Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation

After hearing from the public on four design alternatives to remove and replace the aging US 12 Heron Street Bridge in Aberdeen, the Washington State Department of Transportation and local partners invite the public to view survey results and final recommendations moving forward.

WSDOT went to the community earlier this spring to collect input on a range of options for replacing the span over the Wishkah River and wants to share those results with the public. The response was overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the crossing in its existing alignment. The current structure, which first opened to the traveling public in 1949, has reached the end of its useful life and is considered a vital link for those traveling to coastal communities.

No funding sources for design or construction of a new bridge have been announced.

“We appreciate such a strong community turnout,” said WSDOT Regional Multimodal Planning Manager Dennis Engel. “Public engagement and feedback from our local stakeholders are critical components to the planning process before any design and construction can begin pending funding approval.”

A drop-in style open house will highlight the preferred alternative. No formal presentation will be given, however region planners will be on hand to explain the bridge alternatives, answer any questions and take feedback.

When:            4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 12
Where:           Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion, 1401 Sargent Blvd., Aberdeen
Parking:         Parking is available on site at the pavilion. Local transit routes 10N and 40 have stops nearby.

Featured photo credit: John llyod

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