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US 12 resurfacing near Packwood begins June 12

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:45

Bart Treece, communications, 360-905-2058
Colin Newell, project engineer, 360-740-8600

US 12 resurfacing near Packwood begins June 12

PACKWOOD – People who use US 12 near Packwood should prepare for slowdowns through the end of June.

Beginning Monday, June, 12, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will repair damaged pavement and resurface 16 miles of well-worn highway between Joerk Road (milepost 118) and Grizzly Road (milepost 134). If the weather cooperates, crews will complete this work by Friday, June 30.

"This work will help keep the highway in good shape for several years," said WSDOT Project Engineer Colin Newell. "We appreciate the public's patience while the crews are out on the road, and they will be rewarded with a smoother ride."

WSDOT contractor Granite Construction will alternate traffic through the work zone each weekday during daylight hours, first for pavement repair and then to add a layer of oil-coated rock to chip seal the surface of the road. Delays of up to 20 minutes are expected. For safety, the speed limit through the area will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 35 mph.

This weather-dependent work may be rescheduled due to rain.

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