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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for August 1-8

Update:  2nd Revision: 5 p.m. Friday 7/29
Contact: Jeff Adamson  Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)

-On US 97 on Tuesday 8/2 during the noon hour Tonasket will detour traffic around Washington State Park's "New Old-time Chautauqua" Parade.

-On US 97 Blewett Pass to US 2 Leavenworth on Sunday 8/7 and US 2 Leavenworth to the Iron Goat Trail Interpretive site and Rest Area on Monday 8/8, expect to Share the Road with participants in theCourage Classic Bicycle event.

-Check blasting & construction scheduled on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass  to Vantage.

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Chelan & Douglas Counties

US 97 (MP 227-235) Beebe Bridge, south chip seal 
*Monday 8/1, 6 to 9 a.m. & Tuesday 8/2, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
, expect flaggers and delays up to 20 minutes where crews are preparing the road surface for chip sealing from Twin W Orchards to Beebe Bridge. US 97A is recommended as an alternate route. 
                                             and
US 97A (MP 201-214) Wenatchee to Entiat chip seal
Wednesday 8/3 ONLY
, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect flaggers and up to 20 minute delays where crews are preparing the road surface for chip sealing coming later this summer. US 97 is the recommended alternative. 
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US 2 (MP 167-189) Farmer to Coulee City chip seal
Monday through Thursday,
5 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is repairing, grinding pavement and applying hot asphalt patches.

Contract #8890 - In this $5.5M project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are resurfacing 43 miles of highway in Chelan, Douglas and a mile in Grant Counties on US 2 east and west of Waterville, US 97 Beebe Bridge, south and US 97A Wenatchee to Entiat. Work began July 11 and should be complete in September.
Project Engineer: Dan Lewis (509) 667-2880


(New) US 2 (MP 141-147) Pine Canyon curve warning signs
Monday through Thursday,
6 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled traffic where a crew is installing orange and black curve warning "chevron" signs.

Contract #8875 - In this $465K project, Road Products Inc. crews are installing curve warning signs on state highways in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties. Work began July 25 and should be complete in November.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


(Chelan PUD Project) 

(New) US 2 (MP 79) East of Rayrock power pole replacement
Tuesday and Wednesday 8/2-3 ONLY,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled traffic where a crew is replacing a damaged power pole.

Kittitas County

(New) US 97 (MP 61-66) South Blewett chip seal
Monday and Tuesday 8/1-2 ONLY,
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect delays sometimes exceeding 20 minutes two miles south of the Blewett Pass summit where our maintenance crew is resurfacing the two northbound (up hill) lanes to improve traction and remove loose rock. Follow the direction of flaggers and the pilot car. Motorcycles use extreme caution.


Grant  County


SR 243 (MP 0-28) Vantage to Vernita pavement preservation
Monday 8/1 ONLY
, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect delays up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot car led traffic where a crew is crack sealing paving, chip sealing and other work.

Contract #8917 - In this $461K project Granite Construction crews are doing roadway and shoulder preservation including crushed rock applications, crack sealing, asphalt patching, new striping and other work on state highways in the Basin. Work began July 18 and should be complete in mid August.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


Okanogan County

(New) SR 20 (MP 277-279) Aeneas Valley to Hanging rock pavement repair 
Monday and Tuesday 8/1-2 ONLY,
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where our maintenance crew is resurfacing damaged pavement east of Tonasket.


(New) SR 20 (MP 194 to 232) Winthrop to Okanogan rumble strips 
(New) US 97 (MP 264 to 326) Brewster to Oroville rumble strips 
(New) SR 17 (MP 119-144) Brewster to Leahy Jct.  rumble strips
Monday through Thursday,
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car led traffic where a crew is spraying an asphalt fog seal on centerline and shoulder rumble strips.

Contract #8892 - In this $791K project, North Star Enterprises crews will install centerline and shoulder rumble strips as well as crack and fog sealing and replacing plastic pavement markings on 6 highways: US 2, SR 17, 20, 24, 28 and US 97. Work began July 11 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Dan Lewis 509-667-2880



SR 17 (MP 119-144) Leahy to Brewster rumble strips
Monday and Tuesday Only,
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car led traffic where a crew is installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips

Contract #8892 - In this $791K project, North Star Enterprises crews will install centerline and shoulder rumble strips as well as crack and fog sealing and replacing plastic pavement markings on 6 highways: US 2, SR 17, 20, 24, 28 and US 97. Work began July 11 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Dan Lewis 509-667-2880



SR 153 (MP 12-22) Methow River Bridge deck repairs
Monday through FRIDAY
, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where crews are renovating 7 bridge decks between Methow and Carlton.

Contract #8919 - In this $1,208K project, N.A. Degerstrom, Inc. crews will remove and replace the asphalt overlay, waterproof membrane, and expansion joints on 7 bridges on SR 153. Work began July 18 and should be complete by the end of September.
Project Engineer: Dan Lewis 509-667-2880


(New) SR 155 (MP 50-75) Omak to Nespelem pavement repair.
Tuesday and Wednesday 8/2-3 ONLY
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where our maintenance crew is resurfacing damaged pavement.


(Colville Tribal Project)

SR 155 (MP 33-37) South of Nespelem fiber installation
Monday through Friday
, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect lane closures, flaggers and short delays where a contractor crew is installing buried fiber optic cable in the shoulder south of Nespelem.

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