South Central region construction and travel advisory

May 7 to 16, 2021

 

Asotin County

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

Benton County

US 395/Ridgeline Drive Construct Interchange
Project # 9625

Highway: US 395 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: US 395 MP 13 to MP 14
Contact: Alex Sanguino, Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project Description: This contract provides for the improvement of US 395 and Ridgeline Drive by constructing an interchange at Ridgeline Drive and an at-grade intersection improvements at Hildebrand Boulevard, including HMA pavement, bridge structure at Ridgeline Drive, retaining walls, concrete barrier, drainage, water lines, dry sewer line, illumination, traffic signal and traffic signal modifications, permanent signing, temporary traffic control, and other work.
This project is scheduled to be completed by fall 2022

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US 395 in both directions Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., there will be shoulder closures within the project limits for construction activities.
Access to S Bofer Canyon Rd from SB & NB US 395 via SR 397 will be closed to the public due to roadway excavation for thru traffic until further notice. Christensen Rd will be closed between the intersections of Christensen Rd & Southridge Blvd and Christensen Rd & Ridgeline Dr starting Monday April 26 until further notice for utility work.

 

SR 224 MP 4.7 (west of Keene Rd.) – W. Richland Police Facility Widening
Highway
: SR 224 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: MP 4.6 to 4.8 
Contact: Drew Woodruff, City Engineer, 509-967-5434
Project Description: This City of West Richland project widens SR 224 to provide a center turn lane.  Work includes widening the highway, constructing new roadway approaches, illumination, and other utility installations.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
SR 224 Both Directions of Traffic at MP 4.7

Drivers can expect single lanes closures as crews widen the highway.  The posted speed limit is reduced to 40 mph between mileposts 4 and 5.

 

SR 224 – City of West Richland - Utility Work
Highway: SR 224 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: MP 5.4 vicinity
Contact: Jamil Anabtawi, WSDOT Utility Engineer, 509-577-1785
Project Description: The City of West Richland’s contractor will be performing buried utility work on SR 224 near milepost 5.4, one half mile east of the SR 224/Keene Road intersection.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

SCR 2020 Region Wide – Chip Seal and Pavement Preservation
Project # 9519

Highway:
US 12 & SR 225 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: US 12 MP 306 to 315 & SR 225 MP 2 to MP 11
Contact: Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-388-3480
Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of US 12 MP 306.9 to MP 314.14, US 97 MP 50.72 to MP 56.8, SR 225 MP 2.55 to MP 11.32 and SR 823 MP 2.74 to MP 4.74 by planning bituminous pavement, paving with HMA, pavement repair, chip seal, repair centerline rumble strips, removing existing overlay from bridge decks, performing deck repair, applying water proof membrane, HMA overlay for two bridges 12/616 and 823/15, also roadway preservation of I-90 MP 80.12 to MP 80.58, US 97 MP 134.9 to MP 149.69, SR 221 MP 23.22 to MP 26.07, SR 224 MP 0.24 to MP 6.35, SR 241 MP 0.00 to MP 9.05 and SR 903 MP 0.00 to MP 2.10 by crack sealing with hot poured rubber.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US 12 MP 306 to 315 Monday May 10 and Tuesday May 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. there will be piloted traffic control. From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday there will be a mobile sweeping operation.

SR 225 MP 2 to MP 12 Tuesday May 11 to Thursday May 13 piloted traffic control  7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

 

SR 240/Columbia Center Blvd. - Pedestrian Facility Improvement
Project # 9542

Highway: SR 240 Region: South Central County: Benton Location: SR 240 MP 38.92
Contact: Alex Sanguino, Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project Description: This contract provides for the improvement of SR 240/Columbia Center Blvd. Interchange at MP 38.92 by installing pedestrian facilities including sidewalks, curb, bridge rail, replacing and updating existing traffic signal and lighting systems, traffic control, and other work.

This project is scheduled to be completed by late May (spring) 2021

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday May 10 through Friday May 14 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., there will be shoulder closures for construction activities on Columbia Drive in both directions. Due to City of Richland work on Columbia Park trail, northbound Columbia Drive traffic will have city detours in place.

 

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
Transportation Data, Modeling and Analysis Office (TDMAO)

SR 221 southbound MP 12 and MP 14 Sellars Rd  Weigh Station, Tuesday May 11 and Wednesday May 12 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , there will be traffic control with short delays to repairing sensors for the weigh station This work is weather dependent.

 

Columbia County

US 12, Whetstone Creek Bridge - Replace Bridge
Project # 9606

Highway: US 12  Region: South Central County: Columbia Location: US 12 MP 372.42 to MP 372.58
Contact: Alex Sanguino, Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project Description: This contract provides for the improvement of US 12 within the MP 372 vicinity in Columbia County by replacing the bridge 12/720, constructing and removing detour roadway including a temporary culvert, paving and striping, installing beam guardrail, re-alignment of Whetstone and Tuner intersection with permeable pavement, flexible guide posts temporary traffic control, and other work.
This project is scheduled to be completed by early fall 2021

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US 12 in both directions Monday May 10 through Friday May 14 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., expect shoulder closures within the project limits for equipment hauling embankment.

 

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

Franklin County

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

Garfield County

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

King County

I-90 MP 33 to 52 468th Ave SE to W Summit RD - Westbound Rehab Concrete 
Project # 9319

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: King Location: I-90 MP 33 to MP 52
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-577-1810
Project description: This project is two seasons and will rehabilitate concrete panels and shoulders along this section of I-90. This project is to be completed sometime in late fall of 2021.

Bicycle detour is in affect for this project.  For westbound bicyclists the detour starts at Exit 54 (SR 906/Hyak Interchange) and ends at the 468th Ave. SE interchange just east of North Bend. Detour maps can be found on a post just after turning left at the end of the westbound Exit 54 ramp.

Current Week Traffic Advisory: I-90 MP 33 to MP 52 westbound:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
Striping operations on I-90

I-90 MP 33 to MP 70 in both directions Monday May 10 through Thursday May 13 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., watch for slow moving equipment.

 

Kittitas County

I-90 Easton Hill to West Easton I/C WB – Replace Bridge and Build Detour
Project # 9558

Highway: I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90  MP 64 to MP 70
Contact: Scott Golbek, WSDOT PE North Project Engineer, 509-577-1880
Project Description: This Contract provides for the improvement of I-90 from MP 64.48 to MP 70.36, in Kittitas County, by widening the westbound pavement for use as a future eastbound detour, building one pre-stressed girder bridge and one pre-stressed voided slab concrete girder bridge, rock slope blasting, pavement repair, traffic control.

Rock Blasting Closure Schedule:
No traffic impacts this week.

Current Week Traffic Advisory: Rolling Slowdowns:
Friday, May 07 eastbound direction from MP 62 to MP 70 between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Monday, May 10 westbound direction from MP 71 to MP 69 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Lane Closures:
Westbound left lane will be closed from MP 70.5 to MP 69.5 between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. on both Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12. 

 

I-90 Bullfrog Rd Vic-Concrete Rehab, Bridge Deck Rehab and Painting
Project # 9385

Highway:
I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90 MP 79 to MP 82
Contact: Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-388-3480
Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of I-90 by cleaning and painting the metal surfaces of the Cle Elum River Bridges, eastbound and westbound, heat straightening, steel repair, pier concrete spall repair, modifying expansion joints, scarifying concrete surfaces, further deck preparation, furnishing, placing, curing and texturing concrete overlay, also including non-bridge work by constructing and removing temporary roadway, constructing and removing temporary bridge replacing PCCP lanes and panels, cement concrete pavement grinding, weigh-in-motion replacement, guardrail installation, paving HMA shoulders, and roadway delineation. This project is due to be completed by summer, 2021.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-90 eastbound MP 80 to MP 81, Single Lane Closure:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

I-90 westbound MP 80 to MP 81, Single Lane Closure:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

I-90 - Yakima River Bridges Deck Repair
Project # 9214


Highway: I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90 MP 86 and MP 102
Contact: Jerry Wood, WSDOT Project Engineer, 509-388-3480
Project description: This project repairs the bridge decks in both directions near Cle Elum and Ellensburg. This project is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2021.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Advanced Traffic Advisory Update: - MP 102 – EB Single Lane Closure – 10 Ft. Width Restrictions

Sunday May 9, 8 p.m. through Friday May 14, 9 a.m. - 24 hours a day

Sunday May 16, 8 p.m. through Friday May 21, 9 a.m.  – 24 hours a day

MP 102 – Intermittent Rolling Slow Downs – Daytime Hours

Monday May 10 through Friday May 14

Monday May 17 through Friday May 21

 

I-90 Canyon Rd Interchange EB Ramp Terminal Improvements
Project # 9608

Highway: I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90  MP 106 to MP 109
Contact: Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-388-3480
Project Description: This Contract provides for the improvement of the eastbound I-90 ramp terminal in Ellensburg at Canyon Road.  The work includes paving, new sidewalks, installation of a roundabout at the intersection, moving barrier and striping.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Traffic should be advised that the travel lanes throughout the project have been modified and revised.

Canyon Rd/I-90 EB On & Off Ramps (Exit 109) – Traffic should be prepared for intermittent flagger controlled lane closures.
Monday through Thursday, 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. flagger controlled intersection with minimal delays.

 

I-90 Stevens Rd Vicinity to Vantage – Paving
Project # 9616

Highway: I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90  MP 121 to MP 137
Contact: Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-388-3480
Project Description: This Contract provides for the improvement of 11.59 miles of eastbound I-90 from MP 125.61 to MP 137.20 and 8.41 miles of westbound I-90 from MP 121.96 to MP 125.43, MP 128.00 to 132.00, and MP 136.26 to MP 137.20 by planning hot mix asphalt, repairing pavement and shoulders, paving hot mix asphalt, replacing rumble strips, fog sealing and reinstalling pavement markings.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:

I-90 eastbound MP 121 to MP 137:
Monday night May 10 through Friday morning May 14, during night time hours of 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., traffic will be restricted to a single lane. Wednesday night to Thursday mooring there will be a 12 ft width restriction. Traffic will be opened to two lanes during non-working hours.

I-90 westbound MP 121 to MP 137:
Monday night May 10 through Friday morning May 14, during night time hours of 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., traffic will be restricted to a single lane. Traffic will be opened to two lanes during non-working hours.  

 

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
Striping operations on I-90

I-90 MP 33 to MP 70 in both directions Monday May 10 through Thursday May 13 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., watch for slow moving equipment.

Highway: I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90 westbound/eastbound, milepost 67 to 66 Top of Easton Hill
Contact: Jerry Mus, Highway Worker 3, 509-577-1905
Project Description: WSDOT Maintenance crews will have left Lane closures in both directions to replace center concrete barrier and Glare Screens.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-90 both directions, milepost 66 to 67 ( Easton Hill), Monday May 10 from 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. there will be left lane closures. Minor traffic delays expected. Speed limit will be 55 MPH through the work zone.

Highway: I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas/King Location: I-90 westbound/eastbound, milepost 33 North Bend to milepost 61 Wildlife Overpass
Contact: Jerry Mus, Highway Worker 3, 509-577-1905
Project Description: WSDOT Maintenance crews will have shoulder and lane closures in various locations for guardrail repair.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-90 between milepost 33 (North Bend) to milepost 61 (Wildlife Overpass), Tuesday May 11 through Thursday May 13 from 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. there will be shoulder and lane closures in various locations for guardrail repair work.

Highway: I-90 Region: South Central County: Kittitas Location: I-90 MP 92-93 eastbound (Elk Heights), MP 93-82 westbound(Cle Elum), and MP 55-53.5 westbound (Hyak).
Contact: Kevin Nicholson, WSDOT Maintenance Supervisor, 509-577-1907
Project description: Maintenance Work – Concrete panel replacement.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday: May 10 through Thursday May 13

I-90 eastbound MP 92 to MP 93, 5 a.m. Monday May 10 through 12 noon  Tuesday May 11 (24 hour closure) there will be a right lane closure with a 12 FT width restriction for concrete panel replacement.
I-90 westbound MP 83 to MP 82, 5 a.m. Tuesday May 11 through 12 noon Wednesday (24+ hour closure) there will be a left lane closure with a 12 FT width restriction for concrete panel replacement.
I-90 westbound MP 55 to MP 53.5, 5 a.m. Wednesday through 1 p.m. Thursday (24+ hour closure) the two right lanes will be  closed with a 12 FT width restriction for concrete panel replacement.

I-90 Bridge Repair
Highway:
 I-90 Region: South Central County: Kitittas Location: I-90 MP 137
Contact: Josh Medrano, WSDOT Bridge Maintenance Lead, 509-833-4659
Project Description: This project will consists of deck patching, and or joint repairs. Work shall include but is not limited to providing temporary traffic control.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-90 westbound MP 137, Tuesday May 10 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be a right lane closure with a 12 FT width restriction.

 

Lewis County

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

Walla Walla County

US 12 Nine Mile Hill to Frenchtown
Project # 9406

Highway: US 12 Region: South Central County: Walla Walla Location: milepost 316.7 to 338.4. 
Contact: Alex Sanguino, Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project Description: This project provides a new 4-lane facility from MP 316.7 to 338.4 on US 12.

Current Week Traffic Advisory

US 12 Both Directions of Traffic at MP 316.7 to MP 338.4
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

SR 125, Plaza Way – Intersection Improvements
Project # 9632

Highway: SR 125  Region: South Central County: Walla Walla Location: SR 125 MP 4.36 to MP 4.65
Contact: Alex Sanguino, Project Engineer, 509-222-2403
Project Description: This Contract provides for the improvements of the SR 125/Plaza Way intersection from MP 4.36 to MP 4.65 within Walla Walla by replacing the existing signalized intersection with a roundabout, providing pedestrian and bicycle route connectivity, ADA ramps, permanent signing, drainage system, illumination system, replacing a city traffic signal system, city street pavement reconstruction, planing bituminous pavement, paving with HMA, pavement markings, temporary traffic control, and other work.
This project is scheduled to be completed by early fall 2021

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Monday May 10 through Friday May 14 between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., there will be a road closure on Plaza Way between W. Tietan St and SR 125/Plaza Way intersection for construction activities. Detours will be in place.

 

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
No significant traffic impacts anticipated this week.

 

Yakima County

SCR 2020 Region Wide – Chip Seal and Pavement Preservation
Project # 9519

Highway: US 97 and SR 823 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US 07 MP 50 to MP 57 & SR 823 milepost 2 to milepost 5
Contact: Jerry Wood, Project Engineer, 509-388-3480
Project Description: This project provides for the improvement of US 12 MP 306.9 to MP 314.14, US 97 MP 50.72 to MP 56.8, SR 225 MP 2.55 to MP 11.32 and SR 823 MP 2.74 to MP 4.74 by planning bituminous pavement, paving with HMA, pavement repair, chip seal, repair centerline rumble strips, removing existing overlay from bridge decks, performing deck repair, applying water proof membrane, HMA overlay for two bridges 12/616 and 823/15, also roadway preservation of I-90 MP 80.12 to MP 80.58, US 97 MP 134.9 to MP 149.69, SR 221 MP 23.22 to MP 26.07, SR 224 MP 0.24 to MP 6.35, SR 241 MP 0.00 to MP 9.05 and SR 903 MP 0.00 to MP 2.10 by crack sealing with hot poured rubber.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
Minimal Delays are anticipated.

SR 823 MP 2 to MP 5 Single Lane Flagger Controlled Closure with Pilot Car
Monday May 10 and Tuesday May 11 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be single lane flagger controlled closure with a 10 ft width restriction.
Thursday May 13 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday May 14, piloted traffic control with a 10 ft width restriction.
Friday May 14 from 7 a.m. to Saturday May 15 at 7 a.m., piloted traffic control with a 10 ft width restriction.
Friday May 14 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m on Saturday May 15 there will be a mobile sweeping operation with no width restrictions.

 

Maintenance/Utility Operations:
US I-82 Bridge Repair

Highway: I-82 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: I-82 MP 38 and MP 40
Contact: Josh Medrano , WSDOT Bridge Maintenance Lead, 509-833-4659
Project Description: This project will consist of bridge rail repairs or deck patching. Work shall include but is not limited to providing temporary traffic control.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
I-82 westbound MP 38 Monday May 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a single lane closure with a 12 FT width restriction.
I-82 eastbound milepost 40 Tuesday May 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a single lane closure with a 12 FT width restriction.

Transportation Data, Modeling and Analysis Office (TDMAO)
I-82 eastbound MP 73 and MP 76 Grandview Weigh Station, Monday May 10 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , there will be traffic control with short delays to repairing sensors for the weigh station This work is weather dependent.

Highway: US 12 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: US 12 MP 154 to MP 156
Contact: Nick Zirkle Maintenance Supervisor 509-573-8398
Project Description: Ditching operations.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
US 12 MP 154 to 156, Monday May 10 to Thursday May 13 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be traffic control operations for ditching work. Drivers can expect short delays.

Highway: SR 24 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: SR 24 MP 4 to MP 6
Contact: Pedro Perez Maintenance Supervisor 509-573-8380
Project Description: Night time roadway sealing.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
SR 24 MP 4 (Beaudry Rd) to MP 5.72 (Faucher Rd), Monday May 10 and Tuesday May 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. there will be pilot car traffic control operations for roadway sealing work.

Highway: SR 410 Region: South Central County: Yakima Location: SR 410 MP 109 to MP 115
Contact: Jake Emerick Maintenance Supervisor 509-573-8380
Project Description: Ditching operations.

Current Week Traffic Advisory:
SR 410 MP 109 to MP 115, Monday May 10 to Thursday May 13 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be pilot car traffic control operations for ditching work.