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US 2 - Stevens Pass Summit - Pedestrian Safety - Complete November 2010

Nov 5
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This project is located at the summit of Stevens Pass on US 2 from MP 64.60 to MP 64.64 in King and Chelan Counties.

Pedestrian crossing US 2 to Stevens Pass Ski Area View entire photo
The (before) photo above shows a pedestrian crossing the highway at Stevens Pass to access the ski area. 

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  An artist's rendition of the finished bridge.

Status

Completed November 2010

Construction began May 3, 2010 and the bridge opened to public use Nov. 5.

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This pedestrian risk, safety project provides a bridge over US 2, eliminating people/car conflicts on the roadway.  The project also installed access control barrier to prevent pedestrians from walking across the roadway and a right turn lane into the ski area's west summit parking lot to improve mobility. 

Why is WSDOT building a pedestrian crossing, controlling access and installing a right turn lane?
Many skiers must walk across US 2 to access the Stevens Pass Ski Area from its primary parking lot.  Hikers must cross the highway to travel the Pacific Crest Trail.  The at-grade crossing posed a hazard to pedestrians and motorists.  The new right turn lane allows skiers to safely slow and enter the parking lot, reducing the conflict with eastbound US 2 traffic.

The End Result
The crossing separates the pedestrians from the motorists creating a safer environment for skiers, forest users and motorists.  The right turn lane into the ski area parking lot reduces the likelihood of collisions in the eastbound lanes west of the summit.

Project Benefits

  • Improved passage over the highway for pedestrians
  • Improved mobility for motorists
  • Improved pedestrian recreation access

 

What is the project timeline?
Construction began May 3, 2010 and was substantially complete in 135 working days, by Nov. 5.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 200200T
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $3,175
Total $3,175

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

This project was advertised for private contractor bids on November 16, 2009. On Dec. 21 contract #7857 was awarded to Tri-State Construction, Inc. for $1,785,325.20. The bid was 29% below the engineering estimate.

Project funding came from the following sources:

  • Pre Existing Gas Tax - $1.67 million
  • Forest Highway Enhancement Grants - $1.44 million
  • Stevens Pass Winter Resort - $0.12 million
  • Total funding from all sources - $3.22 million

How can I get more information?
Contact:
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
Email:  mailto:PiersoE@wsdot.wa.gov

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