Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Washington Department of Transportation will host an open house in White Salmon next week regarding upcoming closures on State Route 14 during rockfall work.
The closures will take place to accommodate rockfall projects along SR 14 between White Salmon (Milepost 63.6) and Dog Mountain (MP 53.8). When construction crews are working, the highway will be closed for what is described as "long durations."
In a $3.8 million project, the state is making safety improvements to the SR 14 corridor to reduce the risks of loose rocks, unstable soil, trees and other debris falling onto the roadway from the slopes above.
The open house is set for 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Feb. 18. It will be held at the White Salmon Community Library.
The open house will offer specific details about the locations of the projects, closure schedules, detour routes, and other information.
Citizens can drop in anytime during the three-hour open house.
The highway closures are scheduled to begin in March.
For the latest information on the project, visit the Web at: