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Contractor to chip seal SR 4, SR 401


Travelers who use State Route 4, SR 401 and US 101 to go between Longview and the Astoria/Megler Bridge will need to plan ahead for delays as work to resurface several sections of the roadway gets underway.

Beginning Tuesday of this week, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor, Granite Construction Company, will start work to chip seal (resurface) several sections of the highway in Pacific and Wahkiakum counties--a 14-mile stretch of SR 4 between Kandoll Road west of Rosburg and the SR 401 intersection in Naselle, and a 12-mile stretch of roadway along SR 401 between Naselle and the US 101 intersection at the bridge.

Once resurfacing work is complete, crews will apply new lane striping throughout both stretches of roadway. Rumble strips will be added along SR 401 within the center of the highway and along the shoulders.

“Keeping our state highways in a state of good repair is important for all road users” said WSDOT Project Engineer Joanna Lowrey in a WSDOT Monday news release. “Routine preservation, like this chip seal project, is one of the most cost effective ways to make taxpayer dollars go further.”

This work extends the useful life of the roadway, improves driver’s safety and reduces costly emergency repairs and closures, the release said.

Project details:

Travelers should expect daytime, single lane closures with flaggers and with delays of up to 20 minutes.

Travelers should pay attention and slow down through work zones.

People who live within the work zone may encounter delays getting in and out of their driveways. This $2.5 million dollar project is scheduled for completion later this summer.

Travelers can get up to date construction information by visiting WSDOT’s travel alerts page, or by following WSDOT’s regional Twitter account.

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