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This telephone hotline provides traffic, transit, construction, mountain pass and weather reports.

Weekly Travel Advisory

for July 21-July 25 

Updated: Tuesday, July 22
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

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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
Expect no delays as two way traffic will be maintained during daylight hours and all traffic control will be removed each night. 
Contractor crews resume mobilizing to the project site for this 3rd and final construction season on the slopes. The last slope (#4) will be prepared for needed bolting and dowels and crews are also preparing for shotcrete applications on two slopes stabilized last season.

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


Chelan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014
(no work this week)

(Utility project)
(New)
SR 971 (MP 12-13) So. Lakeshore electric service connection
Wednesday ONLY,
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., expect up to 10 minute delays with flaggers where a Chelan County PUD project is connecting a new customer.


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, but two way traffic will be maintained where crews are grinding pavement in preparation for paving. Speed through the work zone will be reduced to 45 and when outside lanes and shoulders are closed, bicyclists and pedestrians will be bussed through 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




Kittitas County

(Range activity) 
(New) US 97 (MP 161.75) Blewett Pass sheep crossing
Thursday ONLY
, 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., expect up to 15 minute delays with flaggers as sheep are herded across the highway to another range area, two miles south of the Blewett Pass summit. (This is an annual event.)


Douglas County

NCR Chip Seal 2014
(no work this week)


(WSDOT Maintenance) 
US 2 (MP 172-173) Moses Coulee erosion control
Monday and Tuesday ONLY,
6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., expect Eastbound traffic to be shifted from the right lane to the passing lane where a crew is doing shoulder repairs 20 miles east of Waterville.


Okanogan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 
(no work this week)


SR 155/ SR 215 (MP 79-81 & 0-6.25) Omak Area Paving
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect lane shifts, shoulder closures and pedestrian detours as crews continue to upgrade sidewalks and repair drainage issues in Omak and Okanogan.
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.
Night work: Grinding the existing pavement to prepare for paving, continues. This 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 20 (MP 270-289) East of Tonasket to Wauconda Summit pavement repair
Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. expect up to 10 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car led traffic through the work zone where a crew is applying asphalt pavement patches.


Grant County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 

(Revised) US 2 (MP 189-208) Coulee City @ SR 17 to W. of Almira 
Tuesday,
expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew will be fog sealing. 

(Revised) SR 155 (MP 0-25) Coulee City @ US 2 to Grand Coulee @ SR 174 
Tuesday
, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew will be fog sealing.

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


(Developer project) 
(New)  SR 262 (MP 13-15) MarDon Resort tree trimming
Tuesday through Thursday
, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect short delays with flaggers where a crew is trimming trees along the highway right of way.

Adams County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 
(no work this week) 

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