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New Satus Creek Bridge Project on US 97 Nearing Completion

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TOPPENISH, Wash. - The Washington State Department of Transportation says crews are completing the final stages of construction on the new Satus Creek Bridge.

Crews plan to reopen both lanes on US 97, south of Toppenish, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The $13 million project replaced one of the last remaining wooden bridges in south central Washington with a wider concrete bridge. Crews also straightened the roadway in the vicinity of the bridge and repaved two miles of adjacent worn asphalt.

Over the next several weeks, drivers may see crews along the roadside cleaning up and packing out. In the fall, crews will replant vegetation and minor traffic impacts are expected.

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