Snowstorm-related repairs continue on state Route 18

March 6, 2012

By Staff

Crews closed state Route 18 lanes across Tiger Mountain for several hours March 3 to continue repairs from the January storms.

The state Department of Transportation closed westbound state Route 18 between Interstate 90 and the Tiger Mountain summit to rip out and replace damaged guardrail. Eastbound state Route 18 remained opened to motorists.

Crews needed to replace the guardrail and install support posts. State planners said a tractor-trailer damaged the guardrail during the January snowstorm.

The agency closed the westbound highway, because workers could not safely alternate traffic at the location due to the narrow roadway and the difficulty of tractor-trailers stopping on the steep grade.

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