US 2 - Stevens Pass East - Paving - Complete October 2014

Overview
Work began July 14 and was complete in October.

This P-1, Roadway Preservation project replaced 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 was milled out and repaved with hot mix asphalt.  The parking area for Bygone Byways was fog-sealed.

 

Why is WSDOT replacing the asphalt on US 2?

The highway pavement showed signs of distress. Cracks and potholes were 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
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