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I-90 - West of George - Paving

Complete May 30, 2014
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This project replaced the asphalt driving lanes on I-90 from the Vantage Bridge (MP 137.67) to the Beverly-Burke Overpass (MP 148.45)

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View entire photo - Before -Shoulder cracking on I-90.

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- Before - A pothole forming at the end of this crack.


Complete May 2014

Construction started Mar. 21 and was complete May 30. 

This P-1, Roadway Preservation project replaced the asphalt driving lanes on I-90 for 11 miles from the Vantage Bridge to a mile west of George.  The asphalt was also replaced for the Silica Road Interchange (Exit 143), the Wanapum Scenic View Area (Exit 139 Eastbound), and Echo Scenic View Area (Exit 139 Westbound).  Four miles of badly deteriorated asphalt shoulders were replaced just west of George.  This project included fog sealing of the driving lanes for the SR 26 interchange (Exit 137) at the east end of the Vantage Bridge.

Why is WSDOT replace the asphalt on I-90?
The eastbound left lane and both westbound lanes showed signs of distress.  Cracks and potholes were forming in the driving lanes and some of the shoulders.  We ground off the top layer of asphalt and repaved it.

The End Result
Repaving preserves the underlying asphalt layers and helps prevent more serious damage to the roadway.

Project Benefits

  • A Smoother driving surface 
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Preservation of the Roadbed


What is the project timeline?
Construction began Mar. 21 and ended May 30, 2014.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 200000G, 209000I
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $4,714
CWA $0
Total $4,714

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

The project was advertised for private contractor bids
Dec. 9, 2013. Three qualified bids were opened Jan. 16. On Jan. 21 Contract #8568 was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt Inc. for $2,872,536.80, 13% under the engineering estimate 


How can I get more information?
Kevin Waligorski, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
2830 Euclid Avenue Building A
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 667-2860

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