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SR 14 preservation work has begun from Maryhill west


Years of heavy freight traffic and harsh weather have taken their toll on State Route 14 in the Columbia River Gorge. On Monday, July 23, crews kicked off a project that preserves more than 30 miles of deteriorating pavement between Maryhill and Wood Creek, giving the highway a much-needed facelift and providing drivers with a smoother ride, according to the Washington Department of Transportation.

Crews with the WDOT’s contractor, Columbia Asphalt & Gravel Inc., will do pavement repair to fix potholes and rutting and will lay a chip seal topcoat to preserve the road surface and extend the life of the highway. During construction, traffic will be reduced to a single lane and flaggers or...

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