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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for Sept. 15-19

Updated: Monday, Sept. 15
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.
  • Until Halloween, expect short delays and pilot car led single lane traffic to continue on SR 20 at MP 208 between Twisp and Loup Loup summit where a washout is being repaired.
  • On SR 153, expect to continue to be detoured around a washout between Carlton and Twisp onto the county's Twisp-Carlton Rd. until October.
  • The Blue Lake Rest Area on SR 17 (MP 89.5) between Soap Lake and Coulee City will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday ONLY, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The Quincy Valley Rest Area on SR 28 (MP 24) at the top of Trinidad Hill west of Quincy will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday ONLY, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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
Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect slowdowns, but no delays where one of the two eastbound lanes is closed and traffic shifted to the open lane while crews are striping and installing plastic markings on the new pavement.

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 this month.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Chelan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 (No work scheduled)

(Utility project) 

(New) US 2 (MP 94.5) Tumwater Canyon power pole relocation
Tuesday ONLY
, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. expect delays up to 10 minutes where Chelan County PUD is relocating a power pole further from traffic, a quarter-mile upstream from the Alps Candy Store.

US 2 (MP 89.9-93) Tumwater Canyon Bridge Replacements 
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect some occasional lane closures with flaggers and up to 10 minute delays for vehicles entering and leaving the work zone. Crews are removing the old bridge abutments from the riverbanks and cleaning up the work 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 Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect lane shifts and shoulder closures in the eastbound four lane section where paving continues.
Speed is reduced to 45 mph. When necessary, bicyclists and pedestrians are being bussed around the work zone.

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

Douglas County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 
SR 174 (MP 0-21) Leahy Jct. @ SR 17 to Grand Coulee @ SR 155
Wednesday and Thursday
daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays and flaggers where a crew is removing old chip seal from the bridge deck and repaving with asphalt.

(WSDOT Maintenance) 

US 2 (MP 185-186) West of Coulee City channel repair
Monday through Thursday
, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., expect flaggers and delays up to 10 minutes where our crew continues cleaning, shaping, lining and installing check dams in the shoulder ditch, 5 miles west of Coulee City.

Okanogan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (No work scheduled)

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 crews are working.
Nights, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., paving continues 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 September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

(WSDOT Bridge)
(New) US 97 (MP 291.9) Okanogan River Bridge deck repair
Monday through Thursday
, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect up to ten minute delays with flaggers where our bridge technicians removing and replacing damaged concrete on the bridge deck over the Okanogan River at Omak.

Grant County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  No work scheduled)

Adams County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (no work scheduled)

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