Chuck of Missing Road Causes Slowdown on Vantage Bridge
If you are hitting the road this weekend and headed towards the Vantage Bridge, be aware that a big chunk out of the bridge has caused the closure of the right eastbound lane. Road crews are preparing to repair the bridge this weekend.
The Washington Department Of Transportation posted on their Facebook page showing the damage and destruction and warning drivers about the slowdown. The DOT posted this message concerning the bridge:
Heads up if the I-90 Vantage Bridge is in your travel plans this weekend. A hole measuring 3x5 in the right eastbound lane of the bridge deck emerged Friday morning. Our crews are repairing it but the right lane will remain closed with an estimated reopening of Sunday morning as we need the concrete to cure. This is in the area where a project currently going on is repairing the pavement, and this specific spot was scheduled to be repaved later this summer. We are expecting significant traffic delays so if possible please avoid the area or travel later at night or early in the day, and please slow down and stay alert for road crews working on the fix.
The DOT also posted pictures of the damaged area and you can tell it's a pretty sizeable chunk out of the roadway.
If you are headed that way, make sure you take extra time for the slowdown and delay. You can check out more details on the Vantage Bridge construction here.