Two construction projects coming to Grays Harbor this summer will bring $33.6 million in local investment.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is advising drivers that projects outside Montesano on SR 107 and outside Cosmopolis on SR 101 will start soon and will last through fall of 2020.
Monday, April 29, work will begin to rehabilitate the 58-year-old State Route 107 Chehalis River Bridge just south of Montesano. Crews will replace the timber on the south approach of the bridge, install modern safety rails, and paint the bridge’s steel structure.
Outside Cosmopolis, the road and hillside repair on a section of Cosi Hill will begin soon to respond to the large, slow-moving landslide under the highway. Construction is anticipated to begin in June.
“We know these are two projects the community is eager for us to address,” said WSDOT Project Engineer John Romero who is overseeing both construction contracts. “We are ready to get to work and appreciate the public’s patience – especially those traveling to and from Pacific Ocean beaches during the summer months.”
Starting Monday, the speed limit will be reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph through the work zone for the SR 107 Chehalis River Bridge rehabilitation. A reduced speed limit of 25 mph is already in place at Cosi Hill and the 25 mph limit will remain in place at both locations until work is completed.
In addition to the speed limit changes, drivers can expect: