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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for July 6-17, 2015

Updated: Thursday July, 2.
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)  

  • Rock Blasting on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass will close the freeway for an hour at time most weeknights.
  • At the I-90 Vantage Bridge, one eastbound lane is closed all summer for the repainting project - consider an alternate route or travel time.
  • HOLIDAY TRAVEL ALERT: Most construction work will be suspended at noon on Thursday, July 2nd, through midnight, Sunday, July 5th in anticipation of increased holiday traffic.
  • WSDOT Eastern Washington Twitter Feed: Just go to your twitter account, search for, and follow: @WSDOT_East and the connection is made. To set up your own account on your computer, go to www.twitter.com or download the Twitter app on your smart phone or tablet. Then watch for news from the Spokane, Wenatchee, and Yakima WSDOT Region teams.

Click on the project title to visit its web page. Work is always dependent on weather and no construction delays 

Chelan & Douglas Counties

SR 285/CO (MP 2.9 to MP 4.6) Chelan Avenue Paving
Monday through Thursday 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect shoulder and single lane closures for sidewalk work, lowering of utilities and conduit trenching. Expect single lane closures between 8 and 9 p.m., double lane closures 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
In this $1.2 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are paving the 3 driving lanes on the 1-3/4 mile long Chelan Avenue between Miller and Mission Streets. Besides grinding, then paving, the project also includes crack sealing and fog sealing areas not being paved (parking), sidewalk ramp improvements, updated traffic signal controls for pedestrians, new signs and striping as well as electronic upgrades.  The project began June 15 and should be complete by September.   Read the News Release.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

(NEW) Cashmere bridge deck patching
Tuesday July 7 Only
, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect 5 minute delays with single lane, flagger controlled traffic on the Applets Way Bridge where our bridge crew is repairing and patching damaged concrete pavement. There's a detour available on the Cotlets Way bridge to access US 2 when leaving town.

(NEW) US 2 (MP 107) Wenatchee River Bridge expansion joint repair
Wednesday July 8 ONLY
, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect an eastbound lane to be closed restricting EB traffic to one lane on the bridge just east of Dryden where our bridge crew is repairing an expansion joint header in the deck.


SR 207 (MP 0 - 4.3) Coles Corner to Lake Wenatchee chip seal
For the week of July 6:
Tuesday and Wednesday Only, 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Expect up to 20 minute delays with alternating one-way piloted traffic where crews are chip sealing this section of highway.
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began Apr. 6
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


US 2 (MP 78-79) Rayrock Springs Salmon habitat restoration
Monday through Thursday,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect the eastbound outside lane to be closed and traffic shifted to the center lane (near the Knife shop) while the Yakama Nation restores fish habitat in Nason Creek. Work began June 15 and should finish in mid-August.


SR 971 (MP 13-15) South Lakeshore power pole and line replacements 
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., between Minneapolis Beach and Pat and Mike's, expect shoulder closures, lane shifts or flagger controlled traffic as needed where utility crews are replacing power poles and power lines. Project started April 20 and ends mid-August.

Grant County

SR 28 (MP 19-28) Quincy West-chip seal 
No work the week of July 6
For the week of July 13:
Monday & Tuesday, 
5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Expect up to 20 minute delays with alternating one-way piloted traffic as crews chip seal the highway.
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

SR 281 Spur (MP 2.6-4.3) Jct. SR 281 to I-90 chip seal 
Monday July 6 ONLY,
5 a.m. - 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic where crews are chip sealing this section. 
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

(NEW) SR 17 (MP 52-53) Moses Lake pavement repair
Week of July 6:
Monday through Wednesday,
6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Expect a lane closure in the outside SB lane. The inside lane will remain open as well as both NB lanes during daylight hours. All lanes will be reopened at night..
A Granite Construction Co. crew is grinding and repaving wheel tracks between Pioneer and Wheeler in Moses Lake.

Adams County

SR 17 (MP 22 - 43) South of Othello to Warden chip sealing 
For the week of July 6:
Monday through Thursday,
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bench Rd. (MP 27.4) Improvement work continues requiring shoulder and lane closures with flaggers and short delays.
Thursday Only,
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Expect short delays with a flagger controlled lane closure as crews grind in rumble strips in various locations throughout this section.
 
For the week of July 13:
Wednesday & Thursday,
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Expect up to 20 minute delays with one-way alternating piloted traffic as crews chip seal this section
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

2015 Projects -

  • NCR Seal 2015
  • NCR Guardrail Update
  • NCR Sign Update-COMPLETE
  • NCR Backup Power - Mtn. Passes
  • US 2/Stevens Pass - ITS Emergency Power
  • US 2/East Wenatchee N.-Access Control Purchase
  • SR 17/S of Othello-Left Turn Lanes
  • SR 20/Winthrop VMS
  • US 97A/Entiat Pedestrian Improvements-COMPLETE
  • SR 281/S. of Quincy @ Rd. 9 NW-Left Turn Lanes 
  • SR 285/CO Wenatchee Area Paving
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