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SR 18 - Taylor Creek Scour Protection - Completed September 2014

In the summer of 2014, contractor crews working for WSDOT completed a project to protect the Taylor Creek Bridge near SR 18 and Norvydan Road in Maple Valley.

The creek's fast-moving water had begun washing away material from around the bridge' s foundation, a process known as scour.

Crews placed large boulders, an engineered log jam, rebuilt the creek slopes and planted vegetation to protect the bridge.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Left unchecked, bridge scour can cause a bridge to fail or even collapse. This project ensured the bridge remains structurally sound and safe for travelers.
Leaf Glyph Protects Environment
Taylor Creek now features slower-moving water, engineered log jams and native vegetation which improves the wildlife habitat and creates a more fish-friendly environment in the creek.

Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT worked with nearby communities to coordinate construction work.


Financial Data for PIN 101820C
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $5,760
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $121,475
Total $127,236

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