Grays Harbor Traffic: Slope Repairs Begin on SR 8 at Wildcat Creek in McCleary

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation

Efforts to stabilize an embankment along State Route 8 begin this week after heavy rains triggered erosion at Wildcat Creek.

Eastbound travelers will see a lane closure beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, January 19 near McKnight Road. The lane closure will be in place through Tuesday, January 26, or until all work is complete. The speed limit is reduced to 45 miles per hour in the work zone.

“We’re using woody debris and large boulders to bolster the embankment,” said Project Engineer Karen Boone. “This is a temporary solution to protect the hillside from further erosion.”

Engineers continue to monitor the site and develop further recommendations. This location is downstream from a previous WSDOT fish passage project.

WSDOT roadwork in Grays Harbor County is available online and the WSDOT mobile app. Travelers are encouraged to sign up for email alerts.

 

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