SR 285 - North Wenatchee Area Intersection Improvements

Project News

Fall 2018

The City of Wenatchee has begun the planning and design work and is seeking input from residents.  Public meetings later this fall will shape the priorities and plan for solutions to the mobility challenges for the North Wenatchee Avenue corridor.

Needs & benefits

Proposed solutions on North Wenatchee Avenue initially include modifying intersections to improve turn radii, providing U-Turns, eliminating sections of the Two Way Center Lane Left Turn Lane to construct raised medians.  Pedestrian and transit improvements, upgrades to lighting and signal systems, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) improvements are also suggested. The proposed solution on US 2 at Easy Street includes removing the existing signal and constructing a round-a-bout with pedestrian and bicycle facilities.  The public is being asked which features are important to them, are there others that should be added as well as appearance preferences.  The target is to complete the plan and design in 2019.

Why is WSDOT addressing safety and congestion through this corridor?
As population and traffic has increased, backups several times a day are commonplace and collisions have risen as drivers attempt unsafe maneuvers to get where they want to go.

The End Result
A smoother commute through a safer corridor.

Project Benefits
Limiting access and providing transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities as well as an additional lane at some locations will improve mobility, reducing congestion and driver frustration.


  • Design 2018 and through 2023 for all phases
  • Right of Way 2020 through 2025
  • Construction 2023 through 2027


Financial Data for PIN 228531B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $23,000
Total $23,000


Nicholas Manzaro
North Central Region
Planning Manager