addition, new lane striping will be applied, guide post installed and pavement markings placed.



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



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US 395
SR 17 to Muse RD SB - Paving
US 395, mileposts 45.3 to 61.2 (Vicinity of SR 17 Interchange to Muse Rd.)
Southbound only
Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: Monday, July 6, 2015
Scheduled Completion: Late September, 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers should expect one lane closures and narrowed lanes when traveling southbound on US 395 between the SR 17 / US 395 Interchange and Muse Road.

Project Description:
This project provides for roadway resurfacing, new pavement markings, guardrail upgrades and shoulder finishing.

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: Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Begins: Sept. 2011
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Scheduled rock blasting-related closures: 
• Monday, July 6 at 8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m.
• Thursday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m.


During rock blasting-related closures, crews will close I-90 in both directions from Gold Creek (milepost 56) to Price Creek (milepost 61). During blast closures, there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 at the summit or westbound past milepost 70 near Easton. This work is weather dependent and will be subject to change. 

Due to the nature of blasting operations this season, closures may last longer than an hour. This web page will be updated with extended closure information to help drivers plan their trips across Snoqualmie Pass.


Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Nighttime: (July 6 through July 11)
Monday through Wednesday nights traffic will be reduced to a single lane eastbound and westbound. Motorists may experience added travel time and delay.

Daytime: (July 6 through July 11) Monday through Friday drivers should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns and possible added travel time in both directions. 

***All Lanes will be open to traffic over the 4th of July weekend starting Thursday morning through 8:00 PM Monday evening.***

 
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. 


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:

Nighttime (July 7 through July 11): Tuesday through Friday nights traffic will be reduced to a single lane eastbound. Motorists may experience added travel time and delay.

***All Lanes will be open to traffic over the 4th of July weekend starting Thursday morning (July 2) through 8:00 PM Monday evening (July 6).***

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.


Keechelus Dam to Stampede Pass Phase 2A – Add Lanes / Build Wildlife Bridges (Milepost 62 to 69.5)

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

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Eastbound:
Travelers will encounter night time lane closures Monday through Friday. Minimal delays are anticipated.

Westbound:

Travelers will encounter night time lane closures through the project. Minimal delays are anticipated.

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 Interstate 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 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

Eastbound: Monday June 29 through Sunday July 5, drivers will experience daytime and nighttime delays due to a single lane closure on I-90 eastbound from mileposts 137 to 138 across the Vantage Bridge. Loads over 14 feet wide are prohibited through the project area.
 
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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Lewis County

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



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Walla Walla County

US 12 ET AL - South Central Chip Seal
SR 124 milepost 1.1 to 11.2 (Burbank Heights to Broetje Farms Vicinity)
SR 124 milepost 28.6 to 44.2 (Prescott to Waitsburg Vicinity)
US 12 milepost 373.0 to 376.4 (Dayton to Delaney Vicinity)
City of Walla Walla:
2nd Ave. between W. Alder St. and Howard St.
Howard St. between Reser Rd. and Tietan St. 
 
Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting:
Monday, May 4, 2015
Scheduled Completion:
Late June, 2015
 
Current Week Traffic Advisory:
No work scheduled in the vicinities of Burbank Heights to Broetje Farms.

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers can expect intermittent one lane piloted traffic control with delays of up to 15 minutes when traveling SR 124, milepost 28.6 to 44.2 in the vicinity of Prescott to Waitsburg.

No project activity between Dayton and Delaney.

No work scheduled for the City of Walla Walla vicinity.


Project Description:
This project provides for roadway surface rehabilitation and repair of various State Routes throughout the South Central Region. In addition, new lane striping will be applied, guide post installed and pavement markings placed.


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


Yakima County


US 12 ET AL - South Central Chip Seal
US 12, Mileposts 177.4 to 189.4 (Naches Vicinity)

Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting:  Monday, May 4, 2015
Scheduled Completion:  Late June, 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Monday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers should expect one lane piloted traffic control with delays of up to 15 minutes when traveling US-12, milepost 177 to 189 in the vicinity of Naches.


Project Description:
This project provides for roadway surface rehabilitation and repair of various State Routes throughout the South Central Region.  In addition, new lane striping will be applied, guide post installed and pavement markings placed.



US 97/Branch Rd. & SR 241/Mabton-Railroad Crossing Improvements
US 97 mileposts 64.9 to 65.4
SR 241 milepost 0.1 to 0.11
Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: June , 24, 2015
Scheduled Completion: July, 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. drivers should expect one lane closures of up to 15 minutes when traveling US 97 mileposts 64.9 to 65.4 (vicinity of Branch Rd.)

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. drivers should expect one lane closures of up to 15 minutes when traveling SR 241 mileposts 0.1 to 0.11 (vicinity of Boundary Rd.) 
  

Project Description:

This project improves at grade railroad crossings on US 97 and SR 241. New concrete panels and track to be placed in conjunction with new asphalt. Each crossing will receive new warning system upgrades



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

 

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