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Twenty-Five Mile Creek Culvert Rehabilitation project begins this week

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(Image courtesy of Chelan County Public Works)

CHELAN — Motorists traveling along the northern portion of South Lakeshore Road may encounter flagger-controlled traffic at times while crews work to restore the floor of a culvert at Twenty-Five Mile Creek.

The Twenty-Five Mile Creek Culvert Rehabilitation project that started this week will preserve the culvert there and maintain access for landowners north of the structure. The existing double concrete box culvert overall is in good condition; however, the bottom slab has eroded nearly completely through from high stream velocities and abrasive sand and sediments traveling through the box culvert.

(Image courtesy of Chelan County Public Works)

This week KRCI crews completed fish diversion work in the stream and are removing the eroded portion of one side of the culvert. As the new floor of the culvert is poured, traffic on South Lakeshore Road at the work site will be at one lane, with flaggers directing traffic. Motorists should expect minor delays.

(By Jill FitzSimmons, Chelan County Public Works)

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