This Roadway Preservation project repaved 5.35 miles of SR 17 starting south of the I-90/SR 17 interchange and finishing north of Randolph Rd. It did not include the 3 mile section from Pioneer Way to Stratford Rd. that was widened to 4 lanes in 2007.
Construction began April 14th and was complete June 27th, 2008.
By providing a smoother driving surface, new high-visibility striping, centerline rumble strips, new guardrail, recessed pavement markers and signs.
| Economic Incentive
This section of SR 17 was in need of pavement restoration due to the deterioration of the existing asphalt and was replaced at the lowest life cycle cost - a quarter of what a roadway rebuild would cost, had the deterioration been allowed to continue. The roadway was also improved with a stronger asphalt to handle the increasing amount of traffic.
Partnerships & Cooperation
Sidewalk ramps throughout the project were upgraded to current American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
The project was advertised for private contractor bids on November 5th, 2007. Two bids were opened on December 6th. On the 10th, Contract #7445 was awarded to the low bidder, Central Washington Asphalt, Inc. for $2,042,209.95, 11% below the engineering estimate.
This project was funded from the following sources:
- Pre-Existing Gas Tax - $3.28 million
Project Engineer Eric Pierson
WSDOT North Central Region
P.O. Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone: (509) 667-2870 or
toll free (888) 461-8816
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