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US 97 Both Directions - At US 97 Blewett Pass at milepost 159 in both directions near Swauk Creek campground, Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. expect delays up to 20 minutes as the contractor constructs drilled shafts in the southbound detour lane, near Swauk Creek campground. Traffic in both directions has been shifted to detour lanes requiring a 12 ft. width restriction and a reduced speed of 50 mph through the work zone.
Last Updated: 8/16/2019 4:14 PM
From milepost 159 to milepost 160
Report Detail
US 97 Boundary Bridge #9323 County: Kittitas Highway: US 97 Region: North Central Location: MP 159-160 (near Swauk Campground) Description: In this $4.5M project, WHH Nisqually Construction Services will construct a concrete bridge to replace an old culvert that created a fish passage barrier. Work will include a detour widening to shift traffic while the bridge is constructed half at a time. Two-way traffic will be maintained outside working hours throughout the life of the project, except some instances of work that may require overnight flagging. No full closures of US 97 are planned for this project. Work started April 15, 2019. Work schedule: Monday through Thursday Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. expect delays of 20 minutes as the contractor constructs drilled shafts in the southbound detour lane, with delays up to 20 minutes near Swauk Creek campground.. Traffic in both directions has been shifted to detour lanes requiring a 12 ft. width restriction and a reduced speed of 50 mph through the work zone. These restrictions will remain in place during non-working hours through the duration of the project. Bypass lanes have narrow shoulders. The detour is expected to remain in place into October. Contact: Project Engineer, Brian Pearson 509-667-2880
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