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NCR Seal 2008 - Complete September 2008

Project Status - Complete
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128 miles on 7 state highways in the region were chip sealed in 2008.

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Sometimes the paving process resembles a ballet on asphalt!

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Traffic impacts are inevitable.
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Good farm to market highways are critically important in this region.
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  A moose checks out the new chip seal on SR 20 near the Wauconda Pass summit.
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  This is what the intersection of SR 24 and Hatton Road looked like after the seal and striping was complete.

This preservation project paved 128 miles of 7 state highways in Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties to preserve the roadways and to improve the driving surface.  A Bituminous Surface Treatment (BST), also known as a chip seal, is a flexible, water resistant, protective surface of asphalt emulsion and gravel that is applied over existing pavement.

The following highways were resurfaced:
1. 22 miles of SR-17 in Adams and Grant Counties from Othello to Moses Lake. (Includes building a left turn lane at Baseline Rd., just below I-90 and intersection safety improvements at Cunningham Road, Lee Road, Road 2 SE and M SE.)
2. 21 miles of SR-17 in Grant County from US-2 near Coulee City to SR-174.
3. 16 miles of SR-17 in Douglas & Okanogan Counties from Bridgeport to US-97.
4. 14 miles of SR-20 in Okanogan County from Aeneas Valley Road to Wauconda Summit.
5. 16 miles of SR-24 in Adams County south of Othello.
6. 18 miles of SR-26 in Adams County from Othello to the SR-395. (Includes intersection improvements at "B" SE.)
7. 12 miles of SR-173 in Douglas County from Bridgeport to Brewster. (To save money for the City of Bridgeport, chip sealing of Columbia, Fairview and 10th Street was incorporated into this contract.)
8. 5 miles of SR-207 in Chelan County from Coles Corner to Lake Wenatchee.
9. 4 miles of SR-282 in Grant County from Ephrata to SR-17.
Construction began April 14th and was complete on September 12th, 2008.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Fills cracks and raveled surfaces providing a smoother drive.

Increases traction and skid resistance.

Provides an anti-glare surface when wet and increases reflectivity at night.

Installed new, reflective plastic crosswalk and stop-bar lines, traffic arrows, railroad crossing symbols, surveillance markers and 18,000 feet of new centerline.

Constructed a left-turn lane at Baseline East Road on SR-17; and other work including illumination on SR-17 at Cunningham Road, Lee Road, Road 2 SE, M SE and B SE on SR-26.
Dollar Sign Glyph Economic Incentive
Extends the life of the pavement at the lowest cost.

Provides a water resistant surface protecting the underlying pavement.

Partnerships & Cooperation
The project combined local street paving into the state contract saving thousands of dollars for Brewster and Bridgeport.


This project was advertised for private contractor bids December 10th, 2007. Two bids were opened on January 24th. Contract #7461 was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt, Inc. for $5,133,752.75 on January 28th, 2008 - 8% under the engineering estimate.

This project was funded through the following sources:

  • Pre-Existing Gas Tax - $6.49 million
  • Transportation Partnership Account - $0.07 million
  • Total Funding from all sources - $6.56 million

Contact Us
Project Engineer Bob Romine
WSDOT North Central Region Project Office
PO Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone: 509-667-2880, or toll-free 1-888-461-8816

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