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US 101 - 0.8 Miles N of Astoria-Megler Br. - Emergency Culvert Replacement

Project overview

On February 16, 2021, due to heavy seasonal rainstorms and harsh winter weather, the existing culvert drainage system that runs underneath a portion of US 101 at milepost 1.2, just north of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, began to fail causing a portion of the road to give way and sink.

In Spring 2021, contractor crews will begin work to replace the aging and failing 18-inch concrete culvert pipe with a larger 24-inch plastic culvert pipe. Installing a new larger culvert pipe will improve the drainage system in this area for years to come.   

Timeline
February 2021 - Spring 2021
Project status
Completed
Funding
$800,000

What to expect

During construction, travelers will alternate intermittently, through a single-lane, with flaggers, and should expect delays of up to 20 minutes. 

In spring 2021, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation, will begin work to replace the aging and failing 18-inch concrete culvert pipe with a larger 24-inch plastic culvert pipe. Installing a new larger culvert pipe will improve the drainage system in this area for years to come.