The Washington State Department of Transportation reopened State Route 109 North of Hoquiam yesterday, almost a week after a slide at milepost 2 closed the road requiring a long detour route for some. WSDOT said in a Wednesday press release, there is good news for travelers who use State Route 109 in Hoquiam. At 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews reopened the highway at milepost 2 to all travelers.
State and city crews closed the highway on Wednesday, Jan. 22 after more debris broke loose from the rain-saturated hillside.
Over the past week, crews removed debris from the top of the hill, and placed roadway barrier along the shoulder. The barrier is intended help prevent additional debris from entering the roadway.
WSDOT would like to thank travelers for their continued patience while crews worked to stabilize the hillside.
Advance notification of maintenance, construction, and other work on state highways is available at WSDOT’s construction and travel updates web page.