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South Central Region Construction Update and Travel Advisory

July  21 to 30, 2017





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SR-129 Spur Intersection - Replace Signal



Maintenance/Utility Operations:

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 


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SR-397 - S Yew St to S 10th Ave - Paving and Roadside Improvements

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 
 
Project Description:
This project will repave a section of SR-397 by milling out the existing asphalt and paving new HMA from 10th St in Pasco to Finley Rd in Kennewick. The project will also include new pavement markings, deck repair and install a new water proofing membrane on the cable bridge 



I-82 Columbia River Bridge - EB Truss Deck Replacement
Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: June 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory
:
I-82, eastbound is reduced to one lane across the Columbia River bridge into Oregon and will remain in that configuration 24/7. Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.  to 6 p.m. westbound traffic across the Columbia River Bridge into Washington will have one lane closed. Speed limit is reduced to 55 mph through the work zone.

Project Description:
This project will remove the deck off the truss section of 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-session project.



Tri-Cities Vicinity Paving, I-S Improvements & ADA

Contact: Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: June 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
SR-240, between the Blue Bridge and Columbia Center Blvd Interchange: Monday through Friday from 8 p.m.. to 5:30 a.m. there will be intermittent night time ramp closures at Edison Interchange and Columbia Center Blvd Interchange can be expected. On SR 240 at milepost 27, intersection of Hagen Rd / Robertson Driver, crews will be working on a new signal system at these intersection. 

SR 240 – Aaron Dr. to Duportail-MP 34.8 to MP 34: Monday through Friday from 8 p.m.. to 5:30 a.m. there will be intermittent night lane closures as crews plane the existing asphalt and install new HMA.

On Aaron Dr. - between Wellsian Way and SR-240: Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. crews will be reducing traffic to one lane. Monday through Friday from 11pm to 5:30 am crews will close this section of Aaron to remove the existing asphalt off the bridge deck. Traffic will not be allowed to access SR-240 from Aaron Dr. or exit off SR 240 onto Aaron Dr. during these night closure from 11p.m. to 5:30 a.m. 


Project Description:
This project will grind out and repave the roadway from Foster Wells Intersection to I-182 interchange on US-395. On SR-240 from Jadwin to Arron Drive and from the Blue Bridge and Columbia Center Blvd Interchange. Signals will be installed at Kingsgate Way and Hagen Robertson intersection on SR 240.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
US 395 milepost 18, northbound Thursday July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a left lane closure just before the Blue Bridge and the Colombia Drive on ramp will be closed for guardrail repair work.
 
I-82 milepost 114 westbound Thursday July 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a right lane closure for guardrail repairs.
 


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


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Franklin County


SR 397 - S Yew St to S 10th Ave - Paving and Roadside Improvements

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began:
April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

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

Project Description:
This project will repave a section of SR-397 by milling out the existing asphalt and paving new HMA from 10th St in Pasco to Finley Rd in Kennewick. The project will also include new pavement markings, deck repair and install a new water proofing membrane on the cable bridge.


SR-397 milepost 20 to milepost 21 City of Pasco Water
Main Installation 

Contact:
Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Began: May 8, 2017
Scheduled Completion: On hold until further notice

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

Project Description:
This is a City of Pasco utility project, and the City of Pasco’s contractor will be completing the pavement restoration as part of a new water main under the SR-397 (Oregon Avenue) roadway between MP 20.47 and MP 21.86.



2017 SCR Region Wide - Chip Seal
SR-260 milepost 0 to milepost 24

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

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

Project Description:
This project will improve various sections of highway throughout the south central region of the state. Work will include hot sealing, chip sealing, pavement repair, pre-leveling, pavement sealing, fog sealing and new pavement markings.



Tri-Cities Vicinity Paving, I-S Improvements & ADA

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: June 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US-395 Foster Wells Intersection to I-182 interchange: No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

Description:
This project will grind out and repave the roadway from Foster Wells Intersection to I-182 interchange on US-395. On SR-240 from Jadwin to Arron Drive and from the Blue Bridge and Columbia Center Blvd Interchange.  Signals will be installed at Kingsgate Way and Hagen Robertson intersection on SR-240.
 

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 468th Ave. SE to W Summit Rd EB – Rehab Concrete, Deck Rehab, Culvert Rehab (mileposts 34 to 52)

Contact:
Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Spring 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Eastbound:
Drivers can expect lane closures from milepost 34 near North Bend to milepost 52 near the summit of Snoqualmie pass 24 hours a day seven days a week. Drivers should plan for added travel time through this area.


Westbound:

Drivers can expect day and night time lane closures from the summit of Snoqualmie pass to milepost 45,  Monday through Friday. Delays can be anticipated. Implementation of the westbound traffic split is underway, drivers can expect traffic shifts and minor 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 will provide for rehabilitation of the eastbound lanes of I-90 from the 468th Avenue Interchange in North Bend to the West Summit Road at Snoqualmie Pass (milepost 34 to milepost 52). Work will consist of concrete panel replacement, concrete pavement grinding and culvert rehabilitation to maintain drainage. Also included in the work is the
rehabilitation of bridge decks 90/91S eastbound at Snoqualmie River, 90/96.5N westbound at Denny Creek, the Denny Creek Viaduct Bridge 90/97.2N westbound and Bridge 90/97.7N westbound at Franklin Falls. 


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



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I-90 Hyak to Keechelus Dam Phase 1C – Replace Snow shed and Add Lanes (mileposts 57 to 60)

Contact:
Jerry Wood , WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: Spring 2011
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Nighttime:
Monday evening July 17 through Saturday morning July 22, westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane during nighttime hours. Monday evening July 17 through Tuesday morning July 18, eastbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane during nighttime hours. Minimal
delays are anticipated.  

Daytime: Monday through Friday, both directions of traffic should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns. Minimal delays are anticipated. 

Scheduled rock blasting related closures: 
Blasting for this week has been canceled.

During the closure, eastbound traffic will be stopped at Gold Creek milepost 56, westbound traffic will be stopped at milepost 61 Price Creek. No services are available past exit 53 eastbound and exit 70 westbound during blast closures. Anticipate one hour or more of added travel time. 
 
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.

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. 



I-90 Keechelus Dam to Stampede Pass Phase 2A – Add Lanes / Build W
ildlife Bridges (mileposts
62 to 69)

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Began: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2019 

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Nighttime: East and westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane during nighttime hours. Minimal delays are anticipated.  

Daytime: Drivers should be prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns. Minimal delays are anticipated. 

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 Peoh Rd Bridge to Elk Height Rd Vic. WB – Replace / Rehab Concrete (mileposts 87 to 93)


Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 
Construction Began:
April 2016
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

Eastbound:
 Monday evening July 17 through Wednesday morning July 19, traffic will be reduced to a single lane from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. the next morning. Minimal delays are anticipated.

Westbound: Monday evening July 17 through Saturday morning July 22, traffic will be reduced to a single lane from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Minimal delays are anticipated.


Westbound Indian John Rest Area Closure:  
I-90 westbound Indian John Rest Area Closure: Starting Monday July 24, the westbound rest area will be closed 24 hours a day until Saturday, August 5. A temporary rest area for cars only will be available in Cle Elum, Exit 84.

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 Exit 93 at Elk Hts and Cle Elum because there is no shoulder for bicycles to use.


Project Description:
This two year project provides for the improvement of 6 miles of westbound Interstate 90, located approximately 5 miles east of Cle Elum, by replacing the concrete pavement.



US-97 MP 134– Dolarway Intersection – Intersection Improvements  

Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: June 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
The intersection, although still in construction, is now in a roundabout configuration, instead of a four-way stop. Please make sure to turn right when entering the roundabout.

Nighttime: Monday evening through Saturday morning traffic should use caution from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. as the roundabout lanes will be shifted and narrowed to accommodate the work. Minimal delays are anticipated at night.

Daytime: During the day, drivers are encouraged to use Exit 109 to access Ellensburg if possible. The Dolarway Intersection is still under construction and delays up to 15 minutes are anticipated. 

Project Description: This project replaces the existing Dolarway Intersection on US-97 at MP 134 with a roundabout. The project will also add a right turn lane on the I-90 westbound off ramp and an additional lane on US 97 northbound. The project will update drainage, sidewalks, illumination and landscaping.



I-90 Easton Vic and I-82 Ellensburg Vic EB & WB – Deck
Rehabilitation

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Began: Spring 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

I-90 Westbound:

Big Creek Bridge milepost 75 to 76: 
Intermittent lane closures Wednesday and Thursday nights July 19 and 20.

Taneum Creek Bridge milepost 97 to 98: 
Intermittent lane closures Wednesday and Thursday nights July 19 and 20. 

West Side Canal; Milepost 100 to 101:
Intermittent lane closures Wednesday and Thursday nights July 19 and 20.

I-90 Eastbound:

Renslow Bridge MP 120.5 to 121.5: 
Single lane closure possible for pothole patching. 

I-82 Eastbound (Thrall Road Exit 3):
Thrall Road; Milepost 2 to 4. Drivers will encounter single lane closures 24/7 until late July. The eastbound on ramp of I-82 at Thrall Road will be closed until late July. Access to eastbound I-82 can be made from Ellensburg via I-90 eastbound.

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 rehabilitate Bridge 90/126 N westbound at Big Creek, Bridge 90/150N westbound at Taneum Creek, Bridge 90/152 N westbound at Westside Canal, 90/174S eastbound at Renslow Bridge and Bridge 82/10S eastbound at Thrall Road. Rehabilitation will consist of the removal of a portion of the existing deck and placing a thin overlay.
 


2017 SCR Region Wide - Chip Seal
SR-903 milepost 2 to 10 SR-10 milepost 88 to 105
I-82 Military Rd Interchange

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
I-82 milepost 11 to milepost 12:

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

SR-10 milepost 88.3 to milepost 104.5:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project Description:
This project will improve various section of highway throughout the south central section of the state. Work will include hot sealing, chip sealing, pavement repair, pre-leveling, pavement sealing, fog sealing and new pavement markings.


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


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Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-90 milepost 137 eastbound:  Monday thru Thursday July 24 to 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will a lane closure across the Vantage Bridge for deck repairs. 




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SR-124  Monument DR/RR Xing – Construct Bridge milepost 5

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1873
Construction Began: March 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday through Saturday, flagger controlled truck crossing at SR-124 milepost 5.5, expect minor delays, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
Project Description:
This project will construct a bridge over the Union Pacific railroad crossing to allow SR-124 traffic to cross above the railroad. Monument Drive will reconnect to SR-124 west of its current location. Moving the intersection will improve safety for traffic entering SR-124 at milepost 5.



2017 SCR Region Wide - Chip Seal
SR 125 milepost 6 to milepost 23 / US-12 (milepost 304 to milepost 307)

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began:
April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
SR-125 milepost 6 to milepost 23:
 No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

US-12 milepost 304 to milepost 307: No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

Project Description:
This project will improve various section of highway throughout the south central section of the state. Work will include hot sealing, chip sealing, pavement repair, pre-leveling, pavement sealing, fog sealing and new pavement markings.

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



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2017 SCR Region Wide - Chip Seal
SR-24 milepost 15 to 36

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: April 2017

Scheduled Completion:
Summer 2017

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

Project Description:
This project will improve various section of highway throughout the
south central section of the state. Work will include hot sealing, chip sealing, pavement repair, pre-leveling, pavement sealing, fog sealing and new pavement markings.



US-12 / SR-823: Old Naches Highway Vic to I-82 and  SR-823 / Yakima to Selah – Paving

Contact:
Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1810
Construction Began: July 2016
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017 

This project has been completed.


Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of 4.99 miles of US-12 from milepost 197.76 to 202.75 and on SR-823 from milepost 0.00 to 0.67. Work will consist of milling the existing asphalt pavement, bridge repair, paving and other minor work.



US-12 White Pass & Indian Cr. to WildCat Cr. Bridge – Paving & Drainage (mileposts 140 to 166)

Contact:
Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: May 2017
Scheduled Completion: August 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
US-12 MP 140 through MP 149: Monday through Friday, traffic should be prepared for alternating one-way traffic control in two separate locations during daytime hours. Drivers should anticipate up to 40-minute delays.

Project description: This project provides for the improvement of US-12 in various location between MP 140 to MP 166 by repaving the asphalt, drainage work and safety improvements



I-82 / US 97 – Yakima County Deck Rehabilitation (I-82 mileposts 41 to 42, US 97 mileposts 37 to 38)

Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: May 2017
Scheduled Completion: August 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

I-82 milepost 41: Through Friday August 4, westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane 24 hours per day, seven days per week. No impacts to traffic are anticipated..

US-97 milepost 37: No delays are anticipated.

Project Description
:
This project rehabilitates the bridge deck on two bridges in Yakima County. Bridge 82/135N is the westbound bridge that crosses the Yakima Valley Highway at milepost 42, located 5 miles east of Yakima on I-82. Bridge 97/102 crosses Satus Creek, located 24 miles south of
Toppenish on US-97. The bridges will be rehabilitated by removing and replacing the top portion of the bridge decks with a modified concrete overly. Bridge expansion joints will also be replaced.


US-97 / SR 22 Vic to 2nd Ave Vic – Paving & Roadside and I/S Improvements

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Began: Spring 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 

US-97 milepost 61.3 to 74.5: 

Drivers will encounter nighttime single lane closures both northbound and southbound on US 97 Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Anticipate minor delays. 

US-97 & West Wapato Rd/West 1st St. Intersection: 
Expect signal lights to be in red flashing mode with flaggers on all legs directing traffic through the intersection at night while paving operation is in the area Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

US-97 & South Wapato Rd./South Camas Ave. Intersection: 
Expect signal lights to be in red flashing mode with flaggers on all legs directing traffic through the intersection at night while paving operation is in the area Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

US 97 & Fort Rd./West 1st Ave. Intersection:
 
Expect signal lights to be in red flashing mode with flaggers on all legs directing traffic through the intersection at night while paving operation is in the area Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

US 97 & SR 22/US 97 Intersection: 
Expect signal lights to be in red flashing mode with flaggers on all legs directing traffic through the intersection at night while paving operation is in the area Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

Pedestrian Access Notification for above intersections:
ADA ramp work will be happening throughout the week; pedestrians need to use extra caution when trying to travel through these areas 24 hours a day.

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 mill and pave US-97 from milepost 61.27 in Toppenish to milepost 74.45 near West Wapato and West First Streets. Other work will include chip seal of frontage roads, updating traffic signal systems
and ADA improvements.

US-97 / I-82: US-97 – Lateral A to Ahtanum Cr. and I-82 – South of Valley Mall Boulevard - Paving

Contact
: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: June 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
South Union Gap Interchange Ramps:  Monday night July 17 through Saturday morning July 22, all interchange ramps will be intermittently closed from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. as crews rehabilitate the interchange bridge decks. Detour routes will be in place using the I-82 / Valley Mall Boulevard I/C (Exit 36), please play close attention to the detour signing. 

Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of I-82 from MP 36.95 to MP 38.78 and US-97 from MP 74.80 to 76.36 and the associated interchange ramps in the South Union Gap vicinity by repaving the asphalt, rehabilitating 6 bridge decks and modifying expansion joints on 3
bridges.


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



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