Monday, January 5, 2015

Weather related highway closures

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.

Pacific County
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 - US 101 at milepost 89 is now open after three slides blocked the roadway early Monday. Both lanes are now open.

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).

26 comments:

Called to be Free said...

How long is the lane restriction on us 12 east from Aberdeen?

WSDOT said...

Depending on progress, crews hope to reopen all lanes on US 12 at milepost 1 near Aberdeen today. It is unclear what time that may happen. If there are unforeseen circumstances, the full reopening could be rescheduled. After the roadway is fully reopened, expect to see crews in that area over the next few weeks. They will need to make additional repairs to the jersey barrier, guardrail and shoulders.

Joe said...

If it says cleared does that mean that the road is no longer closed?

WSDOT said...

@Joe, yes. If a closure message has CLEARED in front of it, the obstruction has been removed and the roadway is open.

marslaura said...

Does this mean access from Elma to Aberdeen is going to be possible at some point today presumably?

Dave Hagen said...

Any idea when HWY 101 at mm89-92 will open?

Thank You
Dave

WSDOT said...

Yes, drivers currently have access on US 12. The highway is open to one lane in each direction.

WSDOT said...

We are hoping to reopen US 101 at both mileposts as soon as possible. We’ll keep you posted. Until then, both areas of US 101 remain closed. There is a lot of debris that needs to be removed. We do understand how this is a critical link for the Twin Harbors and Olympic Peninsula. We are working as quickly and safely as possible to get the highway reopened.

Anonymous said...

109 up the coast from Hogan's Corner to Pacific Beach? You seem to have forgotten this is a state highway.

Anonymous said...

What happened with 109 North of Ocean Shores?

Sue Roberts said...

Is north 101 from Hoquiam open, if so can you get to Ocean Beach RD?

Anonymous said...

have to go from Aberdeen to Long Beach 1/7 using 101, is the road open on that route?

Debbie said...

on hwy 101 is it clear from Aberdeen to Long Beach?

WSDOT said...

Yes, 101 is clear from Aberdeen to Long Beach. You'll find single lane traffic through South Bend but you can get there via 101.

juls said...

can you get from aberdeen to ocean shores?? are there detours around the closed part of us 101?

marktobin said...

Still looking for clarity about the viability of hwy 109 between Hogan's Corner and Pacific Beach - is it open?

Shelia Rickers said...

Is Johnson creek where the road is gone on HWY 4 & 101

Anonymous said...

You guys and gals are awesome !! Thank you for all your hard work.

WSDOT said...

@Shelia Rickers, the area where the culvert collapsed on SR 4 is called Pete's Creek.

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Anonymous said...

Can you drive from Aberdeen to Taholah?

Sara Archer said...

Can you get to forks from aberdeen on hwy 101?

Anonymous said...

what is the way around the hwy 4 closure? We are heading west towards Long Beach. Do we have to go down hwy thrity on Oregon?

Bart Treece said...

We are working on a temporary bypass around the SR 4 closure, and we should have it open by Saturday morning. Otherwise, you can take SR 401 to US 101.

Lindsay said...

I was wondering if you had any information about 203 being closed. My husband is trying to get from E-90 (coming from Naches) to Monroe...is 203 closed anywhere? Thank you!

WSDOT said...

We have State Route 203 closed in King County:
SR 203: Closed due to water over the road from milepost 0 to milepost 4 near Fall City.

Please keep updated by checking the current weather-related closures blog.