COUNTY) – This weekend's closure of the westbound US Highway
2 trestle has been postponed due to rain so the next planned closure
is scheduled for July 14-15.
project removes damaged asphalt and repaves both directions of US 2
to keep it in a state of good repair for commuters and commerce,
acording to the statetransportaiton department (WSDOT).
during weekend closures a thorough inspection of the westbound Hewitt
Avenue trestle will be done and repairs made as needed.
a weekend of no rain is needed
waterproof material crews need to put down to prevent rainwater from
seeping into the concrete bridge deck and corroding the rebar has to
be applied when there is NO rain or moisture AT ALL on the bridge
one of the reasons, the primer used to attach the waterproof coating
to the bridge deck won’t stick if there is moisture on the
deck. Another is that applying the material when there’s a
hint of moisture, then putting hot asphalt on top of the waterproof
coating creates steam and that steam can expand and create bubbles or
separations between the bridge deck and asphalt which in turncreates
a less-than-smooth ride.
are 7 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday on the following weekends:
the first four closures (denoted with “*”) reverses
traffic on 20th Street Southeast to westbound only. The westbound
on-ramps to US 2 from SR 204 and 20th Street Southeast will
two weekend closures
will officially detour via state routes 9, 96 and 528.