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Eastbound SR 18 to be closed July 26-29

Crews will close lanes on eastbound SR 18 between State Route 167 and the Green River Bridge to replace pavement on the C Street Southwest exit approach and the roadway spanning the Green River (Neely Bridge) in Auburn. - Courtesy/WSDOT
Crews will close lanes on eastbound SR 18 between State Route 167 and the Green River Bridge to replace pavement on the C Street Southwest exit approach and the roadway spanning the Green River (Neely Bridge) in Auburn.
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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close lanes on eastbound SR 18 between State Route 167 and the Green River Bridge to replace pavement on the C Street Southwest exit approach and the roadway spanning the Green River (Neely Bridge) in Auburn.

Both sections will be replaced during the weekend of July 26-29. Lanes will start closing at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26. WSDOT will reopen the lanes by 5 a.m. Monday, July 29.

All eastbound SR 18 lanes between SR 167 and C Street Southwest will be closed, and from Southeast Auburn-Black Diamond Road to just east of the Green River Bridge. The northbound and southbound SR 167 off-ramps to eastbound SR 18 also will be closed.

Eastbound SR 18 will remain open to local traffic only between Auburn Way South and Southeast Auburn-Black Diamond Road. All lanes of westbound SR 18 will remain open.

WSDOT crews will not provide drivers with a signed, turn-by-turn detour, however there are several ways to detour around the eastbound SR 18 lane closures. The City of Auburn provided WSDOT with two suggested alternate routes:

• From northbound and southbound SR 167:

Exit at South 277th Street and follow signs to SR 516.

Turn right onto SR 516 until you reach eastbound SR 18.

• From SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit:

Exit eastbound SR 18 and continue on SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road.

Turn left onto Kent Black-Diamond Road SE. The road becomes 152nd Avenue SE.

Turn right onto SR 516 until you reach eastbound SR 18.

For more information on the SR 18-SR 99 to Green River Bridge Paving, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr18/greenriverbridgerehab/.

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