ILWACO – With warm temperatures and fairly dependable forecasts, the month of August provides ideal conditions for anyone planning a day at the beach… or a paving project on coastal roads.
Travelers heading to the Long Beach Peninsula might want to pack a little patience next to the sand shovels and kites this month. Starting Monday, Aug. 6, contractor crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation will start work on a short-term paving project that resurfaces State Route 100 through Ilwaco and Cape Disappointment State Park.
Throughout August, drivers can expect delays up to 20 minutes while crews flag single-lane traffic through the work zone. If the weather cooperates, paving and chip-seal work should wrap up by the end of the month.
Intermittent lane closures and short delays will continue into September while crews upgrade guardrail through Cape Disappointment State Park. The project is scheduled to be fully complete by the end of September.
The $1.2 million project preserves the highway by repairing aging pavement and applying a protective chip-seal coating on the four-mile loop through Cape Disappointment State Park, and upgrades sidewalk ramps along Spruce Street East in Ilwaco to meet current American with Disabilities Act standards.
WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state’s transportation systems. To learn more about what we’re doing, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic or by dialing 511.