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US97 - N of Daroga State Park -Turn Lanes

September 2013
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A new turn lane is being built at the Barber Road intersection with US 97 at MP 221 in Douglas County.

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- Before - A new turn lane is being built at the Barber Road intersection with US 97.


Complete September 2013

Construction began June 3 and was complete in September, 2013.

An email subscription list has been set up for this project and other activities on this section of US 97 - US 97 Blewett to Chelan.

This I-2 Highway Capital Improvement - Collision Prevention Safety Project is installing a turning lane on US 97 at Barber Road in Douglas County.

Why is WSDOT upgrading this intersection?
This project is to reduce the frequency and severity of traffic conflicts and improve mobility.  Due to increased development that has increased traffic in the area served by Barber Road, a Northbound turn lane was added in addition to the existing southbound right turn pocket. The road was widened, new illumination and pavement markings installed, and slope flattening improved visibility.

The End Result
Traffic has a safe place to wait, outside the through lanes, improving mobility and reducing the potential for rear end and T-bone collisions.

Project Benefits
The new left turn Lane will seperate turning traffic from the mainline through traffic, decreasing conflicts. 

What is the project timeline?
Construction started June 3 and is expected to be complete in 25 working days.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 209700H
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $454
Total $454

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

This project was advertised for private contractor bids Nov. 5, 2012. Four bids were opened on Nov. 29. On Dec. 12, Contract #8392 was awarded to Selland Construction, Inc. for $277,055.00, 28% below the engineering estimate.


How can I get more information?
Bob Romine, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
2830 Euclid Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801-5916
Phone: (509) 667-2880 or toll free (888) 461-8816

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