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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

For August 20-25

REVISED Aug. 17

Contact: Jeff Adamson  Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)  

Events:

    • US 97 at Omak remains closed until 9 p.m. Aug. 28.  All highway traffic is detoured through town. Expect congestion and delays. (see below) 
    • On the US 2 trestle this weekend, from 7 p.m. Friday, Aug 17 to 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20 ALL WB LANES between SR 9 and I-5 will be closed as crews start repaving the west end of the trestle.
    • Monday through Friday, expect single lane closures in both directions on I-90 during the day for bridge work near Cle Elum at MP 86 and near Ellensburg at MP 102.
    • Chelan County Projects - Alerts & Restrictions 

    • City of Wenatchee Projects 

    • Coming this month & September: A bridge closure on SR 26 east of Othello requiring a 15 minute detour for those heading to and from WSU.
    • Coming in September: A week long closure of Blewett Pass Sept. 9-14 for replacement of culverts requiring alternate routes from I-90 to US 2.

Projects - by highway 

(US 97) NCR 17-19 Weathering Guardrail Rehabilitation- Contract #9246
Counties: Chelan/Kittitas, Highway: US 97, Region: North Central
Location: MP 161.82 to MP 176.0 two miles south of the Blewett summit at Swauk campground to 3 miles north of the summit at Ruby Ck. Rd.
Description: In this $980K project, Coral Construction crews are replacing deteriorating guardrail in a 14 mile section over the summit of Blewett Pass. Work began June 18 and should be done by Labor Day.
Work Schedule: Monday through Wednesday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect two way traffic with minimal delays with lane shifts in 3 lane sections, from 2 miles south to 10 miles north of the Blewett Summit for guardrail and guidepost installation.
Contact: David Kieninger, Project Engineer (509) 667-2861

(New) US 97 South of Brewster left turn lane
County: Okanogan Hwy.: US 97 Region: North Central
Location: MP 258-259 Northwest Wholesale
Description: This WSDOT maintenance project installs a Two Way Left Turn Lanes for Brewster Grange Rd. including grinding and paving the centerline rumblestrips and removing existing foglines.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect short delays with single lane flagger controlled traffic.
Contact: WSDOT Maintenance: 509.667-3083

US 97 Okanogan River Bridge at Omak - Deck Repair #009279
Counties: Okanogan, Highway: US 97 Region: North Central
Location: MP 285.6 to MP 292.6 Jct. w/SR 20 north to Jct. w/SR 215
Description: This $670K Hamilton Construction Co project replaces the top surface of the deteriorating concrete deck of the bridge at US 97 MP 292 just south of Riverside Dr./Engh Rd.
Work begins August 1 and should be complete by Labor Day.
Work Schedule: Until 9 p.m. Aug. 28, US 97 will remain closed from the jct. w/SR 155, and the jct. w/SR 215 (Riverside Dr./Engh Rd.)  for bridge deck repairs. Hwy. 97 traffic is being detoured through town: The 6 mile truck detour runs between the jct. w/SR 20 in Okanogan at MP 286.2 to the jct. w/SR 215 in Omak at MP 292.3. The much shorter auto detour route runs between the jct. w/SR 155 (Dayton St.) to the jct. w/SR 215 (Riverside Dr./Engh Rd.).
Contact: David Kieninger, Project Engineer (509) 667-2861

(SR 17) Prior Farms Left Turn Lane Contract #9270
Counties: Grant, Highway: SR 17 Region: North Central
Location: MP 35.80 to MP 36.14 Between Othello and Moses Lake
Description: In this $400k project, Central Washington Asphalt is constructing a southbound left turn lane by installing crushed surfacing base course, asphalt paving, illumination, striping, and other work. Crews began July 16 and should be complete by the end of August.
Work schedule: Monday ONLY 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect lane shifts with up to 20 minute delays for installation of plastic pavement markings.
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882

SR 24 Vernita Bridge to 10 mi. So. of Othello fire damaged guardrail repair
Counties: Grant/Adams Hwy.: SR 24 Region: North Central
Location: MP 44 to 69
Description: Frank Gurney Co. crews are repairing fire damaged guardrail.
Work Schedule: Monday & Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. expect short delays with single lane automated flagger controlled traffic.
Contact: WSDOT Maintenance 509.667.3067

(SR 153) Methow River Bridges Structural Rehabilitation Phase 2 Contract #9259
County: Okanogan, Highway: SR 153 Region: North Central
Location: MP 13.45 to MP 22.39 Between Methow & Carlton
Description: Combined Construction Inc. is performing bridge rehabilitation work on bridges 153/13, 153/15, 153/16, 153/17, and 153/20. Work began July 9 and should be complete by mid November.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. no traffic impacts expected this week for under-deck rehabilitation work on bridge columns.
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882

SR 155 Nespelem to Omak Fiber Microtrench installation
County: Okanogan Hwy. SR 155 Region: North Central
Location: MP 49 to MP 60
Description: Microtrench conduit & cable installation from Nespelem to Disautel summit in the northbound lane and from Disautel to Omak in the southbound lane. Work resumed July 30 and should be complete in Oct.
Work Schedule: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. expect less than 20 minute delays with single lane flagger controlled traffic.
Contact: WSDOT Utilities 509.667.3062

(New) SR 243 South of Schwana shoulder repair
County: Grant Hwy.: SR 243 Region: North Central
Location: MP 17-18 2 miles south of Schwana/3 miles north of Mattawa
Description: WSDOT Maintenance Slope safety improvement installing rock to fill and restore the west shoulder.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. expect short delays with alternating one way traffic using auto flaggers.
Contact: WSDOT Maintenance 509-754-2056

SR 285 Wenatchee Area Paving and ADA Compliance- Contract #9260
County: Chelan, Highway: SR 285 Region: North Central
Location: MP 0.79 to MP 5.04 Wenatchee-Bridge St. north to US 2.
Description: In this $6M project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are planing and paving 4 miles of SR 285 as well as numerous adjacent city side streets. They will also be updating ADA curb ramps and signal systems as well as bridge deck work on the bridges over the Wenatchee River.  Work began June 24 and should be complete by late October.
Work Schedule: 
Sunday 8/19 to Tuesday
8/21 Crews will be grinding the roadway on North Wenatchee Ave.,from Miller street intersection to the junction of US 2. Side streets will include east Maple, parts of Horse Lake road, Maiden Lane, Miller and Easy street. Paving this same area is currently scheduled for Wednesday 8/22 to Thursday 8/23. 

Monday 8/20 ONLY, the Easy Street exit off SR 285 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. Tuesday morning while a City of Wenatchee contractor cuts an open trench for a new sewer line. Follow the detour signs.

Wednesday night 8/22 ONLY, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the city of Wenatchee will be closing Mission Street from 5th to 7th Street to install a water line crossing before the paving starts. There's a detour down to Wenatchee Ave.

Sunday 8/19 through Thursday 8/23 nights 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect lane shifts with lane closures on Mission St. and N. Wenatchee Ave. and some side streets.

Sunday 8/19 through Thursday 8/23, other crews will be installing traffic signal junction boxes and electrical upgrades on Kittitas, 1st, 7th, 9th, Maple Streets and Maiden Lane. Still other crews will be replacing ADA ramps on sidewalks throughout the project. Expect pedestrian detours around those locations.

Next weekend, Friday 8/24 and Saturday 8/25, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., 5th Street will be closed for only the lanes approaching Mission Street for one block on either side for signal and electrical work.

Contact: David Kieninger, Project Engineer (509) 667-2861

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