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South Central Region Construction Update and Travel Advisory

April 21 to 30, 2017





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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.


US 12 – Asotin County PUD – Water Line Installation – MP 432.74 to MP 433.42
Contact
: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Begins: April 24, 2017
Scheduled Completion: April 28, 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US 12 milepost 432.74 to milepost 433.42: Between the US 12 / Bridge Street /15th Street intersection and the US 12 / Bridge Street / 11th Street intersection, motorists may experience minor delays while traffic is shifted westbound and eastbound during daytime hours. The sidewalk on the north and south side of US 12 between US 12 / Bridge Street /15th Street and the US 12 / Bridge Street / 11th Street intersection, may be closed intermittently during the project.

Project Description:
This is an Asotin County PUD utility project, and Asotin County PUD will be installing new water line crossings under the US 12 (Bridge Street) roadway between milepost 432.74 and milepost 433.42
 

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



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SR 397 - S Yew St to S 10th Ave - Paving and Roadside Improvements

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
SR 397 milepost 18, Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, May 3, Traffic across the cable bridge will be shifted to one side of the bridge to allow the contractor to remove all the asphalt off half of the bridge, complete deck repair, install a water proofing membrane and pave new HMA. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted onto the southbound lanes of the bridge until May 3. Drivers should use caution and expect minor delays over the bridge.

Project Description:
This project will repave a section of SR 397 by milling out the existing asphalt and paving new HMA from 10th St in Pasco to Finley Rd in Kennewick. The project will also include new pavement markings, deck repair and install a new water proofing membrane on the cable bridge


I-82 - 1 Mile West of Benton City to I-182 Vic IC Paving

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Tuesday April 25, to Friday April 28, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction intermittently on I-82 from 1 mile west of Benton City to just before the I-182 interchange. Crews mill out the existing asphalt and repave new HMA. Drivers should use caution and expect minor delays.

Project Description:
This project will repave a section of I-82 by milling out the existing asphalt and paving new HMA from 1 mile west of Benton City and before the I-182 interchange. The project will also include new pavement markings, guidepost, crack / fog sealing the shoulders.


SR 14 - CenturyLink – Telecommunication Line Maintenance– MP 162.76 to MP 162.80

Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Began: April 24, 2017
Scheduled Completion: April 26, 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
SR 14 milepost 162.76 to milepost 162.80: The utility contractor will have an intermittent shoulder closure in the westbound direction of SR 14 during daytime hours Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, April 26.

Project Description:

This is a CenturyLink utility project, and CenturyLink’s contractor will be performing maintenance work on a telecommunication line along SR 14 between milepost 162.76 and milepost 162.80.


Maintenance/Utility Operations: 
SR-240 milepost 36, Wednesday April 26 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. there will be alternating lane closures at the George Washington Way interchange for asphalt coring operations.
 



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



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Franklin County



SR 397 - S Yew St to S 10th Ave - Paving and Roadside Improvements

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began:
April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
SR 397 milepost 18, Monday, April 24 through Wednesday, May 3, Traffic across the cable bridge will be shifted to one side of the bridge to allow the contractor to remove all the asphalt off half of the bridge, complete deck repair, install a water proofing membrane and pave new HMA. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted onto the southbound side of the bridge until May 3. Drivers should use caution and expect minor delays over the bridge.


Project Description:
This project will repave a section of SR 397 by milling out the existing asphalt and paving new HMA from 10th St in Pasco to Finley Rd in Kennewick. The project will also include new pavement markings, deck repair and install a new water proofing membrane on the cable bridge.
 

2017 SCR Region Wide - Chip Seal

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began: April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
SR-260, between Kahlotus and SR-17, Monday, April 24 through Friday April 28, intermittent lane closures will take place between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. One lane will be closed and traffic will be piloted through the work zone as crews prepare the roadway for chip sealing. Drivers should use caution and expect delays.

Project Description:
This project will improve various sections of highway throughout the south central region of the state. Work will include hot sealing, chip sealing, pavement repair, pre-leveling, crack sealing, fog sealing and new pavement markings.


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 468th Ave. SE to W Summit Rd EB – Rehab Concrete, Deck Rehab, Culvert Rehab

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Spring 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Eastbound:
Work will begin in early May.

Westbound:
Work will begin in early May.

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 will provide for rehabilitation of the eastbound lanes of I-90 from the 468th Avenue Interchange in North Bend to the West Summit Road at Snoqualmie Pass. Work will consist of concrete panel replacement, concrete pavement grinding and culvert rehabilitation to maintain drainage. Also included in the work is the rehabilitation of bridge decks 90/91S eastbound at Snoqualmie River, 90/96.5N westbound at Denny Creek, the Denny Creek Viaduct Bridge 90/97.2N westbound and Bridge 90/97.7N westbound at Franklin Falls.


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:
Jerry Wood , WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: Spring 2011
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2018 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
 

Nighttime: Tuesday April 24, from 3am to 11am, westbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane. Minimal delays are anticipated.

Daytime: Monday through Friday traffic should prepare for intermittent rolling slowdowns. Minimal delays are anticipated.


Scheduled rock blasting related closures: 
Scheduled closures for rock blasting are estimated to resume in May of 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 Began: Spring 2015
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2019 

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Construction work has begun for the year. Drivers can expect a day time lane closure on Wednesday, April 26. Minor delays can be anticipated.

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: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859  Construction Began: April 2016
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017 

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
 
Eastbound:
Saturday April 22 and Monday April 24 through Thursday April 27, traffic will be reduced to a single lane during daytime hours. Minimal delays are anticipated.

Westbound: Monday April 24 through Friday April 28, traffic will be reduced to a single lane during daytime hours. Minimal delays are anticipated. 
 
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.



I-90 and I-82 Easton Vic and Ellensburg Vic EB & WB – Deck Rehabilitation

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Spring 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Work is scheduled to begin May 1st.

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 will rehabilitate Bridge 90/126N westbound at Big Creek, Bridge 90/150N westbound at Taneum Creek, Bridge 90/152 N westbound at Westside Canal, 90/174S eastbound at Renslow Bridge and Bridge 82/10S eastbound at Thrall Road. Rehabilitation will consist of the removal of a portion of the existing deck and placing a thin overlay.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-90 westbound milepost 79: Monday April 24 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. there will be a single lane closure for drainage work.

I-90 eastbound Off Ramp Exit 115, Off Ramp at Exit 136:  Monday April 24 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. there will be shoulder closures to install new signs.

I-90 eastbound milepost 79: Thursday April 27 between the hours of  6 a.m. and 4 p.m. there will be a single lane closure for drainage work.

SR-240 both directions milepost 36: Wednesday April 26 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. there will be alternating left and right lane closures coming in and out of George Washington Way for asphalt coring. Expect delays in this area.


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


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US -12 CenturyLink Fiber Optic Installation – MP 307.78 to MP 310.75

Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utilities Engineer (509) 577-1785
Construction Began: March 27, 2017
Scheduled Completion: April 28, 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US-12 milepost 307.76 to milepost 310.75: Between the US-12 / SR-730 Wallula Spur and the US-12 Wallula Game Department Road, there will be intermittent shoulder closures in both directions of US-12.

Project Description:
This is a CenturyLink utility project, and CenturyLink’s contractor will be installing a new fiber optic cable along US-12 between milepost 307.76 and milepost 310.75.


SR-124  Monument DR/RR Xing – Construct Bridge

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1873 Construction Began: March 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory: 
Monday, April 24 through Thursday, April 28, flagger controlled truck crossing at SR-124 milepost 5.5, expect minor delays, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Project Description:
This project will construct a bridge over the Union Pacific railroad crossing to allow SR-124 traffic to cross above the railroad. Monument Drive will reconnect to SR-124 west of its current location. Moving the intersection will improve safety for traffic entering SR-124.

2017 SCR Region Wide - Chip Seal

Contact:
Alex Sanguino, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 222-2403
Construction Began:
April 2017
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
SR-125 between Walla Wall and SR-124 Monday, April 24 through Friday April 28, between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., intermittent lane closures will take place. One lane will be closed and traffic will be piloted through the work zone in as crews prepare the roadway for chip sealing. Drivers should use caution and expect delays.

Project Description:
This project will improve various section of highway throughout the south central section of the state. Work will include hot sealing, chip sealing, pavement repair, pre-leveling, crack sealing, fog sealing and new pavement markings. 
 


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 Began: July 2016
Scheduled Completion: Summer 2017 

Current Week Traffic Advisory US-12, I-82 & SR-823:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

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.

US 12 Low Rd Intersection – Safety Improvements (mileposts 193 to 194)

Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer (509) 577-1859 Construction Began: April 2016
Scheduled Completion: May 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday April 24 through Friday April 28, both directions of traffic will be reduced to a single lane during daytime hours. Minimal delays are anticipated.

Project Description:
This two week project will add an acceleration lane and safety improvements at the intersection of US 12 and Low Rd, milepost 193.5.



US 97 / SR 22 Vic to 2nd Ave Vic – Paving & Roadside and I/S Improvements

Contact: Scott Golbek, Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Construction Begins: Spring 2017
Scheduled Completion: Fall 2017

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Work is scheduled to begin in late May.

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 will mill and pave US 97 from milepost 61.27 in Toppenish to milepost 74.45 near West Wapato and West First Streets. Other work will include chip seal of frontage roads, updating traffic signal systems and ADA improvements.


Maintenance/Utility Operations:
I-82  westbound milepost 21 to milepost 22: Tuesday April 25 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. there will be a right lane closure for guardrail repair.

US-97 milepost 66 Tuesday April 25 and Wednesday April 26 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. there will be lane closures to repair the road sensors.



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