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Highway 500 eastbound to be closed over weekend

Paving on state Highway 500 is scheduled to continue this weekend when eastbound lanes are closed to all traffic.

Highway 500 eastbound, from Interstate 5 to Northeast Thurston Way, is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday and open no later than 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers should plan to use alternate routes during the full weekend closure. Construction is weather dependent, and rain could cause the work to be postponed.

Despite some rain last weekend, crews were able to complete paving on the highway’s westbound lanes.

Highway 500 is used by nearly 60,000 vehicles a day. The state route was last paved in 2002. Heavy use and freeze/thaw cycles have contributed to pavement deterioration.


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