Updated: 5:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
Several highways remain closed near the Washington coast after heavy rains brought debris down over the roadway beginning in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 5. We will continue to update this post when information changes.
These closures are in effect:
- US 101 at milepost 72.6 near Artic will remain a single lane with reduced speeds and one-way alternating traffic at Rock Crusher Hill until further notice. Stop signs provide traffic control. Motorists are asked to please adhere to the stop signs in place and follow the rules of one-way alternating traffic. Heavy rains early Monday morning triggered movement at a historic landslide site. WSDOT has completed the design for a permanent repair, and has requested construction funding for the repair in the 2015-2017 biennium.
- At US 101 near milepost 79 near Cosi Hill, the left northbound lane is closed; one lane in each direction is open and the lanes have been shifted to the southbound lanes and shoulder.
- US 101 at milepost 75 has single lane alternating traffic controlled by flaggers.
|US 101 at milepost 72.6 will remain a single lane with reduced speeds|
and one-way alternating traffic controlled by a stop sign
at Rock Crusher Hill until further notice.
WSDOT will opened a temporary bypass around a damaged portion of State Route 4 at milepost 3.1, just west of Naselle, Friday, Jan. 9.The road will be open to two-way traffic with a reduced speed of 15 mph. The highway was damaged when a culvert failed during heavy rain, Monday, Jan. 5.
Permanent repairs to the highway and the culvert will take several months. Crews are hauling material in to construct a connection from SR 4 to a bypass road, which is an old highway that runs parallel to the damaged road. Paving work will need to be completed before it is open to two-way traffic with a reduced speed limit of 15 mph. The work is weather dependent.
|SR 4 wash out between US 101 and SR 401.|
More photos available on Flickr.
CLEARED - Both lanes of I-90 Snoqualmie Pass have reopened. Snoqualmie Pass received more than 8 inches of rain in the past 24 hours saturating the soil causing rock fall along the slopes east of I-90.
CLEARED - US 12 at milepost 1 is open to traffic in all directions outside of Aberdeen.
CLEARED - SR 109 in both directions.
Cleared: All lanes of US 101 (milepost 29 to 53.5) in South Bend are open.
CLEARED - US 101 at milepost 64 is now open after more than a foot of water prevented travel on the roadway early Monday.
CLEARED - SR 105 all lanes are now open. Earlier a slide had blocked both directions from Smith Creek Bridge (milepost 10) and Airport Road (milepost 4.5).
CLEARED - SR 203 is closed in both directions from Tolt Hill Road in Carnation to SR 202 in Fall City due to water over the roadway.
CLEARED - SR 202 is closed from SR 203 to Southeast Fish Hatchery Road northeast of Fall City due to water over the roadway.
CLEARED - SR 11/Chuckanut Dr. is closed between Avon Allen Rd and Field Rd due to water over the roadway.
CLEARED - SR 538 is closed in both directions in Mount Vernon between Horton Road (milepost 5) and SR 9 (milepost 3).
This entry was posted on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:34 AM and is filed under landslide, mudslide, rain, road closures. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response.