Construction began May 11 and was complete August 20, 2009. This roadway preservation project repaved 8.84 miles of SR 28 and 0.55 miles of SR 281 which were in need of restoration due to deterioration of the existing asphalt. Stronger asphalt was utilized to handle the increase in heavy truck traffic on this busy route to the growing Port of Quincy. On SR 28 the project started west of the City of Quincy, ending at Winchester. At Road K-NW, east of Quincy we also installed illumination and a left turn lane.
This project restored the structural integrity of the pavement and improves safety by installing high visibility striping, rumble strips, new guardrail and new illumination and a left turn lane at K NW. Sidewalk ramps throughout the project were upgraded to current American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
| Protects Environment
Central Washington Asphalt used a new asphalt technology called Warm Mix Asphalt that is produced at a lower temperature. It is a more environmentally friendly because it takes less energy to make and produces fewer noxious fumes.
| Economic Incentive
This project reduces maintenance costs by replacing the pedestrian warning lights at 4th Ave SE. A new overhead system replaces the old in-pavement system that the snow plows broke.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT, the City of Quincy, the Port of Quincy and Central Washington Asphalt worked collaboratively to stage the project to have the least impact on commuters and commerce, including doing much of the work at night.
The project was advertised for private contractor bids on November 24th, 2008. Two qualified bids were opened January 15th and contract #7645 was awarded to Central Washington Asphalt,Inc. on January 20, 2009 for $2,574,636.90, $500,000 (18% under the engineering estimate).
This project was funded from the following sources:
• Pre-Existing Gas Tax - $2.72 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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