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Road works will begin next week at Rainier

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on June 13, 2008 at 11:11 am |
June 13, 2008 11:11 am

From Mount Rainier National Park:


Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, Washington State Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration officials announce that the rehabilitation of State Route 123 and SR 410 is scheduled to begin the week of June 16, 2008. Project completion is expected this October.


Approximately 5.8 miles of SR 123 from two miles south of Deer Creek Bridge to the intersection of SR 410 at Cayuse Pass and 1.5 miles of SR 410 from a 1/4 mile north of Cayuse Pass, east towards Chinook Pass to the first major switchback are slated for improvements.



Specific work under this project will include: improving drainage;

excavating, stabilizing and reinforcing failing subsurface material;

repairing/stabilizing historic rock retaining walls; milling/recycling

the asphalt surface as road base; and resurfacing with asphalt. Work

also involves replacement of the failing stone/timber fence in the

Tipsoo Lake area with a border rock edge that will withstand heavy snow

loading experienced in this area and circulation/safety improvements at

the Cayuse Pass intersection.


During the summer months, visitors should anticipate 20 minutes delays

Mondays through Fridays. After the Labor Day holiday, SR 123 will be

closed from 6 a.m. through 5p.m., Mondays through Thursdays until work

is completed. Visitors should also anticipate one-lane alternating

access on SR 410 at Mile Post 73 (approximately five miles east of

Chinook Pass within Wenatchee National Forest) due to damage from last

winter’s avalanche activity.


SR 123 serves the east side of the park, extending for approximately 20

miles from the intersection of U.S. 12 to the south to the intersection

with SR 410 on the north at Cayuse Pass. SR 410 also serves the east

side of the park, extending from SR 167 near Sumner, east 107 miles over

the Cascade Range at Chinook Pass to the intersection with U.S. 12, four

miles west of Naches. SR 410 is one of five state highways that connect

the Puget Sound area with eastern Washington. SR 410 is closed at the

park boundary during the winter months, approximately early December to

late May.


The Federal Highway Administration awarded the contract to DLM

Contracting, Inc. of Bozeman, Montana for $6,072,726.00 on May 16, 2008,

and the Notice to Proceed was issued on June 5, 2008.


Updated information on this project may be obtained by calling Mount

Rainier National Park at 360-569-2166. Information on this project, as

well as general park information, is also available on Mount Rainier

National Park’s Intranet Homepage (www.nps.gov/mora).


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NOTE: Drivers can now get real time traffic and weather information by

dialing 5-1-1 from most phones. This new traveler information system

builds upon the highly successful Washington State Highway hotline that

manages 4.6 million calls each year. Callers can also use 5-1-1 to get

statewide construction, mountain pass conditions, and state ferry system

information, as well as toll free numbers for passenger rail and

airlines. TTY users can call 1-800-833-6388.

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