Construction on the project begins Tuesday, May 31. Drivers can expect up to 20-minute delays within the work zone and potential 24-hour lane restrictions as concrete cures. Lane restrictions will remain in place at times to allow concrete to cure even when there is no one present working.
This project is located on US 195 in Whitman County between milepost 52 near the Cashup Flatts Weigh Station and milepost 62, just south of the SR 271 interchange. Cracked and damaged concrete panels will be replaced along this stretch of roadway. The roadway will also be diamond ground to remove any wheel rutting that is occurring. The shoulders adjacent to the travel lanes will be rebuilt with this project.
What to expect
Work on this project will begin in either the NB or SB lanes of the highway and be performed one lane at a time, leaving the other lane open to alternating one-way traffic. Construction warning signs and portable temporary rumble strips will be placed upstream of traffic approaching the work zone in both directions before the queue starts to warn the traveling public of the upcoming alteration to normal and expected traffic operations.
While the lane is closed, the identified damaged panels will be removed and replaced with new panels made of rapid curing concrete. During the time when one lane is closed, traffic will be temporarily halted and be led through the construction area with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Once the traffic has exited the construction area, the other direction of traffic will be led through the construction area in a similar fashion. This alternating traffic movement will continue 24 hours a day, through the duration of the construction. Drivers can expect significant delays at all hours.
This project will also include the repaving of the Horn School Rest Area. Access to the Rest Area will be closed for a week due to the pavement rehabilitation. There will not be any other significant restrictions to any road, commercial and residential approaches or business during the duration of the project. Additionally, pavement repairs to the Cashup Flats Weigh Station will be made.