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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Chris Tams, WSDOT project engineer, 1-866-279-0730 (Vancouver)
Abbi Russell, WSDOT communications, 360-905-2058 (Vancouver)
WSDOT project replaces cracked and aging pavement
GOLDENDALE – State Route 142 through Goldendale was last paved in 1994, and though the highway is holding up well, the 17-year-old pavement is starting to crack and show other signs of deterioration. Starting in July, crews will improve safety and drivability by repaving the highway from the Little Klickitat River Bridge to US 97 (mileposts 33.7 to 35.3).
Crews on this Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) project will also improve sidewalk access by upgrading curb ramps along SR 142 to meet current Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards.
Curb ramp upgrades are the first order of work for WSDOT’s contractor, Granite Construction Company of Yakima. Starting July 5, crews will improve 54 ramps along SR 142 to help increase accessibility for pedestrians and people with disabilities.
Paving work on SR 142 is expected to begin in late July. Drivers can expect 20-minute delays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
Drivers also will encounter short local detours while crews pave intersections along SR 142.
Crews will not work on holiday weekends or during the following local events:
- Goldendale Community Days – July 8-9
- Klickitat County Fair – August 25-28
The $1.2 million SR 142, Little Klickitat River Bridge to US 97 paving project is funded by federal and state highway improvement dollars, and is expected to be complete this fall.
WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state's transportation systems. To learn more about what we're doing, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic or by dialing 5-1-1.
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