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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

 Oct. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014

 



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:
US 395, milepost 18 to milepost 20 near the Blue Bridge, closure in both directions on Sunday Oct 26 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for repairs to the flagpole on the bridge. All lanes and ramps to the bridge will be closed. Stationary and portable VMS, signs, orange barrels and cones will direct travelers off the route. SR 240 and SR 397 are both alternate routes.
 
 
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Columbia County


Maintenance/Utility Operations:  
US 12, milepost 377 to milepost 380: Monday, Oct. 27 to Wednesday, Oct. 29 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., motorists will experience one lane flagged traffic as a WSDOT crew works in the area to repair shoulder washouts.


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Maintenance/Utility Operations:
US 395, milepost 18 to milepost 20 near the Blue Bridge, closure in both directions on Sunday Oct 26 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for repairs to the flagpole on the bridge. All lanes and ramps to the bridge will be closed. Stationary and portable VMS, signs, orange barrels and cones will direct travelers off the route. SR 240 and SR 397 are both alternate routes.
 


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Garfield County

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

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King County

I-90 / Snoqualmie Pass Vic. – PCCP Rehab EB / Storm water Retrofit / Delineation

Contact:
Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810 
Construction Begins: Spring 2014
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2014

Current Week Traffic Advisory: I-90 milepost 47 to 55.2
WORK IS COMPLETE

Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of I-90 at the summit of Snoqualmie Pass from milepost 47 to 55.15 in King and Kittitas Counties. Work will consist of rehabilitation of the existing concrete pavement by replacing selected concrete panels, insertion of steel dowel bars in the pavement joints and diamond grinding of the surface. A pilot program will test LED lane and edge line markers. Other work will consist of standard striping of the highway, and drainage and paving work at the Hyak maintenance facility.


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


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Kittitas County


I-90 / Snoqualmie Pass Vic. – PCCP Rehab EB / Storm water Retrofit / Delineation

Contact: 
Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810 
Construction Begins: Spring 2014
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2014

Current Week Traffic Advisory: I-90 milepost 47 to 55.2 
WORK IS COMPLETE
 
 
Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of I-90 at the summit of Snoqualmie Pass from milepost 47.00 to 55.15 in King and Kittitas Counties. Work will consist of rehabilitation of the existing concrete pavement by replacing selected concrete panels, insertion of steel dowel bars in the pavement joints and diamond grinding of the surface. A pilot program will test LED lane and edge line markers. Other work will consist standard striping of the highway and drainage and paving work at the Hyak maintenance facility.


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 related closures:
• Monday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 22 blast closure canceled.
• Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 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 location and 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.

Restrictions: 
Eastbound I-90 Snoqualmie Pass Vicinity-Day/Night
CURRENT RESTRICTION (10/21 – 10/26) Eastbound: No loads over 12’ wide Wednesday through Friday nights, Oct. 22 through 24, from 8pm to 9am each night. 

I-90 Snoqualmie Pass Vicinity-Day/Night 
CURRENT RESTRICTION (10/21 – 10/26) Westbound: No loads over 12’ wide from 8pm Tuesday night, Oct. 21 through 9am Saturday morning, Oct. 25 with the following exceptions: *9am to 8pm, Friday, Oct. 24.


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:
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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Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-82 westbound milepost 30 near Selah: On Monday Oct 27 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the exit from I-82 to SR 823 will be closed for repairs to the collision attenuator. Orange cones and barrels as well as a buffer vehicle will direct traffic away from the ramp. The alternate route for westbound traffic into Selah would the SR 823 from North 1st Street, or proceed westbound to exit 29 and return eastbound to exit 30.

I-82 westbound near milepost 36 near Union Gap: On Tuesday Oct 28 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. crews will be working to repair guard rail on the on ramp from Valley Mall Blvd to westbound I-82. Orange cones and signs will direct traffic into the narrowed ramp configuration to allow crews to make necessary repairs.

SR-821 near milepost 13: On Tuesday Oct 28 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. single lane traffic for guard rail repair. Signs, orange cones and flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.

US 12 milepost 165 Wildcat Bridge: Monday, Oct. 27 through Thursday, Oct. 30, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., motorists will experience short delays due to one lane flagged traffic control for road shoulder work. 


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