Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Detour takes toll on Hatton


December 6, 2018

The December shutdown of Highway 26 has taken a big toll on Hatton. The small Adams County town is located southwest of the Highway 26 bridge across the Burlington Northern Santa Fee tracks. Work on the bridge deck started Oct. 15 and Highway 26 was blocked off.

The Hatton and Cunningham roads intersect Highway 26 on the west side of the bridge.

During the construction job, the state posted a Highway 26 detour which takes westbound motorists south to Connell on Highway 395, west on Highway 260 and north on Highway 17 to get back on 26 east of Othello.

Local drivers familiar with the Adam...

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