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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for Sept. 29- Oct. 3

Updated: Monday, Sept. 26
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

  • When any state highways in the region are closed, check for detours and travel restrictions on the WSDOT Traffic and Roads "Alerts" webpage.
  • Until late this month, expect short delays and pilot car led single lane traffic to continue on SR 20 at MP 208 between Twisp and Loup Loup summit where a washout is being repaired.
  • On SR 153, expect to continue to be detoured around a washout between Carlton and Twisp onto the county's Twisp-Carlton Rd. until late October, too.

Click on the project title to visit its web page. Work is always dependent on weather and no construction delays 

Chelan County

US 2 (MP 89.9-93) Tumwater Canyon Bridge Replacements 
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect some occasional 10 minute delays each day for vehicles entering and leaving the work zone, while the crew is finishing detail work and cleaning up the work site. 

In this $8.5 million project, Selland Construction Co. crews replaced three bridges, over Drury Canyon Creek and (two miles upstream) the Wenatchee River Green Bridge in Tumwater Canyon and the Chiwaukum Creek Bridge, 3/4 of a mile west of the top of the Canyon. Work also included new turning lanes into the Tumwater Campground. Construction began August 1, 2011 and should be complete this week.
Project Engineer: Josh Patrick (509) 667-2880

US 2 (MP 64.5-71.5) Stevens Pass East Paving
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect lane shifts for shoulder finishing, raising survey monuments, installing guideposts and other finishing work.
Speed is still reduced to 45 and when necessary, bicyclists and pedestrians will continue be bussed around the work zone.

In this $4 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews will repave the four lanes from the summit east for 7 miles with asphalt. The parking area for Bygone Byways will be fog-sealed. Safety features will be upgraded including rumble strips, striping and signs. Work began July 14 and should be complete in early October.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860 

Douglas County

SR 28 (MP 7.8-8.4) Rock Island Road Intersection Improvements
Monday through Friday,
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect slower traffic, but no delays with a lane shift for westbound traffic as a crew is erecting luminaire (light) poles, installing new signs and seeding the side-slopes.

In this $260,000 project, Granite Construction Co. will add a lane, pave the intersection with asphalt, apply new plastic pavement markings, stripes, signs guideposts and a new illumination system. Work began Sept. 15 and should be done in early October.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Okanogan County

SR 155/ SR 215 (MP 79-81 & 0-6.25) Omak Area Paving
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect lane shifts or closures where crews are applying permanent pavement markings and adjusting utility covers. (No night work).

In this $3.2 million project,
Granite Construction upgraded sidewalks to ADA standards, and paved SR 215 from Omak through Okanogan as well as the SR 155 Spur in Omak. Work began April 21 and should be complete in early October.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Grant County

SR 17 (MP 75.4-76.1) Soap Lake lane reconfiguration
Monday through Friday
, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect slow traffic but no delays for lane shifts as a crew applies new permanent pavement markings.

In this $80,000 safety improvement project, Apply-A-Line Inc. crews are reconfiguring the driving lanes through town from two lanes in each direction to one lane plus a bike lane. Work began Sept. 22 and should be complete in early October. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

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