WSDOT: Umatilla bridge will most likely open next week

Life is about to get easier for commuters between eastern Washington and Oregon. 

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, the Umatilla bridge will most likely open next week but will definitely be open by the Fourth of July.

The project started in the summer of 2017 to replace the decades-old eastbound bridge deck. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction and the speed limit has been posted at 40 miles per hour.

Once the bridge reopens, WSDOT says it will ease mobility and reduce closures due to pothole repair. 

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