US 12 emergency repairs complete near Aberdeen

ABERDEEN – There is good news for travelers who use US 12 near Aberdeen.

On Friday, Feb. 25, crews reopened all lanes of the highway near Karjala Road.

One lane of US 12 closed at milepost 4.6 in late January for emergency slope and culvert repairs. Quiggs Brothers, Inc., working for the Washington State Department of Transportation, completed the emergency repairs.

What happened?

Following December’s snowmelt and regionwide flooding, a 3-foot by 4-foot culvert below US 12 was buried under 30 feet of debris and water. When water receded, parts of the embankment failed. Crews stabilized the embankment and removed large boulders that were lodged in the center of the culvert below the highway.

Total costs for this project are $525,000. The state is seeking federal reimbursement for these repairs because of significant flooding and a series of storms in the region earlier this winter.

WSDOT would like to thank travelers for their patience during the emergency repairs.

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