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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...

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