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Intersection improvements and drainage work on US 101 and SR 6 begins July 9

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:37

Celeste Dimichina, communications, 360-905-2057
Colin Newell, project engineer, 360-740-8600

RAYMOND – Changes to the signalized intersection that joins the scenic US 101 highway with State Route 6 in Raymond, begin this summer.

On Monday, July 9, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor, Rognlin’s Inc., will begin construction work on the US 101/SR 6 intersection improvements and drainage work project that will add a roundabout in this location.

“Due to its age and the corrosion from the salt in the air, the signal requires frequent maintenance, which takes extra time and money,” said WSDOT project engineer Colin Newell. “By removing the signal and installing a roundabout, we’re lowering the long-term operational and maintenance costs, and improving safety and traffic flow through the intersection.”

The end result
In addition to building the roundabout, this project replaces a failing drainage system with a new system between Heath and Duryea streets, and adds new sidewalks to the west side of US 101 in the same area.

Construction details
Contractor crews are scheduled to work Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Travelers should expect daytime delays of up to 20 minutes through the work zone, with flaggers directing alternating, single-lane traffic.

Roundabout construction
Once crews remove the signal and begin construction of the roundabout, travelers will be routed through the work zone, around the clock by flaggers.  

This project is scheduled for completion this fall.

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