US 12 - Salkum Vic to Corn Creek Bridge - Paving

Project news

In the summer of 2016, WSDOT will repave 12 miles of US 12 in Lewis County between Salkum (milepost 77) and the Corn Creek Bridge (milepost 89).

During paving, drivers should plan for delays through the work zone and take alternate routes such as SR 508.

Why is WSDOT repaving portions of US 12 in Lewis County?
Wheel ruts, long cracks, and broken asphalt indicate the pavement on this stretch of US 12 is nearing the end of its useful life. This $3.7 million project will help preserve this section of the highway and provide a smoother surface for drivers.

The End Result
Rehabilitating this stretch of US 12 extends the life of the highway and preserves the corridor for many years to come.

Needs & benefits

  • Preservation – Repaving this section of US 12 will improve the surface of the roadway and extend the life of the highway.
  • Safety – Removing ruts and cracks will produce a smoother highway surface, creating a safer ride for drivers.
  • Economic – Repaving this section of US 12 will reduce the need for costly emergency repairs and maintenance work.


  • April 2016: Project goes to competitive bidding
  • Aug. 1 2016: Construction begins
  • Fall 2016: Project completion


Financial Data for PIN 401214A
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $5,107
CWA $0
Total $5,107

The project cost is part of a larger construction contract for resurfacing US 12 in Lewis County.


Colin Newell
WSDOT Project Engineer

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT Communications

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