Construction began June 22 and was complete July 23, 2009. This project created a new, safe connection from the Apple Capital Loop Trail (ACLT) at the east end of the US 2/97 Odabashian bridge to the local road system north of the bridge in Douglas County. A related project on the west end of the bridge- US 2 - Wenatchee - Pedestrian and Bike Trail Connection- was completed in 2008. Together, these projects make significant improvements to the safety and accessibility of the trail system.
Separating bicyclists and pedestrians from vehicles with the addition of a new facility under US 2/97 at the east end of the Odabashian Bridge providing access to trails, paths and roads to the north.
| Protects Environment
Provides a traffic separated connection between the local street system north of US 2 and the Apple Capital Loop Trail, encouraging non-motorized commuting.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT sought input from Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Douglas County, Chelan County PUD and the Complete the Loop Coalition when designing the path and parking lot.
This project was advertised for private contractor bids on January 20th, 2009. Seven qualified bids were opened February 12th. On February 17th, contract #7668 was awarded to Granite Northwest Inc. - dba Basin Asphalt for $184,184.00 - 26% under the engineering estimate.
This project is funded through the following sources:
· Pre-Existing Gas Tax - $419,000
· Total funding from all sources - $419,000
Kevin Waligorski, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
P.O. Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone: (509) 667-2860 or toll free (888) 461-8816
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