Pavement on Highway 20 ‘bleeding through’ due to extreme heat, says WSDOT

Highway 20 Bleeding From Heat
WSDOT

FERRY CO., Wash. — This week’s heatwave has caused the pavement on Highway 20 to start bleeding through near Sherman Pass, according to officials.

The excessive heat is wreaking havoc on area roads, causing them to split, buckle and break. On Wednesday, Washington State Department of Transportation said Highway 20 is bleeding, which is caused by asphalt binder that rises to the surface and fills gaps in extreme heat.

A small piece of the pavement has also pulled up as a result of the heat.

WSDOT says crews are monitoring the area.

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