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US 2 - Stevens Pass East - Paving

Adv for bid 3-31-14
Thumbnail map - The four lane section from the summit, east 7 miles is being paved this summer. View entire map  The four lane section from the summit, east 7 miles is being paved this summer (MP 64.5-71.5)

thumbnail photo - Before-centerline damage at the summit View entire photo Before-centerline damage at the summit

thumbnail photo - Before - Westbound lane damage at the summit
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Before - Westbound lane damage at the summit.

thumbnail photo - Before - Eastbound lane damage near Mill Creek, east of  the summit
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Before - Eastbound lane damage near Mill Creek, east of  the summit.

Status

Summer 2014

Work began July 14 and should be complete by October.

Check the North Central Region’s weekly Construction Update and Travel Advisory for work progress and any traffic impacts.

 

This P-1, Roadway Preservation project replaces the asphalt driving lanes on US 2 from the summit of Stevens Pass east for 7 miles, MP 64.63 to 71.46.  The entire width of the roadway will be milled out and repaved with hot mix asphalt.  The parking area for Bygone Byways will be fog-sealed. 

Why is WSDOT replacing the asphalt on US 2?

The highway pavement is showing signs of distress. Cracks and potholes are forming across the roadway.
The prior paving project in 2003 milled and paved only the driving lanes. This paving cycle includes the shoulders as well.
The structure of a roadway includes the subgrade, the surfacing (gravel) layers and the pavement layers. Periodically replacing the top layer of asphalt pavement prevents intrusion of water into the underlying layers and ultimate degradation of the entire pavement structure. A hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay also restores a smooth driving surface.

The End Result
Preservation of the highway. 

Project Benefits
A smoother driving surface
Reduced maintenance costs
Preservation of the roadbed

What is the project timeline?
Construction is scheduled for 42 working days (approximately 2 1/2 months) beginning July 14 and ending by October.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 200202J
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $5,321
Total $5,321

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

On March 31, 2014, this project was advertised for private contractor bids. On May 1, two qualified bids were opened and on May 7, contract #8605 was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt, Inc. for $4,045,000.00, 10% over the engineering estimate.

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Kevin Waligorski, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
2830 Euclid Avenue Building A
Wenatchee, WA 98801-5916
(509) 667-2860 toll free (888) 461-8816
email: kevin.waligorski@wsdot.wa.gov

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