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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

May 24 to June 2, 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:
 
Current Week Traffic Advisory:
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.


I-182 Queensgate Drive Interchange Improvements

Highway:
I-182 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: I-182, milepost 3
Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project description: This project replaces the existing traffic signal at the I-182 and Queensgate Drive Interchange with a roundabout and re-aligning and adding a second lane to the eastbound on- and off-ramps. This work is scheduled to be complete by the end of May. 

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



I-82 and SR-22 Sunnyside Vic to Prosser VIC-Paving and ADA

Highway:
I-82 and SR 22 Region: South Central County: Yakima and Benton Location: I-82 Milepost 68 to MP 85, and SR-22 Milepost 35 to MP 37
Contact:
Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project Description:
This projects provides for the improvement of I-82 interchanges at MP 69, MP 73 and MP 82. Also the improvement of I-82 W/B from MP 68 to MP 85 and SR-22 from MP 35 to MP 37 by rehabilitating the existing roadway which includes planning bituminous pavement, crack sealing, fog sealing, paving with HMA, striping, flexible guide post, barrier delineator strip, cement concrete curb, sidewalk and curb ramp, traffic signal system and signing. This project is due to be completed by Fall 2019. 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
On and Off Ramps will be closed on the following I-82 Interchanges per the schedule below. I-82 mainline traffic will be reduced to one lane at each of the ramp closure areas.

I-82 Exit 69 Sunnyside Interchange Off/On Ramps Closures: 
Friday May 31, 8 p.m. to Saturday June 1 at 6 a.m., Westbound on Ramps and Westbound off Ramps.

I-82 Exit 73 Grandview Interchange Off/On Ramp Closures:
Tuesday May 28, 8 p.m. to Wednesday May 29 at 6 a.m., Eastbound off Ramp.
Wednesday May 29, 8 p.m. to Thursday May 30 at 6 a.m., Eastbound on Ramp.
Thursday May 30, 8 p.m. to Friday May 31 at 6 a.m., Westbound on Ramp and Westbound off Ramp.

I-82 Exit 82 Prosser Interchange Off/On Ramps Closures: 
No traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Wine Country Road/Stover Road Intersection: Traffic should be prepared for alternating one way traffic control during nighttime hours. Drivers should anticipate minor delays. 
Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29. 

SR 22 MP 35 to MP 37: Traffic should be prepared for alternating one way traffic control during nighttime hours. Drivers should anticipate minor delays.
No traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Region Wide BCT Replacement and Guardrail Upgrade

Highway: 
I-82 Region: South Central County: Benton & Franklin Location: I-82 milepost 131 to milepost 132
Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of I-90, I-82, I-182, US-12, US-395 and SR-240 by replacing Breakaway Cable Terminals with Non-flared Terminals; Buried Terminals and other guardrail upgrades. This project is due to be completed by Fall 2019

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-82: MP 123.44 to MP 131.56 Single Lane Closures: 
Wednesday May 29 through Friday May 31, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Maintenance/Utility Operations:

Highway:
 I-82 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: I-82 milepost 82 to 84
Contact: Ted Richardson, WSDOT South Central Region Maintenance Supervisor. 509 577-1933

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-82 eastbound milepost 82 to milepost 84 Tuesday May 28 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a left lane closure for median work.


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

 

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Region Wide BCT Replacement and Guardrail Upgrade

Highway:
I-82 Region: South Central County: Benton & Franklin Location: I-82 milepost 131 to milepost 132
Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of I-90, I-82, I-182, US-12, US-395 and SR-240 by replacing Breakaway Cable Terminals with Non-flared Terminals; Buried Terminals and other guardrail upgrades. This project is due to be completed by Fall 2019.

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
I-82: MP 123.44 to MP 131.56 Single Lane Closures:
Wednesday May 29 through Friday May 31, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.. 



Maintenance/Utility Operations:

Highway
: US-395 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: US-395 milepost 32 to 38
Contact: Jeff Bruce, WSDOT South Central Region Maintenance Supervisor 509 577-1933

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
SR 395 northbound from milepost 32 to milepost 38:  On Tuesday May 28 through Thursday, May 30 there will be a right lane closure from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. for shoulder work.



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Pomeroy to East Alpowa Vicinity – Pavement sealing

Highway:
US-12 Region: South Central County: Garfield Location: US-12 MP 404.98 to MP 418.96
Contact:
Alejandro Sanguino, Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project Description: This projects provides for the improvement of US 12 MP 404.98 to MP 418.96 in Garfield County by rehabilitating the existing roadway including pavement repair and seal, planning and paving five intersections, BST and fog sealing, guide post installation, pavement markings, recessed pavement markers, centerline rumble strip, traffic control and other work. This project is due to be completed by Fall 2019. 

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
US-12, MP 404.98 to MP 418.96: Single lane, piloted traffic control



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



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I-90 MP 33 to 52 468th AVE SE TO W SUMMIT RD – REHAB CONCRETE

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: King Location: I-90 milepost 33.25 to 52.25
Contact:
Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description:
This project is two seasons and will rehabilitate concrete panels and shoulders along this section of I-90. This work will continue through October 2019 for this first season. This project is to be completed sometime in late fall of 2020. 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-90 milepost 33 to milepost 52 westbound:

Weekly work schedule:

Eastbound:

I-90, Exit 45 eastbound on and offramps will be closed Tuesday May 28 from 10 P.M. to 5 A.M. On Wednesday May 29 I-90, Exit 47 eastbound on and offramps will be closed from 7 P.M. to 5 A.M.

Westbound:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week




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 work is scheduled finish sometime in June 2019.
 
Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-90 Exit 45 both east and westbound: 

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

 
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I-90 Bullfrog Rd Vic-Concrete Rehab, Bridge Deck Rehab and Painting

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90 milepost 79 to milepost 82
Contact:
Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of I-90 by cleaning and painting the metal surfaces of the Cle Elum River Bridges, E and W/B, heat straightening, steel repair, pier concrete spall repair, modifying expansion joints, scarifying concrete surfaces, further deck preparation, furnishing, placing, curing and texturing Class 4000D concrete overlay, also including non-bridge work by constructing and removing temporary roadway, constructing and removing temporary bridge replacing PCCP lanes and panels, cement concrete pavement grinding, weigh-in-motion replacement, guardrail installation, paving HMA shoulders, and roadway delineation. This project is due to be completed by Summer, 2021.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

I-90 Eastbound MP 80 to MP 81, Single Lane Closure: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

I-90 Westbound MP 80 to MP 81, Single Lane Closure:
Tuesday May 28, 7 p.m. to Wednesday May 29 at 7 a.m.
Wednesday May 29, 7 p.m. to Thursday May 30 at 7 a.m.
Thursday May 30, 8 p.m. to Friday May 31 at 7 a.m.
Friday May 31, 9 p.m. to Saturday June 1 at 7 a.m.

Permanent Shoulder Closures Eastbound and Westbound MP 80 to MP 81



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. 

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

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
I-90 Westbound Lane Closures at MP 86 (Cle Elum Vicinity):

Westbound traffic will be in its original I-90 configuration until further notice.

Single lane closures:
Wednesday May 29, 5:30 a.m. to noon
Thursday May 30, 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Friday May 31, 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

I-90 Eastbound Lane Closures at MP 86 (Cle Elum Vicinity):
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

I-90 Westbound traffic shift at MP 102 (Ellensburg Vicinity)
Through October 2019, westbound traffic will be detoured onto a temporary bridge in the median over the Yakima River.

I-90 Eastbound Lane Closures at MP 102 (Ellensburg Vicinity):
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



Maintenance/Utility Operations:


SCR Striping Crew

Contact:
Justin Roberts Maintenance Supervisor 509 577-1967

Current Week Traffic Advisory- The striping crew will have a mobile work operation in the following locations:

SR-970 milepost 0 to milepost 10 and SR-10 milepost 88 to milepost 104:
Tuesday May 28 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
US-97 milepost 143 to milepost 149: Wednesday May 29 and Thursday May 30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is weather dependent and subject to change.


SCR BRIDGE CREW

Contact:
Josh Medrano, Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-1967

Tuesday May 28 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I-82 eastbound milepost 15 (Lmuma Creek Bridge) there will be single lane traffic control for bridge deck repairs.

Wednesday May 29 and Thursday May 30 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I-82 eastbound milepost 19 (Burbank Creek) there will be single lane traffic control for bridge deck repair work.


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

 

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US 12 Old Highway 12 to Isaacs Ave Bridge


Highway:
US 12 Region: South Central County: Walla Walla MP 340Contact: Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of US 12 at the US 12 Bridge over E Isaacs Ave by removing existing surfacing, performing bridge deck repair and expansion, joint modification, and applying waterproof membrane and HMA overlay. This project is due to be completed by Late Spring 2019. 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US-12 milepost 340 bridge deck repairs:
No significant traffic impacts at this time.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:

Highway: US-12 Region: South Central County: Walla Walla Location: US-12 milepost 347
Contact: Jim MacRoberts, Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-1939

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US-12 milepost 347 to 348 Tuesday May 28 and Thursday May 29 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be flagged traffic control for roadway repair 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: 
Day Work – May 28 – May 31: Shadow vehicle will be utilized in the left lane for trucks entering and leaving the highway.

Night Work – May 28 – May 30 (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.): Shadow vehicle will be utilized in the left lane for trucks entering and leaving the highway. 


I-82 Westbound:
May 30 through June 2,  24 hours a day (12:00 AM – 11:59 PM): Shadow vehicle will be utilized in the right lane for trucks entering and leaving the highway.

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

Exit 38 Westbound: 
May 30 through June 2 24 hours a day (12:00 AM – 11:59 PM): Shadow vehicle will be utilized the left shoulder for trucks entering and leaving the highway.



I-82 and SR-22 Sunnyside Vic to Prosser VIC-Paving and ADA

Highway:
I-82 and SR 22 Region: South Central County: Yakima and Benton Location: I-82 Milepost 68 to MP 85, and SR 22 Milepost 35 to MP 37
Contact:
Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project Description: This projects provides for the improvement of I-82 interchanges at MP 69, MP 73 and MP 82. Also the improvement of I-82 W/B from MP 68 to MP 85 and SR 22 from MP 35 to MP 37 by rehabilitating the existing roadway which includes planning bituminous pavement, crack sealing, fog sealing, paving with HMA, striping, flexible guide post, barrier delineator strip, cement concrete curb, sidewalk and curb ramp, traffic signal system and signing. This project is due to be completed by Fall 2019. 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
On and Off Ramps will be closes on the following I-82 Interchanges per the schedule below. I-82 mainline traffic will be reduced to one lane at each of the ramp closure areas.

I-82 Exit 69 Sunnyside Interchange Off/On Ramps Closures: 
Friday May 31, 8 p.m. to Saturday June 1 at 6 a.m., Westbound on and off Ramps

I-82 Exit 73 Grandview Interchange Off/On Ramp Closures:
Tuesday May 28, 8 p.m. to Wednesday May 29 at 6 a.m., Eastbound off Ramp.
Wednesday May 29, 8 p.m. to Thursday May 30 at 6 a.m., Eastbound on Ramp.
Thursday May 30, 8 p.m. to Friday May 31 at 6 a.m., Westbound on Ramp and Westbound off Ramp.

I-82 Exit 82 Prosser Interchange Off/On Ramps Closures: 
No traffic impacts anticipated this week

Wine Country Road/Stover Road Intersection:
Traffic should be prepared for alternating one way traffic control during nighttime hours. Drivers should anticipate minor delays.
Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29.

SR 22 MP 35 to MP 37:
Traffic should be prepared for alternating one way traffic control during nighttime hours. Drivers should anticipate minor delays.
No traffic impacts anticipated this week.


SCR BRIDGE CREW

Contact:
Josh Medrano, Maintenance Supervisor, South Central Region, 509-577-1967

Tuesday May 28 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I-82 eastbound milepost 15 (Lmuma Creek Bridge) there will be single lane traffic control for bridge deck repairs.

Wednesday May 29 and Thursday May 30 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I-82eastbound milepost 19 (Burbank Creek) there will be single lane traffic control for bridge deck repair work.


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