Claudia Bingham Baker, WSDOT communications, 360-357-2789
Drivers traveling through Purdy Canyon on US 101 can expect delays for the next several months as contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation stabilize the hillside adjacent to the highway.
Starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, WSDOT contractor crews will begin work to remove approximately 7,600 dump truck loads of dirt and material from the hillsides. To keep drivers safe, and give crews the space they need to complete this work, crews will reduce US 101 to a single lane during the day, and completely close the highway at night through November.
Monday, Aug. 19 – November 2013
The purpose of this project is to reduce the potential of slide-related closures of US 101. It also will increase motorists’ protection from hazards caused by falling debris.
More information about this $3.5 million project can be found on WSDOT’s project web page.