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WSDOT to unveil preferred alternative for US 12 Heron Street Bridge crossing

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:23

Tina Werner, communications, 360-704-3270
Theresa Turpin, multimodal development manager, 360-357-2675

June 12 open house includes survey results, benefits

ABERDEEN – After hearing from the public on four design alternatives to remove and replace the aging US 12 Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen, the Washington State Department of Transportation and local partners invite the public to view survey results and final recommendations moving forward.

WSDOT went to the community earlier this spring to collect input on a range of options for replacing the span over the Wishkah River and wants to share those results with the public. The response was overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the crossing in its existing alignment. The current structure, which first opened to the traveling public in 1949, has reached the end of its useful life and is considered a vital link for those traveling to coastal communities.

No funding sources for design or construction of a new bridge have been announced.

“We appreciate such a strong community turnout,” said WSDOT Regional Multimodal Planning Manager Dennis Engel. “Public engagement and feedback from our local stakeholders are critical components to the planning process before any design and construction can begin pending funding approval.”

A drop-in style open house will highlight the preferred alternative. No formal presentation will be given, however region planners will be on hand to explain the bridge alternatives, answer any questions and take feedback.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 12

Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion
1401 Sargent Blvd., Aberdeen

Parking is available on site at the pavilion. Local transit routes 10N and 40 have stops nearby.

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