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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

  • Aug. 17 to 26, 2018

        




Construction and Maintenance Operations:

  • No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week



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I-182 and US 395 Tri-Cities Vicinity Paving and Joint Repair 

Highway: I-182 and US 395 Region: South Central County: Benton Franklin Location: I-182 mileposts 4 to 5 and US 395 milepost 17 to 18
Contact: Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project description: This project improves the I-182 interchange and sections of US 395 by repairing the existing roadway with crack sealing, fog sealing and repaving. This work also includes installing guardrails, repairing bridge decks and applying new lane striping. This work is scheduled to be complete in late August.

Weekend work schedule:
• Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. through Monday, Aug. 20 at 5 a.m. - Traffic will be restricted to one lane on US 395 northbound for bridge joint expansion work.



I-82 Columbia River Bridge Eastbound Deck Replacement

Highway:
I-82 Region: South Central County: Umatilla 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. Work is scheduled to be complete by this fall.

Weekly work schedule:

  • Monday - Sunday: 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 this fall. 

Weekly work schedule:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday, Aug. 21 & 22 - Closure of I-182 eastbound off-ramp onto Queensgate for paving from 8pm-5am.

 

SR-224 City of West Richland Utility Work

Highway: 
SR-224 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: SR- 224, mileposts 26 and 27
Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer, 509-577-1785
Project description: The City of West Richland is installing a new water and sewer line along and across SR 224 at various locations between mileposts 6 and 7. This work is scheduled to be complete in October.

Weekly work schedule:

  •     No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 

 

SR-240 City of Richland Village Parkway Intersection  Improvements

Highway:
SR 240 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: SR 240, mileposts 6 to 7
Contact: Paul Gonseth, WSDOT Planning Engineer, 509-577-1630
Project description: This project is constructing a new intersection with left-turn lanes on SR 240. This work is scheduled to be complete later this summer.  

Weekly work schedule:

  • No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



SR 221 Benton County PUD Utility Work

Highway:
SR 221 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: SR 221, mileposts 7 to 13
Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer, 509-577-1785
Project description: This project is installing buried and aerial fiber-optic lines and is being done by the Benton County PUD. This work is scheduled to be complete by October.

Weekly work schedule:
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:
  • 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 to the Snoqualmie Pass Summit repair concrete and bridge decks

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: King Location: I-90, mileposts 34 to 52
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description: This project repairs several sections of the eastbound lanes and repairs several bridge decks in the westbound lanes between North Bend and the summit of Snoqualmie Pass. This project is scheduled to be complete by this fall.

Weekly work schedule:

  • Friday, Aug. 17 – Sunday, Aug. 19 – Eastbound lane closures are planned 24 hours a day between milepost 34 near North Bend to milepost 44 near Denny Creek. The eastbound lanes are reduced are also reduced to three lanes 24 hours a day from milepost 47 to 52. 
    Through mid August - The westbound lanes between milepost 52 near the summit of Snoqualmie Pass and milepost 47 near the Denny Creek area are reduced to two lanes, with one lane shifted around the work zone as crews repair several bridge decks. This traffic shift will remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week until mid-August. On Aug. 13, 14 16 and 17, all traffic will be shifted the bypass lane from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. Drivers should plan for added travel time through this area.


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 is scheduled to be complete by late summer.

Weekly work schedule:

  • No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


I-90 Maintenance Work

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: King Location: I-90, mileposts 38 to 40
Project description: Maintenance crews are making repairs to the roadway in various locations.

Weekly work schedule:

I-90 Hyak to Keechelus Dam Phase 1C add lanes and replace snowshed

Highway: I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90, mileposts 54 to 59
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description: This project builds a wider and more reliable five-mile stretch of I-90 from Keechelus Dam to the Stampede Pass interchange by adding lanes, replacing and adding bridges, stabilizing rock slopes and building wildlife crossings. This project is scheduled to be complete this fall.

Weekly work schedule:
No lane closures anticipated.

Keechelus Dam to Stampede Pass Phase 2A add lanes and build wildlife bridges  

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90, mileposts 59 to 62
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description: This project builds a wider and more reliable 2.5 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. This project is scheduled to be complete this fall.

Weekly work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20 - Friday, Aug. 24 - Nighttime lane closures at night in both directions from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. each night.



I-90 - Easton to Ellensburg Vicinity Interchange Paving 

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90, mileposts 69 to 106
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description: This project repaves the on- and off-ramps between Easton, Thorpe and Ellensburg. This project is scheduled to be complete this fall.

Weekly work schedule: 

  • No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

I-90 - Yakima River Bridges Deck Repair

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90, mileposts 86 and 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:

 • I-90, MP 86

  • Monday, Aug. 20- Friday, Aug. 24: East and westbound left lane closures near Cle Elum from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    WESTBOUND: left lane closures:
    • Monday August 20, 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Tuesday August 21 and Wednesday August 22, 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Thursday August 23, 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Friday August 24, 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    EASTBOUND: left lane closures:
    • Wednesday August 22 and Thursday August 23, 5 a.m. to 11 a.m 

    • I-90, MP 102 
    Thursday, Aug. 23 and Friday, Aug. 24:
Westbound left lane closures near Ellensburg from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.

WESTBOUND: left lane closures: 

    • Monday August 20, 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. 
    • Tuesday August 21, 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

EASTBOUND:
left lane closures: 
    • Monday August 20, 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. 
    • Tuesday August 21, 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. the following morning. 
    • Thursday August 23 and Friday August 24, 4:30 a.m. 11 a.m.

I-90 - Emergency Guardrail Repair

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90 MP 122 to MP 137
Contact: Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-577-1859 
Project Description: 
This project provides for the improvement of I-90 from MP 122 to MP 137, in Kittitas County, by removing and replacing guardrail damaged by wildfires.

Weekly work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24- Westbound single lane closure vicinity MP 137 to MP 134, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

SR 903 - Cle Elum to National Forest Boundary Paving

Highway: SR 903 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: SR 903, mileposts 2 to10
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description: This project repaves eight miles of the roadway between Cle Elum and Ronald. This project is scheduled to be complete later this summer.

Weekly work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20 - Thursday, Aug. 23 - Single lane closures with piloted traffic between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day for paving.



 

I-90 Maintenance Work

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90, mileposts 33 to 137
Project description: Maintenance crews are making repairs to the roadway in various locations.

Weekly work schedule: 

  • Monday, Aug. 20- Both east and westbound the striping crew will be work across the Vantage Bridge from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Monday, Aug. 20 -  Eastbound single lane closure milepost 63.98 from 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for sensor repair.  This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21- Both east and westbound Exit 38 will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pavement work.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21- Right lane closure milepost 129 to 131 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for pavement repairs.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22 - Eastbound ramp closures from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Exit 62 Stampede Pass for pavement work.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22 - Eastbound ramps closures from  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Exit 63 Cabin Creek for pavement work.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22- Westbound milepost 104 right lane closure 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. for pavement repairs
  • Thursday, Aug. 23 - Westbound left lane closures from mileposts 53 to milepost 54 from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for drainage maintenance.
  • Thursday, Aug. 23 - Eastbound right lane closures from mileposts 38 from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ditch cleaning operations.
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SR-970 Maintenance Work

Highway: 
SR-970 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: SR-970 milepost 0 - 5
Project description: Maintenance crews are making repairs to the roadway in various locations.

• Monday, Aug. 20- Pilot traffic control MP 0 to 2 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 21- Pilot traffic control MP 2 to 3 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 22- Pilot traffic control MP 3 to 4 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 23- Pilot traffic control MP 4 to 5 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Highway: I-82 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-82, mileposts 8 and milepost 14
Project description:
Maintenance crews are making repairs to the roadway in various locations.
     
• Monday, Aug. 20- Pilot traffic control MP 0 to 2 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 21- Pilot traffic control MP 2 to 3 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 22- Pilot traffic control MP 3 to 4 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 23- Pilot traffic control MP 4 to 5 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  

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US 12 and SR 123 Paving

Highway: US 12 and SR 123 Region: South Central and Southwest County: Lewis Location: US 12 mileposts 148 to 151 and SR 123 mileposts 0 to 2
Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project description: 
This project improves sections of US 12 and SR 123 by repaving the roadway. 

Weekly work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20- Friday, Aug. 24 - On US 12 and SR 123 traffic will be directed through the work zone. Drivers should plan for 20 minutes of added travel time.  
 



 






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US 12 to Isaacs Avenue Chip Seal and Bridge Joint Repair 

Highway: US 12 Region: South Central County: Walla Walla Location: US 12, mileposts 327 to 340
Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project description: This project improves sections of US 12 by making repairs to the roadway.
 
Weekly work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 20 - Friday, Aug. 24 - US-12 MP 328 to 340: Both lanes of traffic will be restricted during daylight hours.
    • US 730 - North of Oregon Border Rockfall Prevention
    • Highway:
    US 730 Region: South Central County: Walla Walla Location: US 730, mileposts 0 to 1
    Contact:
    Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
    Project description: This project improves safety along US 730 by installing slope fences.

    Weekly work schedule:
    • Monday, Aug. 20- Thursday, Aug. 23-
    Drivers will experience intermittent single lane closures between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.



 

 


 

SR 125 Maintenance Work 

Highway:
SR 125 Region: South Central County: Walla Walla     Location: SR 125, mileposts 0 to 25
    Project description: Maintenance crews are restriping the roadway.

    Weekly work schedule:
    
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



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US 12 - Wildcat Creek Bridge Replacement 

Highway: 
US 12 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US 12, mileposts 165 to 167
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description: This project replaces the existing bridge. This project is scheduled to be complete this fall.

Weekly work schedule: 

  • No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

US 12 – Mapleway Rd/McLaughlin Rd – Intersection Safety Improvements

Highway:
US 12 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US 12, mileposts 196 - 197
Contact:
Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description:
This project provides improvement at the intersection of Maple Way by planning and paving the westbound left turn pocket; and grading, surfacing, and paving with HMA a new eastbound acceleration lane and installing pavement markings.

Weekly work schedule:
• Monday, August 20 -
No significant traffic impacts anticipated
• Tuesday, August 21 – Thursday, August 23:
Left Lane Closure both Eastbound and Westbound 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the median crossover being closed between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
• Friday, August 24 -
Left Lane Closure both Eastbound and Westbound 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. with the median crossover being closed between 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 


US 12 - Naches River Nelson Bridge Painting

Highway:
US 12 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US 12, milepost 198
Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project description: This project improves the Naches River Nelson Bridge by cleaning and repainting the steel and removing and replacing bird screens. This project is scheduled to be complete this fall.

Weekly work schedule: 

  • Through Aug. 31 - Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in both directions seven days a weeks, 24 hours a day. Traffic should anticipate minor delays.


I-82, US 97 Yakima County bridge Deck Repair 

Highway:
I-82 and US 97 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: I-82 milepost 42 and US 97 milepost 37
Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
Project description:
This project repairs the bridge decks on I-82 just east of Yakima and on US 97 about 24 miles south of Toppenish. This project is scheduled to be finished this fall.

Weekly work schedule: 

  • I-82, MP 41: No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.
  • US-97, MP 37:  MP 37: Sunday August 19 through Tuesday August 21, 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following morning, single lane closure with flaggers alternating one-way traffic vicinity MP 37.
  • I-82 Pavement Repairs

    Highway:
    I-82 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: I-82, mileposts 39 to 58
    Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1859
    Project description: This project makes repairs to the roadway in various locations. This project is scheduled to be complete this fall

    Weekly work schedule: 
  • Monday, Aug. 20 - Friday, Aug. 25 
    • No traffic impacts

 

US-12 Maintenance Work

Highway:
US-12 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US-12 mileposts 189 to 202
Project description: Maintenance crews are marking the highway with new paint.

Weekly work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Aug 21 and Wednesdays, Aug. 22 - Both east and westbound the striping crew will be work from Naches to I-82 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highway: US-12 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US-12 mileposts 189 to 202
    Project description: Maintenance crews are marking the highway with new paint.

SR 241 – Century Link – Utility Work

Highway: SR-241 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: SR-    241 mileposts 6.2 to MP 7.3, located between Mabton- Sunnyside Rd and Waneta Rd. 

Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-     1785 
Construction Begins: August 20, 2018 
Scheduled Completion: August 29, 2018 
    
Project Description: 
This is a CenturyLink utility project and CenturyLink’s contractor      
will be conducting utility work along the highway.




  • Current Week Traffic Advisory:
  • SR-241 MP 6.2 to 7.3 Monday, Aug. 20 to Friday, Aug. 24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be shoulder closures throughout the project. Minimal impacts to traffic are anticipated.

    

 

Highway: I-82 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: I-82 mileposts 31 to 32
Project description: Maintenance crews will be doing a bridge inspection.

 I-82 Maintenance Work  

  •  Tuesday, Aug 21 and Wednesday Aug 22- Maintenance   crews will be doing bridge inspections from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

 

  • 97 Maintenance Work

    Highway:
    US 97 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US 97, mileposts 62 to 74
    Project description: Maintenance crews are restriping the roadway.

    Weekly work schedule:
  • Monday, Aug. 20 - Thursday, Aug. 23 - Mobile striping operations from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., watch for slow moving vehicles.

 

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