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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

September 4 to 13, 2015
 

Kittitas CountyYakima CountyBenton CountyAsotin CountyFranklin CountyWalla Walla CountyColumbia CountyGarfield CountyLewis County
County 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. 



SR-129 Rattlesnake Creek Fish Barrier Removal
Mileposts 5.7 to 5.8
Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402

Project Activity Starting: August 10, 2015
Scheduled Completion: September, 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Daily, including Saturday and Sunday, drivers will experience one lane two way traffic control 24 hours a day and delays of up to 30 minutes during daylight hours through completion of the project.

Project Description:
This project removes an existing culvert that blocks fish passage and replaces it with an enlarged concrete box culvert.  The new box culvert along with the placement of stream bed materials will allow for fish to freely pass beneath the roadway.  In addition to the fish passage, improvements to the roadway will include new asphalt, pavement markings and guardrail.


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

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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
I-82 westbound milepost 82 to 85: Tuesday, Sept 8 through Thursday, Sept 10 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., WSDOT crews will be working on road surface repairs; drivers will encounter lane closures and narrow ramps.


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


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US-395 / SR-17 to Muse Road - Paving (mileposts 45.3 - 61.2) Contact: Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: July 2015
Scheduled Completion: 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:
US-395 southbound milepost 22 to 24: Tuesday, Sept 8 and Wednesday, Sept 9 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., WSDOT crews will be working on road surface repairs; drivers will encounter multiple lane closures and on Wednesday the ramp from southbound US 395 to I-182 westbound will be closed with a detour in place.


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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 Project (mileposts 56 to 61)

Contact: Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Begins: Spring 2010
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018 

Scheduled rock blasting-related closures:

• Tuesday Sept 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday Sept 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday Sept 10 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) for one or more hours. 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. 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Nighttime:
 
Tuesday through Friday,  both east and westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane. Motorists may experience added travel time and delays.

Daytime: 
Tuesday through Friday,  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 (mileposts 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 Tuesday through Friday. Minimal delays are anticipated. Drivers should be aware of traffic revisions

Westbound:
Travelers will encounter night time lane closures Tuesday through Friday. Minimal delays are anticipated. Drivers should be aware of traffic revisions.

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 Easton Hill Vic. To Kachess River Bridge – Paving (milepost 67.3 to 69.5)

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Summer 2015
Scheduled Completion: Spring 2016

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Eastbound:
 
Drivers will encounter lane closures eastbound nightly, Tuesday through Saturday.

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 will provide for improvement of 2.2 miles of eastbound I-90 from milepost 67 to 69.  Work will consist of paving the roadway and rehabilitation of the bridge deck crossing Sparks Road.  Guardrail work will also be included.


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:
Tuesday night through Friday morning (Sept 8 through Sept 11) traffic will be reduced to a single lane eastbound and westbound 24 hours per day. Motorists may experience added travel time and delays

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.
 

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: Drivers will experience delays due to a single lane closure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to avoid delays, drivers may consider taking an alternate route using US-97, I-82 or SR-24. 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:

SR 903 milepost 1 to milepost 10: Tuesday, Sept 8 to Sept 10 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., there will be flagger control one lane traffic for pavement repair work. 



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



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Maintenance/Utility Operations:
US 730 milepost 3.4: Tuesday, Sept 8 through Thursday, Sept 10 during daylight hours, there will be flagger controlled one lane traffic for guard rail repair work.


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

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.
 
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.
 

SR-410 – 0.5 Miles E of Chinook Pass – Emergent Need Wall Repair (mileposts 69 to 70)
Contact:
Moe Davari, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2402
Project Activity Starting: September 8, 2015
Scheduled Completion: September, 2015

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Drivers will experience delays of up to 15 minutes due to a single lane closure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Project Description:
This project provides for the construction of a reinforced concrete retaining wall and full width roadway where the original existing wall and roadway washed out.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-82 eastbound milepost 31: Tuesday, Sept 8 and Wednesday, Sept 9 between 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., WSDOT bridge crews will close one lane of eastbound traffic for bridge work.


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