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South Central Region
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Union Gap, WA 98903
(509) 577-1600

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South Central Region Construction Updates for the week of

 Sept. 20 - 28, 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:

I-182 eastbound milepost 3 to 4, Pasco: Sunday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the ramp from I-182 eastbound to SR 240 westbound (Wellsian Way/Vantage, Exit 4) will be closed for pavement repair. Motorists can use Road 100 as a detour.

I-182 milepost 5, Richland: Monday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the ramp from George Washington Way to I-182 westbound will be closed for pavement repair. The right lane from George Washington way to I-182 eastbound will also be closed. 
 
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Columbia 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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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

Eastbound: Lane closures Monday night through Saturday morning from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Daytime single lane closures Monday through Saturday. Be alert for other traffic revisions and lane shifts.

The eastbound off ramp at Exit 54 will be closed Saturday, Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alternate interchanges are available in the area.

Westbound: Lane closures Monday night through Saturday morning from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Daytime single lane closures Monday through Friday. Be alert for other traffic revisions and lane shifts. 

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 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:
I-90 westbound milepost 50, Denny Creek Bridge: Monday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the right lane will be closed for bridge maintenance.


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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 

Eastbound:
Lane closures Monday night through Saturday morning from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Daytime single lane closures Monday through Saturday. Be alert for other traffic revisions and lane shifts.

The eastbound off ramp at Exit 54 will be closed Saturday, Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alternate interchanges are available in the area.

Westbound: Lane closures Monday night through Saturday morning from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Daytime single lane closures Monday through Friday. Be alert for other traffic revisions and lane shifts. 

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 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, Sept. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 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.

Daytime Restrictions: Drivers should prepare for occasional rolling slowdowns both directions, Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 25, during daytime hours.

Nighttime Restrictions: Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions, Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 25, during nighttime hours.
hours.

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 / MP 61 (Price Creek) to MP 65 – Paving

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

Current Week Traffic Advisory: Intermittent lane closures Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. the following morning.

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 3.54 miles of I-90 in Kittitas County from milepost 61 to 65.54. Work will include removing the existing asphalt surface and repaving. Other work will consist of striping, guardrail and other safety items.



I-90 / MP 65 to MP 67 (Easton Hill) Eastbound & Westbound – Paving

Contact: 
Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Summer 2013
Scheduled Completion:  Summer 2014 

Current Week Traffic Advisory: Intermittent lane closures Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 9:00 a.m. the following morning. 

Project Description: This project will pave both directions of I-90 from milepost 65.5 to 67.3. 



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


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Lewis County

Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
US 12 milepost 143: Monday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 24, during daylight hours, expect single lane closures for utility crew work on the bridge.



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Walla Walla County

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
SR 125 southbound milepost 2 to 5: Monday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 25 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. traffic will be reduced to one lane for pavement repair.


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SR 410 Chinook Pass Rock Scaling, east of the summit
Milepost 69 to Milepost 71

Contact: Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Construction Begins: July 21, 2014
Scheduled Completion: Early Sept., 2014

Current Week Traffic Advisory: SR 410 mileposts 69 to 71, east of Chinook Pass summit: Monday, Sept. 22 through Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorists can expect 30 minute delays.

No work is scheduled Friday through Sunday. Motorist can access US 12 and SR 123 as alternate routes. 

Project Description: This project provides for the removal of lose and unstable rock and other debris located on slopes adjacent to SR 410. 


Clear Creek Falls Viewpoint – Rock fall Mesh Repair 
US 12 – Milepost 154.42 to Milepost 154.45

Contact: Moe Davari, Project Engineer, 509-222-2402
Construction Begins: Sept. 8, 2014
Scheduled Completion: Week of Sept. 15th

Current Week Traffic Advisory: Friday, Sept. 19 through Wednesday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 27, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., motorist can expect 30 minute delays

Project Description: This project provides for repair and replacement of existing cable netting and the removal of lose and unstable rock and other debris located on slopes adjacent to US 12. 


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


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