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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

May 22 to 31, 2015 


 

 



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



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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. 



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 167.2 to 175.0 (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:
Tuesday through Friday, 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.

Maintenance/Utility Operations: 

Tuesday May 26: SR 240 eastbound milepost 36 to milepost 39 from 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. there will be a right lane closure to reinstall pavement markings.

  
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Columbia County


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


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Foster Wells Road Vicinity to E Elm Road SB - Paving
US 395, Mileposts 25.4 to 36.2 

Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting :
Monday, April 13, 2015
Scheduled Completion:
Late May, 2015 

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drivers should expect occasional lane closures between East Elm Road and Foster Wells Road traveling southbound on US 395. 
 
Project Description:
This project improves US 395 southbound between mileposts 25.4 to 36.2, East Elm Road to Foster Wells Road by removing existing aged asphalt and replacing with new and the placement of new pavement markings and lane striping.


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

Note: Rock Blasting closure will be Thursday, May 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The pass will be closed eastbound at milepost 56, near Gold Creek and westbound at milepost 61, near Price Creek. 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Nighttime:
Tuesday May 26 through Friday May 29 nights: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in the eastbound direction. Motorists may experience added travel time and delay.

Daytime: Thursday May 28 and Friday May 29: Drivers should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns and possible added travel time in both directions.

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 ( Milepost 69.5 to 62

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

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Eastbound:
Drivers will encounter nighttime lane closures Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28. The eastbound Price Creek Rest Area will be permanently closed to the public on May 27, 2015.
Survey crews are in the area making preparations for the upcoming work. Please use caution traveling through the area.

Westbound:
No impacts to traffic are expected.
Survey crews are in the area making preparations for the upcoming work. Please use caution traveling through the 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 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: Josh Patrick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 667-2881
Construction Begins: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Eastbound: On Tuesday through Friday drivers will experience delays during the day, due to a single lane closure I-90 eastbound from mileposts 137 to 138 across the Vantage Bridge.

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:
Tuesday, May 26, I-82 eastbound milepost 7 to 9: The roadway will be reduced to one lane for guardrail repair from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday, May 27: I-90 westbound MP 93, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. traffic will be reduced to one lane for guardrail repair work. Loads over 14' wide are restricted during work hours.

Thursday, May 28: I-90 eastbound MP 78, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. traffic will be reduced to one lane for guardrail repair work. Loads over 14' wide are restricted during work hours.



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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)
 
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:
Tuesday and 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 124, milepost 28.6 to 44, in the vicinity of Prescott to Waitsburg.

Thursday and Friday, 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 124 between the mileposts of 1 to 11, in the vicinities of Burbank Heights to Broetje Farms.

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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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: 
No construction related delays schedules this week.

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:
Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28, SR 410 milepost 84 to 94: Crews will be ditching between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The roadway will be reduced to one lane through the work zone. Expect minor delays.


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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