DOT alerts holiday travelers to another route to Eastern Washington

July 1, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 11:30 a.m. July 1, 2010

For holiday travelers headed to Eastern Washington, the state Department of Transportation reminded drivers about the detour on state Route 410 — another link to the sunny side of the Evergreen State.

A landslide closed a four-mile stretch of the road in October, but the state opened a detour route 45 days later. The detour route includes a two-lane, 35-mph roadway.

State Route 410 connects King and Yakima counties through scenic Chinook Pass and Mount Rainier National Park. The state prohibits commercial vehicles from the road.

The transportation agency plans to start construction on a permanent route around the landslide next year, and complete the link in 2012. Learn more about the landslide here.

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