Section of Highway 97 to close during drainage work

WSDOT NEWS RELEASE -- Crews will close US 97 just north of Ellensburg from 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, to 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

US 97 will be closed from the north at the junction of State Route 10 and US 97 and from the south at the SR 970 and US 97 junction.

A detour is available around Interstate 90. Local traffic will be allowed through the area.

Crews are installing a drainage structure at Dry Creek.

This two-season project is scheduled for completion spring 2014.