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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Expect Delays on SR 503

Expect delays on SR 503 for summer paving work

WOODLAND – Daily and recreational drivers on State Route 503 should expect 20-minute delays the next two months while crews repair cracks and potholes on 20 miles of the scenic route between Yale and Woodland.

Contractor crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation hit the road on Monday, July 9 to install signs and prepare the highway for paving. Starting next week, crews will grind out damaged pavement, lay fresh asphalt and chip seal sections of the highway to preserve the road surface.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane and a pilot car will guide drivers through the work zone, which begins south of Yale at Ham Road, and ends near Rudy Ross Road just east of Woodland.

Granite Construction Inc. of Vancouver is constructing this $2.5 million preservation project, which is scheduled for completion in September 2012.

Stay informed of traffic impacts by visiting WSDOT’s travel alerts and construction update web pages.

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