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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for August 24-28, 2015

Update: Friday August 21 

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

  • For the most current state highway closure fire information visit our Travel Alerts map page or call  5-1-1.
  • What's happening on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass? Expect night time blasting again next 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 
The fire precaution level
is expected to be at level 4 this week. If so there will be no construction work allowed. 
I
n this $653K project, Northeast Electric crews are replacing two outdated electronic message signs and installing 8 uninterruptable power supply systems to power signs and weather stations in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and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



US 97 (MP 158-160) South of Blewett core sampling 
Monday through Thursday,
6 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect short delays with flaggers where our crew is drilling pavement samples for a future paving project five miles south of the summit, if fire protection levels allow. Project began Aug. 18 and should be complete Aug.27


(New) US 97 (MP 161-162) South Blewett summit sheep crossing
Wednesday Only
5:30 to 6:30 a.m., expect short delays with flaggers where several hundred sheep are being herded to a new pasture. (Happens every year.)

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 spraying an asphalt sealer on the parking lane.
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
The fire precaution level
is expected to be at level 4 this week. If so there will be no construction work allowed.
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 
The fire precaution level
is expected to be at level 4 this week. If so there will be no construction work allowed.
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 
Monday morning from 7 a.m. to Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., expect short delays, flaggers and pilot car led traffic control where crews are installing guideposts and permanent plastic pavement markings between Coles Corner and Lake Wenatchee State Park.
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


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 April 20 and ends late August.

Grant & Adams Counties

SR 28 (MP 19-28) Quincy West-chip seal 
Tuesday morning from 7 a.m. to Thursday evening at 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where crews are installing recessed pavement markers, guideposts and applying the permanent 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 
Monday 
through Thursday, expect lane shifts but no closures so two way traffic is maintained as crews construct the widening. 
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 morning from 7 a.m. to Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.,
expect short delays with flaggers and pilot car traffic control where crews are installing guideposts, recessed pavement markers and applying the permanent 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 & Tuesday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where a crew is installing recessed pavement markers.
Wednesday, expect shoulder closures and a lane closure if needed in narrow shoulder sections as a crew installs new guideposts.
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 


(New) SR 26 (MP 40.6) SR 24 Overpass column repair
Monday through Thursday
, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect up to 10 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic where our bridge crew is replacing damaged concrete on two of the piers.

Okanogan County

(New) SR 155 (MP 39-44) Nespelem vicinity chip seal
Tuesday & Wednesday,
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays where our maintenance crew is applying chip seal patches to driving lanes and shoulders where needed from Nespelem south if fires allow.

2015 Projects -

  • NCR Seal 2015
  • NCR Guardrail Update-COMPLETE
  • 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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