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A new turn lane will be built at the Barber Road intersection with US 97 at MP 221 in Douglas County.
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- Before - A new turn lane will be built at the Barber Road intersection with US 97.
Construction begins June 3 and should be complete in 25 working days, in early July.
Check the North Central Region’s weekly Construction Update and Travel Advisory
for construction progress and traffic impacts.
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This I-2 Highway Capital Improvement - Collision Prevention Safety Project will install a turning lane on US 97 at Barber Road in Douglas County.
Why is WSDOT
upgrading this intersection?
This project is to reduce the frequency and severity of traffic conflicts and improve mobility. Due to increased development that has increased traffic in the area served by Barber Road, a Northbound turn lane will be added in addition to the existing southbound right turn pocket. The road will be widened, new illumination and pavement markings will be installed, and slope flattening will improve visibility.
The End Result
Traffic will have a safe place to wait, outside the through lanes, improving mobility and reducing the potential for rear end and T-bone collisions.
The new left turn Lane will seperate turning traffic from the mainline through traffic, decreasing traffic conflicts.
What is the project timeline?
Construction is scheduled to start June 3 and is expected to be complete in 25 working days.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
|Financial Data for PIN 209700H
||Amount ($ in thousands)
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
This project was advertised for private contractor bids Nov. 5, 2012. Four bids were opened on Nov. 29. On Dec. 12, Contract #8392 was awarded to Selland Construction, Inc. for $277,055.00, 28% below the engineering estimate.
The project is funded through the following sources:
- Pre-existing Gas Tax - $457,000
- Total Funding from all sources - $457,000
How can I get more information?
Bob Romine, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
2830 Euclid Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801-5916
Phone: (509) 667-2880 or toll free (888) 461-8816
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