Showing posts from May, 2019

Change means more room to roam for SR 20 winter adventurers

Tuesday, March 26
Due to hotter climate and clearing work from our repairs crews, we moved the western SR 20 North Cascades Highway seasonal closure gate from milepost 130 to milepost 134. Crews are these days operating to check a date to start the annual job of reopening the highway. Check the North Cascades Highway web site for updates.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Due to the weekend forecast for heavy snow, stable winds and chilly temperatures during western Washington, our crews will transfer the western SR 20 North Cascades Highway seasonal closure gate west from milepost 134 to milepost 130 at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. To entry to the closed phase of highway, skiers, snowmobilers and different customers can park at this situation shut to Colonial Creek Campground/Thunder Knob Trailhead.

Thursday, Jan. 31

The prolonged forecast for the week of Feb. 4, 2019 does name for a few low-level snow and chilly temperatures within the Diablo area. Crews will proceed to clean SR 20 among milepost…

An early gift for Tacoma Mall holiday shoppers from Skanska

By Cara Mitchell

Just in time for the holidays, a transient lane configuration that sends eastbound State Route 16 drivers on a 2-mile detour to attain the west part of I-5 in Tacoma might be eliminated as early as Friday morning, Nov. 16, climate permitting.

Design-build contractor Skanska these days accomplished constructing a transient ramp which will permit I-705, SR 7 and Pacific Avenue drivers to merge on to southbound I-5 with out having to make use of go out 132A/South 38th Street ramp.

Once the brand new transient ramp opens to traffic, Skanska can take away transient site visitors manage and permit SR 16 drivers to cross west on South 38th Street.

Why have SR 16 drivers not been able to use the South 38th Street west ramp?
In May when southbound I-5 moved right into a transient configuration, I-705, SR 7 and Pacific Avenue drivers needed to take the 132A/South 38th Street go out to rejoin southbound I-5 close to South 48th Street. This transient configuration greater visitors…

Like some oil changes, I-90 ramp project in Spokane gets a bit more complicated

By Beth Bousley

Have you ever dropped off your vehicle for an oil swap and had it become a lengthier and extra pricey vehicle repair? Once in a while, our construction tasks move the method of that oil change.

Take the westbound I-90 Hamilton on-ramp restore challenge in Spokane. When our contracted crews eliminated the overlay of the on-ramp, which was constructed within the early 1970s, they discovered that the bridge deck wanted extra upkeep than originally anticipated. That intended the on-ramp may had been closed by means of the winter. Instead, we’re expediting the work to open one lane hopefully earlier than the snow flies.

Why now?

Most bridges will final 75 years till they ought to be changed but considering the actual undeniable fact that bridge decks get worn down from visitors and weather, they typically want rehabilitation after about 30-40 years to maintain them stable and safe. That, alongside with the truth that it’s about ten occasions much low priced than replacing t…