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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for August 31 -September 4, 2015

Update: Thursday Sept. 3

Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPL) in North Central Region remain at Level 4 today (General Shutdown) 

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

  • The North Cascades Highway reopened between Newhalem and Rainy Pass at noon Sunday.
  • No state highways in the North Central Region are currently closed. For the most current statewide fire 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 all summer for the repainting project - consider an alternate route or travel time.
  • 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 
Under the Industrial Fire Precaution level 4, no construction work is allowed.
If it is drops to level 3 expect shoulder closures but no delays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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In this $653K project, Northeast Electric crews are replacing two outdated electronic message signs and installing 8 uninterruptable power supply systems to power signs and weather stations in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and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
Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., expect single lane closures at 8 p.m. and multi-lane closures at 9 p.m. where crews are raising utility covers and installing plastic pavement markings. Cross streets with Chelan Ave. will be closed as work progresses through the intersections.
At least one lane will remain open at all times.
*The City of Wenatchee is also widening the NW corner of the intersection of Chelan, Miller & Springwater and the PUD is moving power poles, etc. to accommodate. Here are the details.
*More widening is coming to the other end of Chelan Avenue at Peachy St. later this month 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 by September.   Read the News Release.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

US 2 (MP 70-73 & 104-105) ITS backup power/VMS Replacement
Under the Industrial Fire Precaution level 4, no construction work is allowed.
If it is lowered to level 3 expect shoulder closures but no delays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 
Under the Industrial Fire Precaution level 4, no construction work is allowed. 
If it is lowered to level 3 expect shoulder closures but no delays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 
No work this week.
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 
Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where crews are installing recessed pavement markers.
Monday night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday morning, expect 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 this week
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 should be complete in September. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


SR 281 Spur (MP 2.6-4.3) Jct. SR 281 to I-90 chip seal  
Monday night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday morning, expect 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 17 (MP 22 - 43) South of Othello to Warden chip sealing 
Monday night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday morning, 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

(New) SR 20 (MP 193) Winthrop Bridge repair
Tuesday through Thursday,
6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect 5 minute delays with flaggers on the Methow River Bridge on the west end of town where our technicians are performing maintenance with an Under Bridge Inspection Truck (UBIT).


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
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