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South Central Region Construction Update and Travel Advisory

Feb 24 to Mar 5, 2017





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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 City of Richland – MP 28.2 Vicinity
Contact:
Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Begins: Feb. 22, 2017
Scheduled Completion: Feb. 24, 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
This project has been completed.

Project Description:
This is a City of Richland utility project. The City’s contractor, M & L Construction, Inc. will be installing buried power and fiber optic lines.

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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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:
Daytime: Drivers will experience minor delays due to single-lane closures westbound during the day Friday, Feb. 24 from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Nighttime – Full Closure:
At night, drivers will experience full closures of I-90 in both directions:

• I-90 westbound closure from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 through 5 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Traffic will be stopped at Stampede Pass Interchange. Crews will reopen the lanes every two hours to clear out traffic. Traffic should anticipated 2 hour delays.

• I-90 eastbound closure 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 through 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Traffic will be stopped east of the summit. Crews will reopen the lanes every two hours to clear out traffic. Traffic should anticipated 2 hour delays.

Drivers should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns at night Monday through Sunday as crews work to refill the portable lights through the project area. 
 
In an effort to improve visibility and safety at night on I-90, crews are installing additional reflectors along barriers and installing LED lane markers where possible. Crews are also removing built-up snow in the lanes along Keechelus Lake and cleaning the road dirt off the side panels to improve reflectivity. A reduced speed of 45-miles per hour at night will assist drivers navigating through the eastbound lanes east of the summit; the temporary speed reduction will be in effect until visibility along the lake improves.

Scheduled rock blasting-related closure:     
Completed for the season, will 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

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: 
Project is currently in winter shutdown. Work will resume in the spring of 2017.

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


US-97 - City of Ellensburg – Sewer and Power Relocation – MP 134.10 to MP 134.3
Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Begins: February 3, 2017
Scheduled Completion: March 3, 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
At the intersection of US 97 / Dolarway Road and University Way, milepost 134, the City’s contractor will have intermittent shoulder closures during daylight hours, Tuesday through Friday.

Project Description:
This is a City of Ellensburg utility relocation project. The City’s contractor will be relocating power and sewer lines in anticipation of the upcoming US 97 / Dolarway Intersection – Intersection Improvement Project.


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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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:

I-82 westbound Exit 31 off ramp to US-12 westbound: Thursday, March 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the ramp may be closed for repair. Actual closure schedule will be determined early in the week and posted by Wednesday. Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Alternate routes to US 12 westbound are available at Exit 34 via North First Street, or Exit 30B via I-82 eastbound.

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:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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