Delay sparks worry about finish to US Highway 12 project

Highway 12

The start of Phase 7 of U.S. Highway 12 construction was so close.

Work that will widen the 11-mile stretch of the highway between the Frenchtown Vicinity and Nine Mile Hill had already been advertised to contractors when it was put on a delayed status after Initiative 976 was approved by voters.

Because the advertisement had already been in motion, partners in the U.S. Highway 12 Coalition hope they can garner support from the Legislature to get the project removed from the list and proceed as planned for March construction.

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By Vicki Hillhouse
Published by Walla Walla Union Bulletin
- As of Sunday, January 26,2020