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US 97 delays starting Aug. 8


Drivers on US 97 nine miles north of Goldendale will encounter a week of single-lane traffic starting Wednesday, Aug. 8, while crews construct a temporary bypass bridge over Butler Creek.

Drivers can expect congestion and delays of up to 20 minutes during bridge construction. Crews will work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on:

• Wednesday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Aug. 11

• Monday, Aug. 13 through Wednesday, Aug. 15

Narrowing US 97 to a single lane allows contractor crews with Rotschy Inc. to place concrete deck slabs, pave, and stripe a bypass road alongside US 97, and install signs and barrier.

The two-lane bypass bridge is expected to be complete by Thursday, Aug. 16. Once it’s ready for t...

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