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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for May 4 -8, 2015

Updated: Monday, May 4.
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

  • The Iron Goat Trail and Interpretive Site at MP 58, six miles west of Stevens Pass, reopened at noon on Monday, May 4
  • On Saturday May 9, on SR 20 near Mazama, watch for intermittent closures from 9 to about 10:30 a.m. to allow participants in the 35 annual Sunflower marathon and relay to cross the highway safely.
  • On Saturday May 9, on SR 20 in Winthrop from 11 to Noon, expect a detour onto local streets while the highway through town is closed for the 70th annual '49er Days Parade.
  • On Saturday May 9, on US 97 in Oroville, expect a detour onto local streets while the highway through town is closed from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for the annual May Festival Grand Parade.
  • On Saturday May 9, on SR 150 in Manson, expect to be detoured onto local streets as the highway through town is closed from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Manson Apple Blossom Festival and Grand Parade.
  • On Saturday May 9, on SR 155 in Grand Coulee, expect a detour on local streets while the highway through town is closed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Colorama Festival Parade.
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Click on the project title to visit its web page. Work is always dependent on weather and no construction delays 

Chelan County

SR 971 (MP 13-15) South Lakeshore power pole and line replacements
Monday through Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., between Minneapolis Beach and Pat and Mike's, expect shoulder closures, lane shifts or flagger controlled traffic as needed where utility crews are replacing power poles and power lines. Project started 4/20 and ends mid August.

(New) US 97 (MP 159-160) Swauk Campground shoulder preservation
Monday through Thursday,
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect delays of less than 20 minutes while our crew builds a gabion basket wall (big rocks in wire mesh) to stop runoff from washing out the highway shoulder four miles south of the Blewett Pass summit at the Swauk Campground.

Grant County

SR 28 (MP 19-28) Quincy West-chip seal
No work this week
as the patches cure.
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing sections of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


SR 281 Spur (MP 2.6-4.3) Jct. SR 281 to I-90-chip seal 
No work this week
as the patches cure.
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing 36 miles on five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


Adams County

SR 17 (MP 22 - 43) South of Othello to Warden crack sealing
Monday - Thursday,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic where crews are crack sealing, removing pavement markings and applying asphalt patches in advance of chip sealing coming later this summer.
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


Okanogan County


(New) US 97 (MP 301.45 - 314.12) Riverside to Tonasket chip seal
Tuesday through Thursday,
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect a pilot car and flagger controlled traffic where our maintenance crew is chip sealing damaged pavement. Work begins May 5 and should be complete May 12.


US 97 (MP 290) Omak Casino Intersection Improvement 
Monday ONLY,
7 a.m. to 2 p.m., expect occasional short delays with flagger controlled traffic when crew members are applying compost and and hyrdroseeding.
In this project, Selland Construction of Wenatchee's crews are adding a left turn lane for the new resort which includes sawcutting the existing pavement, new underground electrical work, drainage, earthwork, paving and new stripes and signage. Work began March 2 and should be complete May 4.
Special Projects Engineer: Wick McCurdy (509) 667-3067


2015 Projects -

  • NCR Seal 2015
  • NCR Guardrail Update
  • NCR Sign Update-COMPLETE
  • NCR Backup Power - Mtn. Passes
  • US 2/Stevens Pass - ITS Emergency Power
  • US 2/East Wenatchee N.-Access Control Purchase
  • SR 17/S of Othello-Left Turn Lanes
  • SR 20/Winthrop VMS
  • US 97A/Entiat Pedestrian Improvements-COMPLETE
  • SR 281/S. of Quincy @ Rd. 9 NW-Left Turn Lanes 
  • SR 285/CO Wenatchee Area Paving
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