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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for August 25-29 

Updated: Friday, Aug. 22

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

  • When any state highways in the region are closed, check for detours and travel restrictions on the WSDOT Traffic and Roads "Alerts" webpage.

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


King County

US 2 (MP 61-64)- Stevens Pass West - Unstable Slopes
No Traffic impact as work is suspended until Sept. 8 so the new pavement can cure before the plastic markings and stripes are installed.

In this $5.5 million project , MidWest Rockfall Inc. crews are clearing, scaling, rock bolting and hanging 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 and should end by September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


(WSDOT Maintenance) 
US 2 (MP 58-60) Scenic Creek Bridge and pavement repair
Monday through Thursday
, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect 10 to 20 minute delays with single lane alternating flagger controlled traffic six miles west of the Stevens Pass summit where maintenance and bridge crews are repairing damaged pavement, concrete and the Scenic Creek Bridge deck four miles west of the Stevens Pass summit. Work began 8/18 and should be complete 8/28.


Chelan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014
US 97A (MP 214-232) Entiat to Chelan
Monday and Tuesday
, expect delays up to 20 minutes with flaggers where a crew is placing traffic markings.

In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov  (509) 324-6252


(Restart) US 2 (MP 89.9-93) Tumwater Canyon Bridge Replacements
Monday through Thursday
, expect minimal traffic impact. Work resumes to remove the old green bridge and it's concrete footings. Watch for trucks entering a leaving the site.

In this $8.5 million project, Selland Construction Co. crews replaced three bridges, over Drury Canyon Creek and (two miles upstream) the Wenatchee River Green Bridge in Tumwater Canyon and the Chiwaukum Creek Bridge, 3/4 of a mile west of the top of the Canyon. Work also included new turning lanes into the Tumwater Campground. Construction began August 1, 2011 and should be complete this month.
Project Engineer: Josh Patrick (509) 667-2880


US 2 (MP 64.5-71.5) Stevens Pass East Paving
Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect lane shifts and shoulder closures in the 6 mile long four lane section from the summit down to the Railroad tunnel portal. 
Monday, pavement repair should be complete.
Tuesday through Thursday, paving will be underway.
Speed through the work zone is reduced to 45. When outside lanes and shoulders need to be closed, bicyclists and pedestrians are being bussed around the work zone.

In this $4 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews will replace the  four lanes from the summit east for 7 miles. The roadway will be milled out and repaved with hot mix asphalt. The parking area for Bygone Byways will be fog-sealed. Safety features will be upgraded including rumble strips, striping and signage. Work begins 7/14 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Douglas County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 (No work this week)


Okanogan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  
US 97 (MP 314) Tonasket
Wednesday ONLY
, expect minimal traffic impacts while a crew removes a crosswalk in downtown Tonasket.

In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov (509) 324-6252



SR 155/ SR 215 (MP 79-81 & 0-6.25) Omak Area Paving
Monday through Thursday-Days, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect lane shifts or closures where a crew is crack sealing the center turn lanes and parking/shoulder areas from Okanogan north.
Work continues at the intersection of US 97 and SR 215 (Engh Rd.), expect shoulder closures for trench excavation and installation of illumination system conduits. The traffic islands and sidewalk ramps are being reconstructed as well, to bring them up to ADA standards.
Nights, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Paving continues in Omak this week and requires lane shifts or closures with some alternating one-lane flagger controlled traffic.

In this $3.2 million project, Granite Construction is upgrading sidewalks to ADA standards, and paving SR 215 from Omak through Okanogan as well as the SR 155 Spur in Omak. Work began April 21 and should be complete in early September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


(WSDOT Maintenance) 
(New) SR 155 (MP 46-64) Nespelem to Disautel pavement repair
Monday through Wednesday,
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., expect up to ten minute delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where a crew is applying a chip seal surface over asphalt pavement patches.

(WSDOT Maintenance)
(New) SR 155 (MP 35) Belvedere culvert repair
Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY
, 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., expect delays up to 10 minutes with flagger controlled traffic where a crew is installing a new culvert catch basin about four miles from Elmer City.

Grant County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (no work this week) 


Adams County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (no work this week)


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