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I-90 - West of George - Paving

Bid opening 11/21/13-Const. Spring 2014
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This project replaces the asphalt driving lanes on I-90 from the Vantage Bridge (MP 137.67) to the Beverly-Burke Overpass (MP 148.45)

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View entire photo - Before -Shoulder cracking on I-90.

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- Before - A pothole is forming at the end of this crack.

Status

Spring 2014

Construction started Mar. 21, is scheduled for 55 working days (approx. 3 mo.) ending in June. 

This P-1, Roadway Preservation project replaces the asphalt driving lanes on I-90 for 11 miles from the Vantage Bridge to a mile west of George.  The asphalt  is also being replaced for the Silica Road Interchange (Exit 143), the Wanapum Scenic View Area (Exit 139 Eastbound), and Echo Scenic View Area (Exit 139 Westbound).  Four miles of badly deteriorated asphalt shoulders are being replaced just west of George.  This project also includes fog sealing of the driving lanes for the SR 26 interchange (Exit 137) at the east end of the Vantage Bridge.

Why is WSDOT replacing the asphalt on I-90?
The eastbound left lane and both westbound lanes are showing signs of distress.  Cracks and potholes are forming in the driving lanes and some of the shoulders.  We'll grind off the top layer of asphalt and repave it.

The End Result
Repaving preserves the underlying asphalt layers and helps prevent more serious damage to the roadway.

Project Benefits

  • A Smoother driving surface 
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs
  • Preservation of the Roadbed

 

What is the project timeline?
Construction is scheduled for 55 working days (approx. 3 mo.) beginning Mar. 21 and ending in June.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 200000G, 209000I
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $4,714
Total $4,714

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

The project was advertised for private contractor bids
Dec. 9, 2013. Three qualified bids were opened Jan. 16. On Jan. 21 Contract #8568 was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt Inc. for $2,872,536.80, 13% under the engineering estimate 

 

How can I get more information?
Contact:
Kevin Waligorski, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
2830 Euclid Avenue Building A
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 667-2860

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