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PA's Truck Route to close for a month

August 1st, 2008 - 5:40am

(Port Angeles) -- Get ready of a long closure of the Tumwater Truck Route in Port Angeles.

As part of the 8th Street Bridge replacement project, crews will close the truck route for a month starting on Monday.

Crews will be reconstructing the truck route roadway. When it's finished, the road will be one two-lane highway that will connect with the existing highway north and south of the bridge. Work will include demolition, extensive grading, drainage adjustments and paving.

During the closure, traffic will be rerouted to and from Marine Drive via Front, First and Lincoln Streets. Local traffic will still be able to access businesses located at the north end of SR117 off of Marine Drive, and also the south end of SR117 from US Highway 101 to Lauridsen Boulevard.

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