Highway to close for Tucannon River Bridge deck repair

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State Route 261 will be closed to through traffic from Washtucna to Delaney starting Saturday morning and running through Oct. 12 as the Washington State Department of Transportation and its contractor work to repair the SR 261 Tucannon River Bridge, according to a news release.

The full closure of the bridge five miles south of Lyons Ferry Park is required to repair the bridge deck in a timely fashion, the release said.

Local traffic will be able to access the road up to the bridge but will not be able to cross during construction, 24 hours a day.

Electronic message boards display closure locations, and there is a signed detour along roads in the area.

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