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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 Update and Travel Advisory

March 15 to 24 , 2019
    



 

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


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I-82 Columbia River Bridge Eastbound Deck Replacement
Highway:
I-82 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: I-82 milepost 132
Contact: Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project description: This project removes the deck off the eastbound bridge across the Columbia River into Oregon. The work will also upgrade the electrical system and pavement markings across the bridge. Traffic will be detoured onto the westbound bridge during the majority of this multi-season project. Due to weather delays, work is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2019.

Weekly work schedule:24 hours a day: The eastbound traffic is shifted across a detour onto the westbound Columbia River bridge into Oregon 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The speed limit is reduced to 40 mph through the detour. The westbound lanes are reduced to a single lane.



US 395 - Ridgeline Drive interchange – Geotechnical exploration

Highway:
US 395 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: US 395 MP 13.3 to 14.0
Contact:
Paul Gonseth, WSDOT Planning Engineer, (509) 577-1630
Project Description:
The City of Kennewick’s consultant will be performing geotechnical exploration along US 395 in the vicinity of Ridgeline Drive.

Traffic Impacts: 
Tuesday, March 19 through Friday, March 22, drivers can expect intermittent shoulder closures.

 


Maintenance/Utility Operations:

I-82 milepost 80 Gap Road overpass repairs

Highway: US-12 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: I-82 milepost 80
Contact: Josh Medrano, Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-1968

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Monday March 18 through Thursday March 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, there will be a flagged traffic control for bridge deck repairs.
 


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

 

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Maintenance/Utility Operations:

US-12 milepost 294 Snake River Bridge eastbound lane closures 

Highway:
US-12 Region: South Central County: Franklin  Location: Eastbound US-12 milepost 294
Contact: Jason Goetz, Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-1926

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Tuesday March 19 through Thursday March 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, there will be a right lane closure for bridge cleaning work.



US-395 milepost 45 to 53 southbound right lane closure


Highway: US-395 Region: South Central County: Franklin Location: Eastbound US-395 milepost 45
Contact: Miller, Ryan  Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-1933

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Monday, March 18 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. US-395 milepost 45 eastbound there will be a right lane closure for guardrail repair work.

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

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I-90 USFS Road 9030 to Exit 45 Interchange Replace Lighting

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: King Location: I-90, milepost 46
Contact:
Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description:
This project replaces the existing light system at the interchange of USFS 9030 Road and Exit 45. This project will start Monday, January 28, 2019. This schedule will continue through February 2019 and finish sometime in March 2019.
 
Weekly work schedule:

I-90 Exit 45 both east and westbound: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



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


 
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I-90 - Yakima River Bridges Deck Repair

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90, milepost 86 and milepost 102
Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project description: This project repairs the bridge decks in both directions near Cle Elum and Ellensburg. This project is scheduled to be complete fall 2020.

Weekly work schedule: All lane closures and rolling slow downs are dependent on the weather.
 
All lane closures and rolling slowdowns are dependent on the weather.

Intermittent rolling slowdowns, as needed, during daylight hours throughout the week in all locations.


I-90 Westbound Lane Closures at MP 86 (Cle Elum Vicinity).
Tuesday March 19 and Wednesday March 20, 5:30 a.m. to noon.
Thursday, March 21, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Friday March 22, 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday March 23, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

I-90 Eastbound Lane Closures at MP 86 (Cle Elum Vicinity).
No lane closures scheduled at this time.

I-90 Eastbound Lane Closures at MP 102 (Ellensburg Vicinity). 
Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21, 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday March 22, 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Saturday March 23, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

I-90 Westbound Lane Closures at MP 102 (Ellensburg Vicinity). 
Monday March 18, 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Tuesday March 19 and Wednesday March 20, 5:30 a.m. to noon.
Thursday March 21, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Friday March 22, 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday March 23, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
 

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:

US-12 milepost 307 Walla Walla River Bridge lane closures

Highway:
US-12 Region: South Central County: Walla Walla Location: US-12 milepost 307
Contact:
Jason Goetz, Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-1926

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

Monday March 18 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a flagging lane closure for bridge cleaning work.  
 



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I-82 South Union Gap Interchange – Construct Ramps

Highway:
I-82 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: I-82 milepost 37 
Contact: 
Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project Description:
This design build project will provide for the construction of a new eastbound on ramp, a new westbound off ramp and other work to complete the interchange of I-82 and US-97.
Construction Begins: Spring 2019
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2019

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

I-82 Eastbound: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

I-82 Westbound:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

US-97:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 
 



Maintenance/Utility Operations: 

I-82 milepost 33 eastbound lane closures 

Highway: I-82 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: Eastbound I-82 milepost 33
Contact: Scott Clark, Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-8380

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

Monday March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  I-82 westbound milepost 32.15 there will be a right lane closure for sign installation.

Wednesday March 20 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. I-82 milepost 33, eastbound there will be a right lane closure for guardrail and bridge repair work.


I 82 MP 35.0 Vicinity Utility Work
 

Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Project Description:
This is a Charter Communications utility project, where they will be installing an overhead telecommunication line over I-82. 
 
Current Week Traffic Advisory:

I-82 milepost 32 to milepost 38 – Drivers should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns and possible added travel time in both directions of I-82 between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19.



US-97 milepost 75 Athanum Creek Bridge

Highway:
US-97 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US-97 milepost 75
 
Contact: Keith Maybee, Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-8396 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Monday March 18 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. US-97 on ramp
from Union Gap, (Main St)  northbound near Leisure Hill Dr. there will be flagged traffic control for sign install.



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