Hull Creek Road closed Wednesday, Jan. 22 for culvert replacement


January 16, 2020

Hull Creek Road will be closed for up to 12 hours Wednesday, Jan. 22, for emergency repair of a culvert.

"The Honey Creek 4' culvert is a threat of immanent failure due to the bottom of the culvert deteriorating and allowing the creek water to erode around the outside of the culvert," county Public Works Director Chuck Beyer said in an email. "Wahkiakum County Road Department has secured an emergency Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife permit to replace the culvert with a larger 5' diameter culvert until a more fish passage friendly culvert may be installed."

The county board of commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution declaring a county-wide state of emergency for January in order to take action quickly to deal with weather related events.

County Engineer Paul Lacy said Tuesday that the road crew had notified Hull Creek Road residents of the closure. A contractor has been hired to assist the road crew with the culvert replacement.

"It's too big of a job for our crew to complete in 12 hours," Lacy said.


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