US 12 - Coal Creek Bridge to Gulch Bridge - Paving

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In summer 2017, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will repave eight lane miles (between mileposts 134.28 and 142.32) of US 12 in Lewis County, between Packwood and White Pass.

Last paved in 2004, this stretch of highway is nearing the end of their useful life.

This project will preserve and extend the life of the asphalt, and provide a smoother ride for drivers.

Why is WSDOT resurfacing and repaving this stretch of US 12?
The existing pavement is showing signs of deterioration, such as cracking, potholing and rutting, throughout the traveled lanes and into the shoulders.

This work is necessary to preserve the highway, extend the life of the pavement, and reduce the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs.

What can drivers expect?
Drivers should expect daytime single-lane closures, with delays of up to 20 minutes.

The End Result
Rehabilitating this section of US 12 extends the life of the highway and reduces the need for emergency closures and repairs.

Needs & benefits

  • Preservation - Repaving this section of US 12 will improve the surface of the roadway and extend the life of the highway.
  • Safety - Removing ruts and potholes will produce a smoother highway surface, creating a safer ride for drivers.
  • Economic - Repaving this section of US 12 will reduce the need for costly emergency maintenance repairs.


  • Spring 2017: Project goes to competitive bid
  • Summer 2017: Construction scheduled to begin
  • Fall 2017: Project scheduled for completion


Financial Data for PIN 401215P
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $4,049
CWA $0
Total $4,049


WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office
Phone: 360-759-1310

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT Communications
Phone: 360-905-2057

US 12 Paving between Packwood and White Pass in Lewis County

A stretch of pavement on US 12, showing signs of cracking, rutting and potholing, near Lewis County
Pavement cracks, potholing and rutting on US 12 in Lewis County.