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Three state airports receive federal assistance for infrastructure projects

Memorial Day weekend travel requires planning ahead

SR 20/North Cascades Highway to reopen Thursday April 18

Spokane’s first ramp meter goes live on US 195, April 9

Studded tire removal deadline is March 31

Drivers urged to prepare for tough travel conditions due to snow and ice on Eastern Washington highways

Eastern Region - Regionwide Basic Safety - Guardrail - Complete October 2019

Project news

The contract was awarded to Dirt and Aggregate Interchange Inc.

Needs & benefits

The project updates and repairs existing safety features currently in place along several routes in Eastern Washington. Guardrail will be raised and upgraded, redirectional landforms around bridge piers will be removed and replaced with a barrier. Guardrail end treatments will be upgraded to new crashworthy terminals. Guardrail work will occur on eight different state routes, highways, and interstates throughout the Eastern Region over the next three years.

SR 26 - Dusty to Colfax - Chip Seal

Project news

The project was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt Inc.

Needs & benefits

These sections of the chip seal will rehabilitate existing bituminous pavement to preserve and maintain pavement structure. All sections will receive bituminous surface treatment, fog seal and rumble strips. Not all sections, but most will receive crack seal, pavement repair, prelevel, and guardrail.

SR 20 - South Fork Mill Creek Rd to Tiger - Chip Seal

Project news

This project was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt Inc.

Needs & benefits

These sections of the chip seal will rehabilitate existing bituminous pavement to preserve and maintain pavement structure. All sections will receive bituminous surface treatment, fog seal, and rumble strips. Not all sections, but most will receive crack seal, pavement repair, prelevel, and guardrail.

Timeline

The project is expected to start May 28 and last through September 2019.

SR 20 - Narcisse Rd to Spruce Canyon Rd - Chip Seal

Project news

This project was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt Inc.

Needs & benefits

These sections of the chip seal will rehabilitate existing bituminous pavement to preserve and maintain pavement structure. All sections will receive bituminous surface treatment, fog seal, and rumble strips. Not all sections, but most will receive crack seal, pavement repair, prelevel and guardrail.

Timeline

The project is expected to start May 28 and last through September 2019.

SR 21 - West Fork Sanpoil Bridge Replacement

Project news

The WWII Bailey bridge and bypass road have been completed and are now open to drivers.

On State Route 21, approximately 15 miles south of Republic, there is currently just one lane over the West Fork Sanpoil River temporary bridge. This project will construct a new permanent bridge, with construction beginning in late spring 2019. A temporary bridge will be used during construction in order to keep SR 21 open. The new bridge will be 117 feet in length, which is 60 feet longer than the existing bridge, and will have 11' lanes and 4' shoulders.

SR 20 - Republic to US 395 - Chip Seal

Project news

This project was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt Inc.

Needs & benefits

These sections of the chip seal will rehabilitate existing bituminous pavement to preserve and maintain pavement structure. All sections will receive bituminous surface treatment, fog seal and rumble strips. Not all sections, but most will receive crack seal, pavement repair, prelevel, and guardrail.

Timeline

Project expected to start May 28 and be completed in September 2019.

SR 21 - Keller Ferry Terminal and Pontoon Replacement

Project news

The terminal and pontoon replacement has been completed. Minor items remain with no further traffic impacts to the ferry service.

Needs & benefits

This project will replace severely corroded pontoons of the terminals on both sides of the river. This project is located on SR 21 at the Keller Ferry Terminals in Lincoln and Ferry Counties. This project replaces pontoons, decking, railing, and anchors.

I-90 - SR 21 to Ritzville - Paving - Complete November 2019

Needs & benefits

This project will restore 9.9 miles of the existing asphalt pavement by grinding and placing 0.15 foot depth of asphalt on the driving lanes and shoulders. The project will extend between the Lind and Ritzville interchanges.

Timeline

Construction began on April 15. All contract work was completed the week of June 10. Minor items remain.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 609020I
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)

  • Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $8,036
  • Total - $8,036

SR 26 - Washtucna to LaCrosse - Airport Rd - Chip Seal

Project news

This project was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt Inc.

Needs & benefits

These sections of the chip seal will rehabilitate existing bituminous pavement to preserve and maintain pavement structure. All sections will receive bituminous surface treatment, fog seal and rumble strips. Not all sections, but most will receive crack seal, pavement repair, prelevel, and guardrail. 

Timeline

The project is expected to begin May 28 and be completed in September 2019.

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