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SR 26 - Grant County Line to SR 17 Paving - Complete August 2011

Complete August 4, 2011
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  11 miles of highway from 9 miles west of Othello to 2 miles east was repaved.

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The chip seal resurfacing looked like this.


Complete August 2011

Construction began May 16 and was complete within 40 working days on August 4. 2011.

This roadway preservation project resurfaced 11.21 miles of SR-26 from the Grant County Line to SR-17, just east of Othello.

Why is WSDOT chip sealing and paving this section of SR-26?
The roadway needed pavement restoration due to the deterioration of the existing asphalt driving surface.  The roadway was preserved with pavement repairs and a chip seal between MP 31.17 and MP 40.40, and with a Hot Mix Asphalt overlay between MP 40.40 and MP 42.38.

The End Result
This project restored structural integrity, extended pavement life, and updated safety features including striping, signage, rumble strips and reflective pavement markers.

Project Benefits

  • Extends roadway life
  • Provides a smoother driving surface
  • Updates safety features

What is the project timeline?
Construction began May 16 and was complete August 4, 2011.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 202600K
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $2,026
CWA $0
Total $2,026

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

This project was advertised for private contractor bids Sept. 7, 2010. Three qualified bids were opened on Oct. 7. On Oct. 12, contract #8013 was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt, Inc. for $1,594,632.03, 14% below the engineering estimate.

This project is funded through the following sources:

  • Pre-existing Gas Tax - $1.0 million
  • ARRA - $1.3 million
  • Total Funding from all sources - $2.3 million

How can I get more information?
Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski
WSDOT North Central Region
PO Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone:  509-667-2860 or toll free (888) 461-8816

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