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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for May 30-June 5, 2015

Updated: Friday, May 29.
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

  • Rock Blasting on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass will close the freeway four nights, June 1-4 starting at 7:30 p.m.

  • On Saturday May 30, the Tonasket Founder's Day Parade will reroute traffic off US 97 onto city streets from 9 a.m. to Noon.

  • Share the road on Sunday, May 31 with 200 bicyclists participating in the Gran Fondo Leavenworth. The course includes 5 miles of the Navarre Coulee Road--SR 971- to US 97A for a half mile to Stayman Flats Road.
  • Share the road on Saturday June 6 with participants in the Apple Century Bike Ride. The course includes 2-1/2 miles of US 2 between Peshastin and Dryden.
  • On Saturday June 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. expect to be detoured off SR 215 between Tyee and Oak Streets for the Okanogan Days Parade and Street Festival
  • On Thursday, June 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on SR 28 in Ephrata, expect a detour between 4th and 5th Avenues SW for the Rotary Youth Parade
  • On Saturday, June 13, on SR 28 in Ephrata, expect a detour between 4th and 5th Avenues SW from 10:30 to Noon for the Sage and Sun Festival Parade
  • On Saturday, June 13, on SR 172 in Mansfield, expect a detour between Mansfield Blvd. and 5th Ave. from 8 a.m. to Midnight for the Mansfield Play Day Parade & Street Festival
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Click on the project title to visit its web page. Work is always dependent on weather and no construction delays 

King County

(Resuming) US 2 (MP 61-64)- Stevens Pass West - Unstable Slopes
Thursday afternoon, weather permitting, expect two way traffic will be maintained but reduced to the outside lane in each direction where a crew is replacing centerline striping applied when the project finished late last fall with permanent plastic striping.
In this $5.5 million project , MidWest Rockfall Inc. crews cleared, scaled, rock bolted and hung steel netting to reduce rock fall from four unstable slopes west of Stevens Pass. Season 1 work ran from May 9, 2012 to Nov. 1. Season 2 began May 13, 2013 and ended Nov. 1. Season 3 began July 9 ending in late September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


Chelan County

SR 207 (MP 0 - 4.3) Coles Corner to Lake Wenatchee chip seal
No more prep work for two weeks when chip sealing begins.
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


(Resuming) US 2 (MP 64.5-71.5) Stevens Pass East Paving
Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect shoulder and lane closures from the BNSF RR Tunnel up the 6 miles of 4-lane to the summit. Work in that last mile east of the tunnel will require 20 minute delays flaggers and a pilot car where crews are installing permanent grooved plastic pavement markings, some curbing, fixing some drainage issues and spraying an asphalt seal that couldn't be done due to weather when the project finished last fall. Speed is reduced to 45 MPH.
In this $4 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews repaved the four lanes from the summit east for 7 miles with asphalt. The parking area for Bygone Byways was sprayed with an asphalt seal. Safety features were upgraded including rumble strips, striping and signs. Work should be complete June 11. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


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 4/20 and ends mid-August.


Douglas County

(New) The one block-long US 97 Orondo Spur (MP 213) will be closed on Tuesday Only from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. while our crew clear weeds from the shoulders.

(New) 500 feet of the shoulder of US 2 at Orondo (MP 139) will be closed on Wednesday Only from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. while our crew clear weeds.

Okanogan County

US 97 (MP 245-255) Wells Dam to Pateros Guardrail Update 
This section is complete - thanks for your patience.
In this $440K project, Frank Gurney Inc. crews are updating guardrail and barrier on 4 state highways in 3 counties.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

SR 20 (MP 211-255) Loup Loup to Tonasket Guardrail Update
This section is complete - thanks for your patience.
In this $440K project, Frank Gurney Inc. crews are updating guardrail and barrier on 4 state highways in 3 counties.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


Grant County

SR 28 (MP 19-28) Quincy West-chip seal 
No more prep work for two weeks when chip sealing begins.
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


I-90 (MP 138-192) Vantage to Warden Guardrail Update
Monday through Thursday,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect two way traffic at all times, but one lane and the shoulder will be closed where crews are upgrading guardrail and concrete barrier.
In this $440K project, Frank Gurney Inc. crews are updating guardrail and barrier on 4 state highways in 3 counties. US 2 from Upper Mill Creek 7 miles to Rayrock Springs in Chelan County, SR 20 from 2 mi. West of Loup Loup 44 miles to 7 mi. west of Tonasket in Okanogan County, US 97 from Wells Dam for 10 miles to North Pateros in Chelan and Okanogan Counties, and 2 sections of I-90 in Grant County - from Vantage 17 miles to George and from Wheeler Rd. 10 miles to East of Warden Rd. Work began Mar. 2 and should be complete by July.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


(New) I-90 (MP 167-169) West of Moses Lake guardrail repair
Wednesday ONLY
, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect two miles of the Eastbound, outside lane to be closed while our crews repair guardrail between Dodson and Hiawatha Valley and Roads, 7 miles west of Moses Lake.

Adams County

SR 17 (MP 22 - 43) South of Othello to Warden chip sealing 
No more prep work for two weeks when chip sealing begins.
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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