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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for Oct. 20-24

Updated: Friday, Oct. 17
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

No more traffic restrictions on SR 153 from Carlton to Twisp and SR 20 between Loup Loup and Twisp. However, the repair work from the August 21 flood damage will continue for weeks.
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This week, the Chelan County PUD has a contractor doing helicopter tree trimming along its transmission lines west of Leavenworth to Stevens Pass in Chumstick, Sunitsch Canyon, Winton, White Pine Road, Berne and Yodelin. No traffic impact, but quite a visual distraction.

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

Chelan County

US 2 (MP 89.9-93) Tumwater Canyon Bridge Replacements 
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., as the project ends, there may be a short delay or two during the week as the crew is grinding down some uneven spots and installing joint sealer on the bridge.
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 some lane shifts, but no delays where crews are grinding bumps and sealing joints. 
Speed is still reduced to 45 and if necessary, bicyclists and pedestrians will continue be 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 this month.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Douglas County

SR 28 (MP 7.8-8.4) Rock Island Road Intersection Improvements
Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect lane shifts and slower traffic but no delays while crews install plastic pavement markings and new luminaire poles.
In this $260,000 project, Granite Construction Co. will add a lane, pave the intersection with asphalt, apply new plastic pavement markings, stripes, signs guideposts and a new illumination system. Work began Sept. 15 and should be done this month.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Okanogan County

SR 155/ SR 215 (MP 79-81 & 0-6.25) Omak Area Paving
Monday and Tuesday ONLY, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect a lane closure at the intersection of SR 215 & US 97, where a crew completes works on the signal system. All other work is complete.
In this $3.2 million project, Granite Construction upgraded sidewalks to ADA standards, and paved SR 215 from Omak through Okanogan as well as the SR 155 Spur in Omak. Work began April 21 and should be complete this month.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Skagit County

(WSDOT Maintenance)

(NEW) SR 20 (MP 147-157) West of Rainy Pass culvert replacement
6 a.m. Tuesday morning through 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, expect a full closure with no detour from Granite Creek for ten miles to Rainy Pass where crews are replacing culverts damaged in mudslides.

Grant County

SR 17 (MP 75.4-76.1) Soap Lake lane reconfiguration 
Work is suspended
while the new road surface cures before the plastic pavement markings can be installed. The striping is complete.
In this $80,000 safety improvement project, Apply-A-Line Inc. crews are reconfiguring the driving lanes through town from two lanes in each direction to one lane plus a bike lane. Work began Sept. 22 and should be complete this month. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

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