Tag Archives: White Salmon

Paving to close SR14 west of bridge on Monday

12 Sep

What’s new this week from Washington Department of Transportation for its SR 14 projects? Here’s they’re preview:

“Crews will CLOSE SR 14 near White Salmon on Monday, September 13, for paving work. The local detour through White Salmon and Bingen will be in place. This is the last scheduled full closure of SR 14 near White Salmon.

Traffic impacts for September 11-17:

Dog Mountain (milepost 54)

  • Saturday, September 11 – Sunday, September 12: No scheduled traffic impacts.
  • Monday, September 13 – Wednesday, September 15: Daytime traffic reduced to a single lane, alternating directions with flaggers and 20-minute delays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 16 – Friday, September 17: No scheduled traffic impacts.

White Salmon (milepost 64)

Monday, September 13: Daytime FULL closure of SR 14 for paving work. Local detour in place. Work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Find this information on the Web by visiting our SR 14 Rockfall project traffic impact schedule.

Advertisements

If you want to travel SR 14 this weekend, go ahead …

3 Jul

Latest report on construction delays from WASDOT:

WSDOT keeps you up-to-date every Friday with upcoming traffic impacts for the SR 14 Rockfall Mitigation project.

No closures are scheduled for SR 14 near Dog Mountain (milepost 54) or White Salmon (milepost 64) over the Fourth of July weekend. Construction work and single-lane closures near Dog Mountain resume at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 6.

Traffic impacts for the week of July 3-9

Dog Mountain (milepost 54)

o    Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 9: Daytime traffic reduced to a single lane, alternating directions with flaggers from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

White Salmon (milepost 64)

o    No scheduled traffic impacts.

Find this information on the Web by visiting our SR 14 Rockfall Mitigation project traffic impact schedule.

Plan your travels for SR 14 next week

8 May

WASDOT crews install bolts in cliff along SR 14 near White Salmon to stabilize slope

Here’s the latest from Washington Dept. of Transport, regarding work on SR 14 that may affect your travels.

Traffic impacts for the week of May 8-14, 2010

Dog Mountain (milepost 54)

o   May 10-14, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.: Full CLOSURE of SR 14 for controlled blasting operations.

o   May 10-14, 6 a.m.-12 p.m.: Full CLOSURE of the Dog Mountain Trail and parking lot for safety precautions during controlled blasting operations.

o   May 10-14, 6:30 a.m.-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: When crews are not blasting, SR 14 will be reduced to a single lane, alternating directions with flaggers for rock removal and excavation work. Expect 20-minute delays.

o   May 8-14: During non-working hours, SR 14 will be reduced to a single lane, alternating directions with temporary traffic signal. Expect five-minute delays.

White Salmon (milepost 64)

o   May 10-14, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.: SR 14 will be reduced to a single lane, alternating directions with flaggers for slope stabilization work. Drivers should expect 20-minute delays.

Find this information on the Web . See more photos of project work on Flickr.

SR 14 project makes good progress, opens to limited through traffic

16 Apr

This from Washington Department of Transportation, today:

“Crews completed scaling work earlier than expected on SR 14 at White Salmon (milepost 64) and have OPENED the roadway to single lane traffic, alternating directions with 20 minute delays. Crews anticipate having the roadway open to two-lane traffic by 4 p.m. today and will have the roadway open to two-lane traffic through the weekend.

“Please visit the SR 14 Rockfall Mitigation project Web page for project information, SR 14 closure schedules and more. “

One name links multiple riverfront hotel projects: Stevenson

12 Aug

North Pacific Management Inc. is apparently in line to run the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. Interesting. That would put two riverfront hotel properties in Hood River under managment by the same family.

Who? Well, the Stevensons, from across the river. North Pacific is just one arm of the family reach. The same Stevensons own SDS Lumber. The same SDS that owns 70,000 acres of timberland on both sides of the river. The same Stevensons who are exploring the placement of wind turbines along the ridge west of the White Salmon River.

Hmm, wonder if guests could see the towers from the rooms of the Gorge Hotel?

From the web site of the Oregon Lodging Association, we learn that its current president, Chuck Hinman, is ” General Manager of Columbia Room, Inc. and DM Stevenson Ranch who are the owners and operators of the Best Western Hood River Inn, the Marketplace Building, Marina Chevron, Hood River Shell and Marina Mart.Columbia Room Inc.”

Tom Stevenson is currently Development Manager at DM Stevenson Ranch and formerly Production Manager at SDS Lumber Co. You go to his LinkedIn page, and click on “my company,” and you learn that he is owner of the Best Western Hood River Inn.

Do a little more Googling and you learn that he has also been actively leading efforts to develop condos on the site of the former Meredith Motel in Hood River, astride the easement for the historic Columbia River Highway trail. Whenever he flies to Bend, he can land at his own private airport.

Here’s some more interesting reading. Campaign contributions by people named Stevenson (and others, to be fair) in White Salmon, Wash.

Now, I’m not saying there’s a single thing wrong with any of this. It’s just fascinating, the way the web weaves around and around. Lodging. Columbia River. Money.

Oh, I did mention that Broughtan Landing thing, didn’t I? If you got it, spend it. Why didn’t the local paper report any of this? Must be too boring.