US 12 - Chapman Rd Vic to Coal Creek Bridge - Chip Seal - Complete September 2017

Project news

In the summer of 2016, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation resurfaced 16 miles of US 12 between Randle and the entrance to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Lewis County.

This project was completed in two seasons. Pavement repairs bagan in Aug. 2016, and crews returned to chip seal the road in the summer of 2017.

Why is WSDOT resurfacing US 12 in east Lewis County?
US 12 was showing signs of deterioration, like cracking, potholes and rutting, and the asphalt was nearing the end of its useful life. This work was necessary to preserve the road for the next several years, and prevent more costly repairs.

The End Result
In addition to providing drivers with a smoother ride, this work helped WSDOT preserve US 12 in east Lewis County.

Needs & benefits

  • Preserves infrastructure and extends the life of the highway.
  • Reduces the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs and unexpected closures.


  • April 2016: Project advertised for competitive bidding
  • May 2016: Project awarded for construction
  • Aug.2016: Construction begins
  • Sept. 2017: Construction will be completed


Financial Data for PIN 401215B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)

  • Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $2,196
  • Total - $2,196

The project cost is part of a larger construction contract for resurfacing US 12 in Lewis County.


Colin Newell 
WSDOT Project Engineer
360-740-8600, or toll-free 1-866-713-2412

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT Communications