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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Highway passing lane project delayed

Two new lanes planned for SR 26 near Colfax


COLFAX — Two new passing lanes on State Route 26, between Colfax and Dusty, have been delayed.

Originally set for construction this summer, the start date was pushed to next year due to delays related to the pandemic, according to Ryan Overton, public information officer for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

Construction is now scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022 with completion set for 2023.

The date for the project to go to bid was moved from March to Nov. 15.

In the spring of 2020 when pandemic restrictions hit, the move to teleworking limited WSDOT’s a...

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