Skip Top Navigation

Traffic fines are doubled in work zones when workers are present.

This telephone hotline provides traffic, transit, construction, mountain pass and weather reports.

North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for September 7-11, 2015

Update: Friday Sept. 4

Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPL) in North Central Region have been lowered to Level 3 (some restrictions) so construction can resume.

No Construction work on projects in the region is scheduled on Labor Day, however one eastbound lane on the I-90 Vantage Bridge will remain closed.

Contact:
Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)    

  • No state highways in the North Central Region are currently closed. For the most current statewide closure information visit our Travel Alerts map page or call  5-1-1.
  • What's happening on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass? Expect night time blasting this week. The closures will allow widening I-90 from four to six lanes.
  • On the I-90 Vantage Bridge, one eastbound lane remains closed until fall for the repainting project - consider an alternate route or travel times.
  • 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 

Kittitas County

US 97 (MP 150) ITS backup power/VMS replacements 
Tuesday through Thursday
, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect shoulder closures but no delays at Lauderdale Jct. (US 97/SR 970) where crews will resume trenching and installing conduit, foundations, junction boxes, and wiring.
In this $653K project, Northeast Electric crews are replacing two outdated electronic message signs and installing 8 uninterruptable power supply systems to power signs and weather stations in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties during outages. Work began August 3 and should be complete by late September. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Chelan & Douglas Counties

SR 285/CO (MP 2.9 to MP 4.6) Chelan Avenue Paving
Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., expect lane closures as needed where crews are installing traffic signal detectors and doing final project cleanup. Cross streets with Chelan Ave. may need to be closed as work progresses through the intersections.
At least one lane will remain open at all times
*The City of Wenatchee work is also winding down. At the intersection of Chelan, Miller & Springwater, the PUD is moving a power pole. Here are the details.
*More widening and pole relocation is underway at the other end of Chelan Avenue to Peachy St. Here are those details.

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 this month.   Read the News Release.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860 

(New) SR 971 (MP 4.7-4.9) Navarre Coulee power line installation
Wednesday ONLY
, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled traffic on SR 971, the Navarre Coulee Road, about 4 miles west of the jct. with US 97A where a crew is installing an underground power line to a customer.

US 2 (MP 70-73 & 104-105) ITS backup power/VMS Replacement
Tuesday through Thursday
6 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect shoulder closures but no delays east of Stevens Pass at Mill Creek and Berne and at the Big Y, where crews will resume trenching and installing conduit, foundations, junction boxes, and wiring.
In this $653K project, Northeast Electric crews are replacing two outdated electronic message signs and installing 8 uninterruptable power supply systems to power signs and weather stations in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties during outages. Work began Aug. 3 and should be complete by late September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


US 97 (MP 178) ITS backup power/VMS replacements 
Tuesday through Thursday 
from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect shoulder closures but no delays at Ingalls Creek where crews will resume trenching and installing conduit, foundations, junction boxes, and wiring.
In this $653K project, Northeast Electric crews are replacing two outdated electronic message signs and installing 8 uninterruptable power supply systems to power signs and weather stations in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties during outages. Work began Aug. 3 and should be complete by late September. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


SR 207 (MP 0 - 4.3) Coles Corner to Lake Wenatchee chip seal 
Tuesday and Wednesday nights ONLY, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect one lane flagger controlled traffic near Coles Corner where crews are installing the last of the plastic pavement markings.
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 Waligorski (509) 667-2860


Grant & Adams Counties

SR 28 (MP 19-28) Quincy West-chip seal 
Tuesday and Wednesday nights ONLY, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect lane or shoulder closures and short delays with flaggers at intersections where crews are installing plastic pavement markings.
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 Waligorski (509) 667-2860


SR 281 (MP 9.5-9.7) So. of Quincy Rd. 9 NW left turn lanes 
No more work until October when permanent erosion control seeding can be done and the new luminaire poles arrive. Thank you for your patience.
In this $520K project, Central Washington Asphalt crews will widen the road and restripe it to create left turn pockets to protect traffic turning from the highway onto Rd. 9 NW. The speed limit has already been reduced from 60 to 50 through the intersection. The project will also install new lighting. Work began August 3 and widening was complete on September 2. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


SR 281 Spur (MP 2.6-4.3) Jct. SR 281 to I-90 chip seal  
Tuesday and Wednesday nights ONLY,
7 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect one lane flagger controlled traffic near the intersection of SR 281 where crews are installing the last of the plastic pavement markings.
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 Waligorski (509) 667-2860


SR 17 (MP 22 - 43) South of Othello to Warden chip sealing 
Tuesday and Wednesday nights ONLY, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect lane or shoulder closures and short delays with flaggers at intersections where crews are installing plastic pavement markings.
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 Waligorski (509) 667-2860 


Okanogan County

*The New Electronic Message Sign, west of Winthrop is installed and operating.


2015 Projects -

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

    For More Information About: