GOLDENDALE – Replacement of a culvert under State Route 142 at the Glenwood Wye will close the highway for a week, starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28.
A short detour is available using the Glenwood Wye. The detour, which requires drivers to navigate a sharp turn, will be staffed by a flagger around the clock until SR 142 is reopened on Monday, Nov. 4.
Passenger vehicles and buses can make the sharp turn, but semitrucks must use alternate routes, including SR 14 and US 97.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is closing SR 142 to replace an old, deteriorating concrete culvert that crosses underneath the highway. The culvert carries a small tributary of the Little Klickitat River under SR 142.
Crews with contractor Thompson Brothers will cut into the roadway, remove the old, three-sided box culvert and place a new, four-sided box culvert. Crews will then fill the area around the culvert with rock, pave SR 142 and paint lane markings on the new pavement.
The $160,000 project is funded by state highway improvement dollars and scheduled to be complete by early November.