ELLENSBURG, WA – Kittitas County is improving the safety on
several roads starting this week.
Starting October 16th, two bridges on Old Highway Ten will be
repaired and the guardrail will be updated and replaced on Thorp Prairie Road and
Prater Road. Reflectors will also be installed on Brick Mill Road while intersections
will be improved at the Brown Road/Umptanum Road intersection and Alford
Road/Wilson Creek Road intersections. These improvements are expected to be
completed by mid-December, 2013.
The construction will be done by Belsaas & Smith. The county awarded Belsaas & Smith a contract for $618,324. This project is funded by Washington State Department
of Transportation's Rural Road Safety Program.
Travelers may experience travel delays due to construction activities on
Thorp Prairie Road, Prater Road, Brick Mill Road, Old Highway Ten, the Brown
Road/Umptanum Road intersection, and the Alford Road/Wilson Creek Road
intersection from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Additionally, Old Highway Ten will be
closed starting October 29, 2013, while work is being performed on the bridges.
Vehicles will be detoured to Dry Creek Road for six to eight weeks. Please use
caution around construction equipment, and exercise patience when traveling
More information on these projects can be obtained by calling the Public
Works Department at 509-962-7523 or clicking here.