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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

 - For October 16-20

Updated: Friday October 13
Contact: Jeff Adamson  Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)  

Current Projects - by highway:


US 2 BNSF Trestle Repair
County: Chelan Highway: US 2 Region: North Central
Location: MP 72 eight miles east of Stevens Summit
Description: Repairing concrete piers under the RR overpass. Work began 10/2 and should be complete by mid- November.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., expect less than 20 minute delays with single lane, flagger-controlled traffic.
Snow on the road cancels work.
Contact: WSDOT Utilities 509-667-3060


US 2/97 Odabashian Bridge expansion joint repairs
Counties: Chelan, Douglas Highway: US 2/97 Region: North Central
Location: MP 119-120 EB outside lane - Odabashian Bridge
Description: Placing asphalt to address bumpiness issue at expansion joints.
Work Schedule: Tuesday ONLY, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., expect an EB traffic shift to the inside lane while crews are working in the outside lane. Possible slowdowns depending on traffic volume, but no delays anticipated.
Contact: WSDOT maintenance 509-667-2802


SR 26/Intersection Improvements - Contract #9080
County: Adams and Grant Highway: SR 26 Region: North Central
Location: Milepost 0.79-1.29 and 38.25-38.77.
Description: In this $600K project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are working at two locations. The first location is at SR 26 Milepost 0.79 to 1.29 at the junction of SR 243 and includes the installation of a "Your Speed", and "Watch for Entering Traffic When Flashing" signs along with other permanent signing and pavement marking revisions. The second is at SR 26 Milepost 38.25 to 38.77 at the intersection of Thacker Road and includes realignment of Thacker Road, installation of "Your Speed" signs, permanent signing revisions, pavement marking revisions, culvert, fencing, and railroad crossing work. Work began August 21 and should be complete this month.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for electrical and sign work:

  • Othello: SR 26 MP 38 to MP 39 (intersection of SR 26 at Thacker Road), expect occasional 5 minute delays with 4-way intersection flagger controlled traffic at the intersection.
  • Vantage: SR 26 MP 0.79-1.29 (Intersection of SR 26 at SR 243), expect occasional 5 minute delays with 3-way intersection flagger controlled traffic at the intersection.

Contact: Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski, (509)667-2861


SR 150/ No-See-Um Road - Intersection Improvements - Contract #9010
County: Chelan Highway: SR 150 Region: North Central
Location: Milepost 6.67-7.50, NoSeeUm Rd.
Description: This $5.3M project includes the construction of a roundabout, a shared use path, drainage and utility work.
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Expect flaggers and delays of 20 minutes. Traffic backups may occasionally extend into Chelan as crews work on planing, utility adjustments, curbing and other work. Two separate flagger controlled single alternating lane closures can be expected on both the Manson and Chelan side of the roundabout.
No-See-Um Road is closed with traffic detoured onto Golf Course Road.
Contact: Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski, (509)667-2861


SR 153 Methow River Bridges Structural Rehabilitation
Contract 9112
County: Okanogan Highway SR 153 Region: North Central
Location: MP 13.5 to 19 between Methow and Carlton
Description: Phase one retrofits bridges #153/13, 15, 16, & 17 by adding concrete collars as well as additional concrete repairs on the columns and horizontal struts between them. Work began 8/17 and will be suspended for winter by Halloween.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Expect up to 10 minute delays with flaggers when needed on bridges between Methow and Carlton where crews are pouring concrete, building work platforms, removing deteriorated concrete, and placing column dowel bars.
Contact: Project Engineer Dan Lewis, (509) 667-2880


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