This preservation project paved 8.5 miles of the highway from Leavenworth to Cashmere. Construction began April 9th and was complete August 9th, 2007.
This project provides a smoother driving surface. It also included a new right turn lane for westbound traffic at Deadman Hill/Saunders Rd. New signs, delineators, recessed pavement markers and striping improved safety, as well.
| Economic Incentive
The repaving project prevents further deterioration to the existing roadway at the least possible "life cycle" cost.
Partnerships & Cooperation
This project included the US 2/97 Dryden Signal "Nickel" project, producing significant cost savings.
The project was advertised for private contractor bids in October, bids were opened on November 16th, 2006 and a contract for $3,319,470.45 (15% under the engineering estimate) was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt, inc.
This project was funded through the following sources:
Pre-existing gas tax - $4.7 million
Total funding from all sources - $4.7 million
Project Engineer Eric Pierson
WSDOT North Central Region
P.O. Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone: (509) 667-2870 or
Toll free (888) 461-8816
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