SR 203 Bridge

Motorists using State Route 203 south of Duvall no longer have to make a long inconvenient detour to get to Carnation. 

DUVALL — Commuters are once again able to use State Route 203 south of Duvall. On Aug. 30 crews with Washington State Department of Transportation had pretty much wrapped up the project to remove the old culvert on Loutsis Creek, erect a first-of-its-kind arched bridge on the West Coast, and reconstruct and pave the overlay on the roadway.

“The closure of the project went well,” Shawn Wendt, project engineer said. “We appreciate the public’s help and understanding during the process.”

The $8.2 million project got underway on July 27 and closed traffic for a month in both directions. People needing to travel to Carnation from Duvall were redirected to a detour route via Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road, West Snoqualmie Valley Road Northeast and Northeast 124th Street.

The water is expected to return to the Loutis Creek bed on the weekend of Sept. 11.

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