SR 26 Adams County bridge repairs, detour begin Oct. 15
Last updated 10/4/2018 at Noon
October into November, when Washington State University students and fans travel for football games, and traffic volumes can double, is not an ideal time to close a 17.5-mile section of State Route 26 and reroute drivers on a 32-mile detour.
This fall, however, there is no choice as a bridge deck needs to be replaced before winter.
In January, an 8-foot by 4-foot hole went all the way through the bridge deck, prompting yet another inspection.
That hole was patched, one of numerous short-term patches since the deck was scheduled for repair. Those patches are vulnerable to the freeze and...