Four Miles of Highway Work Awarded Mossyrock to Ajlune

Tuesday at Olympia the state highway department awarded the contract to clear, grade, drain and surface four miles of the National Park highway from west of the town of mossyrock to Ajlune to C. J. Erickson of Seattle. His bid was $38,131, with concrete pipe; $37,551 for corrugated pipe. The job includes 16 acres of clearing, 46,000 cubic yards of excavation, 16,190 cubic yards of crushed stone and 1743 feet of pipe and other itmes. Other low bidders on the job were Powell & Gilo, Portland, $38,495 and $37,954; Berke Bros., Portland, $40,081 and $39,550. The western end of the job will begin about half a mile west of Mossyrock, where two very dangerous right angled turns in the highway will be eliminated. Easterly from Mossyrock a number of other sharp turns in the road will also be avoided by the new survey for a permanent location.

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, 11 Dec 1931, front page. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater, WA 98512

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester