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Traffic shift to temporary bypass coming to US 395 in Deer Park as roundabout construction continues

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:26

 Tom Brasch, project engineer, 509-323-8411

Some access restricted; speed reduced in area through mid-July

DEER PARK – Travelers should allow extra travel time and stay alert as US 395 traffic shifts onto a new temporary bypass on Thursday, June 21, as part of ongoing roundabout construction.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation are building single lane roundabouts (pdf 1.3 mb) at the Short/Main and Monroe/Crawford intersections of US 395. Crews are also making turn modifications at the Burroughs/Dalton intersection that restrict some US 395 access. The roundabouts should reduce the frequency and severity of "entering at angle" collisions at these locations.

Work on the temporary Short/Main Street bypass is underway and US 395 traffic will be shifted onto the bypass on Thursday, June 21. Once the shift takes place:

  • The Main Street intersection at US 395 will be reopened for northbound off- and on- access only
  • Access to and from US 395 at Short Road will be closed
  • Businesses remain open along Short Road and Main Street
  • US 395 will be reduced to advisory speeds of 25 mph
  • Revisions will stay in place until the roundabout opens to traffic in mid-July

The roundabout work takes place Monday-Saturday of each week; travelers should expect construction delays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during those days and evenings after 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following day.

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