The Chehalis-Centralia Airport Levee in Lewis County, Washington, will be repaired beginning October 10, 2016. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will restore a section of the levee, which includes a damaged 36-inch-diameter reinforced concrete pipe located on the north side of the airport.
Damage to the levee occurred during two high water events in mid-November and mid-December 2015. This project repair will cost approximately $325,000 Construction is expected to be complete by November 2016.
Some construction-related traffic disruptions may be present in the area and motorists may see signs in the area as trucks enter and leave the site. The levee is not open to the public.
The 9,750 foot Chehalis-Centralia Airport Levee is located along the west and north boundaries of the Chehalis-Centralia Airport. The levee bounds the river only during periodic high-water events.
Once repaired, the levee will provide protection up to the 50-year return period for the Chehalis-Centralia Airport, and commercial structures and single-family residences.
Release no. 16-036