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WSDOT work to begin on U.S. Highway 101

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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Work began Monday on a Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) project to stabilize' a hillside next to U.S. Highway 101 at Purdy Canyon.

During the project, U.S. Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane during the day. The highway will be closed to all traffic at night between East Brockdale Road and Skokomish Valley Road from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. through November.

During the day, that area of the highway will be reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic controlled by a traffic signal.

During closures, drivers will be detoured through state Route 106 and Brockdale, McReavy and Dalby roads, adding 10 1/2 miles to the trip.

According to the WSDOT, crews began of removing about 7, 600 dump truck loads of dirt and other material from the hillside.

Crews are working to decrease the slope of the hillside to reduce the risk of, landslides that could block or damage the highway. The project is expected to cost $3.5 million.

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Original Publication Date: August 22, 2013

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