Work continues on the rock slope scaling project near Knapps Hill Tunnel on Highway 97A.

Washington State Department of Transportation Engineering Manager Dan Lewis says one contractor is already working on the slopes, but they've had to have a second, emergency contract that will follow.

"We actually had to order some custom netting and some steel posts for that second, emergency contract. That material we're hoping will be coming in around the middle of June. We appreciate your patience and as those of you who drive this stretch of highway, you know that this is a serious issue with these rocks sliding down into the road."

Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeremy Weber says people who drive around the road closure signs can ruin their car and are open to a criminal process.

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