There was no access provided from the Apple Capitol Loop Trail (ACLT) and the Olds Station Industrial Area or US 97A. Bicycle commuters needed access to the Olds Station port facilities and recreational users needed access to US 97A to ride north to Rocky Reach Dam and Lake Chelan. Users had to leave the trail, carry their bikes and cross four-50 MPH traffic lanes and 2 concrete barriers on US 2/97, or cross railroad tracks and hike to US 97A to get to their destination.
This project constructed a new bridge adjacent to the railroad bridge on US 2/97 and extended the ACLT west across it and around the northbound off ramp to connect with US 97A/Euclid Avenue across from the Washington State Apple Commission Visitor Center. This provides a direct designated connection for bicyclists and pedestrians from the ACLT to the Port of Chelan County's Olds Station Industrial Park, the adjacent commercial district and shopping center and US 97A. Construction was complete on Dec. 11, 2008.
Reduces conflicts between bicyclists and pedestrians with motor vehicles and trains.
Provides a direct trail connection for Rocky Reach Dam or Lake Chelan-bound recreational users to US 97A.
| Protects Environment
Provides a direct connection for human powered commuting to the North Wenatchee commercial and industrial areas.
Partnerships & Cooperation
The project office worked with the Chelan County Public Utility District, local bicycle advocacy groups and the Port of Chelan County as the project was designed.
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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