This Collision Reduction Safety Improvement project installed 6.17 miles of concrete jersey barrier between Cashmere and the US 2/97 Blewett Junction, excluding the intersections to eliminate head-on/crossover collisions in this area previously identified as a High Accident Corridor (HAC).
The 2002 US 2/97 Safety Corridor Study (pdf 1.86 mb) recommends short and long term projects to address these "areas of potential improvement" between the Big Y interchange and Wenatchee. This project was recommended in that study.
Construction began May 5 and was complete on Sept. 29, 2008.
Reducing median crossover collisions by installing 20,000 feet of concrete barrier and impact attenuators.
Addresses a High Accident Corridor (HAC) location.
Partnerships & Cooperation
A public open house was held at the Cashmere Riverside Center on June 6th, 2007 to describe the project's access impacts and get input. The project was also detailed in presentations to the Cashmere Town Council and the Leavenworth Town Council at public meetings in April and May.
This project was advertised for private contractor bids on December 17th, 2007 and on January 23rd Contract #7466 was awarded to Granite Northwest, Inc., dba Basin Asphalt, for $1,812,109.65.
This project is funded through the following sources:
- Pre-Existing Gas Tax - $2.02 million
- Total funding from all sources - $2.02 million
Bob Romine, Project Engineer
WSDOT - North Central Region
PO Box 98
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Phone: 509-667-2880 or toll free 1-800-461-8816
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