US 12 - Salkum Vic to Corn Creek Bridge - Paving - Complete September 2017

Project news

In the summer of 2016, WSDOT repaved 12 miles of US 12 in Lewis County between Salkum (milepost 77) and the Corn Creek Bridge (milepost 89).

Why did WSDOT repave portions of US 12 in Lewis County?
Wheel ruts, long cracks, and broken asphalt indicated that the pavement on this stretch of US 12 was nearing the end of its useful life. This $3.7 million project helps preserve this section of the highway and provides a smoother surface for drivers.

The End Result
Rehabilitating this stretch of US 12 extends the life of the highway and preserves the corridor for many years to come.

Needs & benefits

  • Preservation – Repaving this section of US 12 improves the surface of the roadway and extends the life of the highway.
  • Safety – Removing ruts and cracks produces a smoother highway surface, creating a safer ride for drivers.
  • Economic – Repaving this section of US 12 reduces the need for costly emergency repairs and maintenance work.


  • April 2016: Project goes to competitive bidding
  • Aug. 1 2016: Construction begins
  • Sept. 2017: Project completion


Financial Data for PIN 401214A
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)

  • Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $5,107
  • Total - $5,107

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


Colin Newell
WSDOT Project Engineer

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT Communications

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