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Emergency speed reduction to 60 mph on I-90 in Lincoln County due to pavement damage

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 14:50

Al Gilson, communications, 509-324-6015

Paving project scheduled for later this year

SPRAGUE – Drivers on Interstate 90 in Lincoln County will notice a new lower speed limit this week.

On Wednesday, March 15, the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limit to 60 mph on I-90 between Sprague Lake (milepost 239) and the Fishtrap interchange (milepost 255) due to weather-related pavement damage.  Motorcyclists traveling through the area will need to use extreme caution.

Additionally, WSDOT crews will post advanced warning signs and an advisory speed limit of 35 mph across the Brown Road Bridges (milepost 249) due to the conditions on that stretch of road.

The wet weather and existing pavement conditions are hampering temporary repairs efforts. WSDOT crews need dry conditions for patches to bond to the roadway.

A full resurfacing project for this area is scheduled for later this year.  The revised speed limit will be in place until that work is complete. 

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