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Safety Improvements Beginning This Week on Several Kittitas County Roads

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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 these roads.

More information on these projects can be obtained by calling the Public Works Department at 509-962-7523 or clicking here.