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(509) 577-1600

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South Central Region Construction Update and Travel Advisory

Feb 16 to 25, 2018


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With the new application, iPhone and Android users will have access to WSDOT's Web-based travel information including:

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  • Canadian border wait times
  • WSDOT Blog
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To access these applications, just search for "WSDOT" in the Android Market or in the iTunes application store.

While on the road, drivers can tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 am and 530 am and dial 5-1-1 from their hands-free device for current conditions.




Maintenance/Utility Operations:

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



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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
:
The detour below will be in place until Fall 2018

Eastbound traffic has been shifted across a detour onto the westbound Columbia River bridge into Oregon. The speed limit east and westbound is reduced to 40 mph across this detour. Westbound traffic is also reduced to a single lane.

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. 




SR-240 milepost 25.5 to milepost 26.5 City of Richland Village Parkway Intersection

Contact: Paul Gonseth, WSDOT Planning Engineer (509) 577-1630
Construction Began: September 5, 2017
Scheduled Completion: Spring 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Intermittent shoulder closures Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews install luminaire poles.

Project Description:
This is a Developer project. The Developer’s contractor will be constructing a new intersection with left-turn channelization on SR-240 at milepost 26.16. 


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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Franklin County


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


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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
SR-127 milepost 9.65: Tuesday Feb. 20 through Thursday Feb. 22 between 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., there will be flagging traffic control for bridge deck repairs.


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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:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated until spring 2018.  

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:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated until Spring 2018.  
 

Scheduled rock blasting related closures:
No Rock blasting closures until after project work resumes in spring of 2018.

   
Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services website.


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. 




Keechelus Dam to Stampede Pass Phase 2A – Add Lanes / Build Wildlife Bridges
MP 59.5 to 62


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

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

Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please visit the Commercial Vehicle Services website.

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. 
  


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-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: Spring 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
There will be no lane closures until sometime this spring.

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.



I-82 - milepost 33.8 to mile post 35 – City of Yakima Sewer Project – Utility Work


Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Start: Jan 22, 2018
Scheduled Completion: Spring of 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-82 eastbound between milepost 33, Exit 33 Yakima Ave. and milepost 34, Exit 34 Nob Hill Blvd: Monday Feb. 19, through Friday  Feb. 23, during daylight hours, Yakima City crews will be installing a new sewer line along the fence line. Crew will be working off the roadway on the shoulder and there should be no impact to traffic. 

Project Description:
This is a City of Yakima Sewer project, where their contractor will be conducting utility work along the roadside of I-82 between the I-82 / Exit 33 E Yakima Avenue Interchange and the I-82 / Exit 34 SR/24/Nob Hill Boulevard Interchange.


Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
I-82 westbound milepost 24: Tuesday Feb. 20 through Thursday Feb. 22 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. there will be a right lane closure for bridge repair.
 



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