Project Info

US 12 - White Pass Washout - Complete September 2016

This project was completed in September 2016.

Why is WSDOT restoring US 12 over White Pass?
Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews and contractors Granite Construction, DBM and Stripe Rite worked around the clock for two weeks to reopen White Pass after a series of storm-related washouts and rockslides closed the highway Dec. 9, 2015. 

The End Result
Currently, there are two areas, one east and one west of the pass where traffic is reduced to a single lane.

Crews will return in spring 2016 to restore US 12 to full capacity.

Project Benefits
Repairs will increase the reliability of this highway and improve traffic flow.

What is the project timeline?

  • Spring 2016: Construction Begins
  • Summer 2016: Construction Complete


How can I get more information?

Summer Derrey
WSDOT Communications

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Washout on US 12
Section of White Pass that washed out on Dec. 9, 2015.

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