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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

 - For October 23-27

Updated: Friday October 20
Contact: Jeff Adamson  Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)  

Events:

On Saturday, Oct. 21, drivers should expect congestion on  SR 26 between Vantage and Colfax, as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar football game. Game time is 7:45 p.m

Current Projects - by highway:

US 2 BNSF Trestle Repair
County: Chelan Highway: US 2 Region: North Central
Location: MP 72 eight miles east of Stevens Summit
Description: Repairing concrete piers under the RR overpass. Work began 10/2 and should be complete by mid- November.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., expect most delays to be far less than 20 minutes with single lane, flagger-controlled traffic. Snow on the road cancels work.
Contact: WSDOT Utilities 509-667-3060


SR 26/Intersection Improvements - Contract #9080
County: Adams and Grant Highway: SR 26 Region: North Central
Location: Milepost 0.79-1.29 and 38.25-38.77.
Description: In this $600K project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are working at two locations. The first location is at SR 26 Milepost 0.79 to 1.29 at the junction of SR 243 and includes the installation of a "Your Speed", and "Watch for Entering Traffic When Flashing" signs along with other permanent signing and pavement marking revisions. The second is at SR 26 Milepost 38.25 to 38.77 at the intersection of Thacker Road and includes realignment of Thacker Road, installation of "Your Speed" signs, permanent signing revisions, pavement marking revisions, culvert, fencing, and railroad crossing work. Work began August 21 and should be complete this week.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for electrical and sign work:

  • Othello: SR 26 MP 38 to MP 39 (intersection of SR 26 at Thacker Road), expect occasional 5 minute delays with 4-way intersection flagger controlled traffic at the intersection.
  • Vantage: SR 26 MP 0.79-1.29 (Intersection of SR 26 at SR 243), expect occasional 5 minute delays with 3-way intersection flagger controlled traffic at the intersection.

Contact: Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski, (509)667-2861


SR 150/ No-See-Um Road - Intersection Improvements - Contract #9010
County: Chelan Highway: SR 150 Region: North Central
Location: Milepost 6.67-7.50, NoSeeUm Rd.
Description: This $5.3M project includes the construction of a roundabout, a shared use path, drainage and utility work.
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Expect single lane alternating traffic control on both the Chelan and Manson sides of the roundabout with 20 minute delays.
No-See-Um Road is closed with traffic detoured onto Golf Course Road. 
Contact: Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski, (509)667-2861


SR 153 Methow River Bridges Structural Rehabilitation
Contract 9112
County: Okanogan Highway SR 153 Region: North Central
Location: MP 13.5 to 19 between Methow and Carlton
Description: Phase one retrofits bridges #153/13, 15, 16, & 17 by adding concrete collars as well as additional concrete repairs on the columns and horizontal struts between them. Work began 8/17 and will be suspended for winter by Halloween.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Expect up to 10 minute delays with flaggers when needed on bridges between Methow and Carlton where crews are pouring concrete, building work platforms, removing deteriorated concrete, and placing column dowel bars.
Contact: Project Engineer Dan Lewis, (509) 667-2880

SR 207 Tree Trimming
County: Chelan Region: North Central
Location: MP 1.5-2.6 North of Coles Corner
Description: Trimming trees from under powerlines on East Shoulder
Work Schedule: Monday & Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled single lane traffic.
Contact: WSDOT Utilities 609-667-3062


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