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Weekly Travel Advisory

For April 14-18

Updated: 4 p.m., Friday, Apr. 11
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

  • The  Blue Lake Rest Area on SR 17-MP 89.5 between Soap Lake and Coulee City reopened for the season on April 7.

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

King County

US 2 (MP 61-64) Stevens Pass West Slope Stabilization 
Shut down for winter. Will resume this summer.


Chelan County

US 2 (MP 89.9-93) Tumwater Canyon Bridge Replacements 
Shut down for winter. Will resume this summer.


NCR Chip Seal 2014 - US 97, US 97A, SR 150

US 97A (MP 214-232) Entiat to Chelan
Monday ONLY
, daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is fog sealing over new patches and repaired cracks.

US 97A (MP 236-239) Wal-Mart to Hugo @ US 97
Monday ONLY,
daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is fog sealing over new patches and repaired cracks.

SR 150 (MP 10-12) WSDOT shed to Chelan Falls @ US 97
Tuesday ONLY
, daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is fog sealing over new patches and repaired cracks.

US 97 (MP 235-248) Chelan Falls to N. of Wells Dam
(no work this week)

In this $15.5 project,
Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov (509) 324-6252


Douglas County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 - SR 172, SR 174 & Spur:

SR 172 (MP 18-35) W. of Mansfield to SR 17
Monday ONLY
, daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays and flaggers where a crew is installing a concrete 18 inch pipe and another crew will be applying hot mix asphalt pavement patches.
Tuesday ONLY, daylight hours, expect up to 20 min. delays with flaggers where a crew is fog sealing over new hot mix asphalt patches.

SR 174 (MP 0-21) Leahy Jct. @ SR 17 to Grand Coulee @ SR 155
Tuesday ONLY
, daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is grinding down old pavement.

SR 174 Spur (MP 20-21) Grand Coulee
(no work this week)

In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov (509) 324-6252


Okanogan County


NCR Chip Seal 2014
- SR 17, SR 20, US 97:

US 97 (MP 314-326) Tonasket North
Monday ONLY,
expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is grinding down old pavement.

SR 17 (MP 128-144) W. of Bridgeport @ SR 174 to E. of Brewster @ US 97
Monday ONLY,
daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays and flaggers where a crew is grinding down old pavement.

SR 20 (MP 209-227) Loup Loup Pass
Tuesday through Thursday,
daylight hours, expect 20 minute delays and flaggers where a crew is digging out, repairing and asphalt patching damaged spots in the driving lanes.

US 97 (MP 260-286) Brewster@ SR 173 to Okanogan @ SR 20
Tuesday through Thursday,
daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays and flaggers where a crew is applying hot mix asphalt pavement patches.
 
SR 20 (MP 261-266) Tonasket East
(no work this week)

In this $15.5 project
, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov (509) 324-6252


(To Start 4/21)
SR 155/ SR 215 (MP 79-81 & 0-6.25) Omak Area Paving
Monday through Thursday, daylight hours, expect no traffic impacts as construction begins with work on concrete sidewalks, drainage and illumination foundations.

There will be an open house at our Okanogan maintenance facility on US 97 on Wednesday April 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to learn more about the project which will take four months to complete.

Project Engineer:
Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Grant County

I-90 (MP 137-148) West of George Paving 
One lane will be open in each direction at all times. The speed through the work zones is reduced to 50 mph.

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., expect single lane closures, and narrowed lanes where a crew is grinding off old pavement eastbound from the Vantage bridge.
Monday and Tuesday, the paving crew will be finishing the westbound lanes down to the bridge.
Wednesday through Friday, they'll switch and pave the eastbound lanes starting at the bridge.  

In this $2.8 Million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews will pave 11 miles of driving lanes on I-90 from the SR 243/26 interchange at the east end of the Vantage Bridge to a mile west of the SR 281 Quincy/George exit. The contract includes shoulder repairs, as well as resurfacing of the Wanapum and Echo Scenic Overlooks (EB & WB exits 139) and the Silica Road interchange (exit 143). Work began Mar. 21 and should be complete by the end of June.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


NCR Chip Seal 2014 - US 2, SR 155, SR 174:

US 2 (MP 189-208) Coulee City @ SR 17 to W. of Almira
(no work this week)

SR 155 (MP 0-25) Coulee City @ US 2 to Grand Coulee @ SR 174
Monday through Thursday,
daylight hours, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew is crack sealing lanes and shoulders.

SR 155 (MP 25-30) Grand Coulee @ SR 174 to Elmer City
(no work this week).

SR 174 (MP 21-23) Grand Coulee @ SR 155 to E. of Spring Canyon
(no work this week).

In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov (509) 324-6252


(New)
SR 243 (MP 13.5-14) Mattawa intersection improvement
Monday through Friday
, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect occasional delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers directing traffic on SR 243 or Road 24 SW as needed where crews are constructing a roundabout.

In this $1.25 million project, West Co. crews are building a single lane roundabout at the intersection of SR 243 and Road 24 SW and adds sidewalks and new lighting. Work began off road on Friday, April 11 and will be complete in early June.
Project Engineer, Josh Patrick (509) 667-2880 


(To Start 4/21) SR 171 (MP 0 to 3.5) Moses Lake Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Monday through Friday
, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect lane shifts and some occasional flagger controlled traffic at any of the eight intersections on Broadway between I-90 and SR 17 that are being upgraded with new pedestrian safety features.

In this $400K project Colvico Inc. crews are installing new rectangular rapid flashing beacons, new audible push button controls and new street lights at Melva, Driggs, Burress, Gibby, Western, Gumwood, Dogwood and Third. Work begins April 21 and should be complete by June.
Project Engineer: Josh Patrick 509-667-2880

NCR Chip Seal 2014 - SR 24, SR 26:

SR 24 (MP 62-80) Othello @ SR 26, South
(no work this week)
SR 26 (MP 42-61) Othello @ SR 17, E. to SR 395
(no work this week)

In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov (509) 324-6252 


(WSDOT maintenance)

SR 17 (MP 14.7-18.0) Scootney Park vicinity pavement repair
Monday through Thursday,
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car led, single lane traffic where WSDOT maintenance crews are crack sealing the lanes and shoulders from near the Adams county line, south to the SR 260 turnoff to Connell.

Work began April 7 and should be complete by this Thursday, April 17.

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