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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Brandon Hicks, P.E., Thurston County Public Works, 360-628-0050 or hicksb@co.thurston.wa.us

Slide Repair Project to Start on McDuff Rd North of Tenino
Motorists who use McDuff Rd SE between Tenino and Tilley Rd S may be impacted

OLYMPIA / TENINO - Motorists who use McDuff Rd in Thurston County may be affected by a road project. A slide repair project on McDuff Rd SE approximately 1 mile north of Tenino will begin October 10th. Thurston County Commissioners have approved a contract with Quigg Bros., Inc. of Aberdeen, WA at their bid price of $407,675.00.

The landslide occurred in late November 2015 and resulted in approximately 100 feet of roadway shoulder cracking and slumping. The purpose of this project is to repair the damaged areas of the shoulder and roadway fills, and reduce the potential for future sliding.

Major work includes reinforcing approximately 130 feet of road shoulder with 45 feet long piling and reconstructing approximately 200 feet of the southbound lane along with installation of new guardrail and other associated work. Other Thurston County projects in the area include the Tilley Rd Curve Culvert Replacement project and the Old Hwy 99 Landslide Repair project just north of Tenino. Senior Civil Engineer Steve Johnson says, "Timing could not be changed due to the emergency nature of the landslide repair projects coupled with environmental considerations on the Tilley Rd project. We understand the impact this has on travel in the area and that is why we are ensuring at least one lane of travel is open at all times for all three projects."

For this slide repair project, there will be at least one lane of traffic open at all times. Traffic will alternate by use of a temporary signal. A temporary signal has been in place at this location for a few months already. Typical delays are anticipated to be five minutes or less, but may exceed that time on rare occasions. Drivers may want to avoid the area by using other routes. The project is scheduled to start October 10th and should be complete by mid to late-November.

For more information about this slide repair project, you can visit the Project Web Site.

For updates on the location, type of work, and suggested alternate routes, follow Thurston County Public Works on Twitter: @Thurston_PW



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3