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Traffic fines are doubled in work zones when workers are present.

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South Central Region
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Union Gap, WA 98903
(509) 577-1600

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South Central Region Construction Update and Travel Advisory

March 17 to 26, 2017





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WSDOT makes it easy for smart-phone users to "know before you go." A new mobile application for iPhone and Android keeps real-time traffic conditions always at hand.

With the new application, iPhone and Android users will have access to WSDOT's Web-based travel information including:

  • Ferries – schedules, travel alerts and routes
  • Mountain passes
  • Seattle traffic cameras
  • Travel times for Puget Sound highways
  • Canadian border wait times
  • WSDOT Blog
  • Twitter
  • Flickr photos

To access these applications, just search for "WSDOT" in the Android Market or in the iTunes application store.

While on the road, drivers can tune into the Highway Advisory Radio at 1610 am and 530 am and dial 5-1-1 from their hands-free device for current conditions.



Maintenance/Utility Operations:

No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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SR 397 - City of Kennewick – Water Line Installation – MP 17.8 to MP 18
Contact:
Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Begins:
March 13, 2017
Scheduled Completion:
March 31, 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
SR 397 milepost 18: Between East Bruneau Avenue and just prior to the Ed Hendler (Columbia River) Bridge, motorists may experience minor delays while traffic is reduced by a single lane closure northbound during daytime and night time hours Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24.

Project Description:
This is a City of Kennewick utility project, and the City of Kennewick’s contractor will be installing a new water line under the SR 397 (North Gum Street) roadway between milepost 17.8 and milepost 18.

Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 
  

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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
US-12 milepost 373: Tuesday March 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., WSDOT crews will close the eastbound lane for ditching operations. Traffic will be moved into the passing lane. Drivers can expect short delays.



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Franklin County


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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I-90 Hyak to Keechelus Dam Phase 1C – Replace Snow shed and Add Lanes (mileposts 57 to 60)
Contact: Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Begins: Spring 2011
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Nighttime: Drivers should prepare for rolling slowdowns at night, intermittently through the week, as crews refuel the portable lights through the project. Drivers should anticipate delays from 15 to 30 minutes .


Scheduled rock blasting-related closure:     
Completed for the season, will resume in 2017
 
Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions webpage:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Bicycle Alternate Route: I-90 is closed to bicycles in both directions between the Hyak interchange (Exit 54) and Stampede Pass interchange (exit 62) because there is no shoulder for bicycles to use.

Project Description:
Crews are building a wider and more reliable five-mile stretch of I-90 from Hyak to Keechelus Dam by adding lanes, replacing and adding bridges, stabilizing rock slopes and replacing the snow shed with avalanche bridges. 



I-90 Keechelus Dam to Stampede Pass Phase 2A – Add Lanes /      Build Wildlife Bridges (mileposts 62 to 69)
Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2019 

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Project is currently in winter shutdown. Work will resume in the spring of 2017.

Scheduled rock blasting-related closure:      
Completed for the season, will resume in 2017.

Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions webpage:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of 2.5 miles of I-90 from Keechelus Dam to the Price Creek Rest Area. The existing four lane facility will be replaced with a new six lane highway which includes several new bridges, drainage structures, chain up areas, illumination and ITS facilities and a wildlife overcrossing structure.



I-90 Peoh Rd Bridge to Elk Height Rd Vic. WB – Replace / Rehab Concrete (mileposts 87 to 93)

Contact: Jeff Minnick, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1844 Construction Began: April 2016
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017 

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Project is shut down for the winter. Work to resume in 2017.

Restrictions:
For freight-related restrictions please see the Commercial Vehicle Services Road Restrictions webpage:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialVehicle/Restrictions/roadlist.aspx

Project Description:
This two year project provides for the improvement of 6 miles of westbound Interstate 90, located approximately 5 miles east of Cle Elum, by replacing the concrete pavement.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.


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Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week. 
   


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Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.



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US-12 / SR-823: Old Naches Highway Vic to I-82 and     SR-823 / Yakima to Selah – Paving
 
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1810
Construction Begins: July 2016
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017 

Current Week Traffic Advisory US-12, I-82 & SR-823:
I-82 westbound Exit 31 off ramp to US-12 westbound:  Wednesday, March 22 between the hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the ramp will be closed for repair. Work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Alternate routes to US 12 westbound are available at Exit 34 via North First Street, or Exit 30B via I-82 eastbound.

Project Description:
This project provides for the improvement of 4.99 miles of US 12 from milepost 197.76 to 202.75 and on SR 823 from milepost 0.00 to 0.67. Work will consist of milling the existing asphalt pavement, bridge repair, paving and other minor work.



Maintenance/Utility Operations:
US-12 eastbound milepost 202, North 1st Street, Yakima: Tuesday March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the left lane will be closed, with a traffic revision to access eastbound I-82. Crews will be repairing guardrail. 



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