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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for August 1-7, 2015

Update: Friday July, 31. 

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

  • Share the Road. The Courage Classic Bicycle Tour over Snoqualmie, Blewett and Stevens Passes runs Saturday 8/1 through Monday 8/3. 
  • Filming of a car commercial is scheduled on SR 155 along Banks Lake near Steamboat Rock on Tuesday, 8/4. Expect flaggers and short delays when the cameras are rolling.
  • Westbound Lane Closure  on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass will restrict traffic to a single lane 24 hours a day starting at 9 p.m. Monday, to 9 a.m. Friday, seven miles east of Snoqualmie Pass.
    The closure will allow crews to finish building detours for the next phase to widen I-90 from four to six lanes.
  • On the I-90 Vantage Bridge, one eastbound lane is closed all summer for the repainting project - consider an alternate route or travel time.
  • WSDOT Eastern Washington Twitter Feed: Just go to your twitter account, search for, and follow: @WSDOT_East and the connection is made. To set up your own account on your computer, go to www.twitter.com or download the Twitter app on your smart phone or tablet. Then watch for news from the Spokane, Wenatchee, and Yakima WSDOT Region teams.

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

Kittitas County

(New) US 97 (MP 150 & 178) ITS backup power/VMS replacements
Monday through Thursday
, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect only shoulder closures where crews are installing foundations for new electronic message signs at Lauderdale and Ingalls Creek.
In this $653K project, Northeast Electric crews are replacing two outdated electronic message signs and installing 8 uninterruptable power supply systems to power signs and weather stations in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties during outages. Work begins August 3 and should be complete by late September. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

Chelan & Douglas Counties

SR 285/CO (MP 2.9 to MP 4.6) Chelan Avenue Paving
Monday through Thursday 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect single lane closures between 8 and 9 p.m.; double lane closures 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. where crews are installing traffic detection loops at intersections and paving the driving lanes.

*The City of Wenatchee is also widening the NW corner of the intersection of Chelan, Miller & Springwater and the PUD is moving power poles, etc. to accommodate. Here are the details.
*More widening is coming to the other end of Chelan Avenue at Peachy St. later this month Here are those details.

In this $1.2 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are paving the 3 driving lanes on the 1-3/4 mile long Chelan Avenue between Miller and Mission Streets. Besides grinding, then paving, the project also includes crack sealing and fog sealing areas not being paved (parking), sidewalk ramp improvements, updated traffic signal controls for pedestrians, new signs and striping as well as electronic upgrades.  The project began June 15 and should be complete by September.   Read the News Release.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


(New) US 97 (MP 150 & 178) ITS backup power/VMS replacements
Monday through Thursday,
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect only shoulder closures where crews are installing foundations for replacement electronic message signs at Lauderdale and Ingalls Creek.
In this $653K project, Northeast Electric crews are replacing two outdated electronic message signs and installing 8 uninterruptable power supply systems to power signs and weather stations in Kittitas, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties during outages. Work begins August 3 and should be complete by late September. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


SR 207 (MP 0 - 4.3) Coles Corner to Lake Wenatchee chip seal 
Monday & Tuesday:
6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and a pilot car where crews are slurry sealing (mixture of liquid asphalt and sand to improve the shoulders for bicycles).
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 Apr. 6
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


US 2 (MP 78-79) Rayrock Springs Salmon habitat restoration
Monday through Thursday,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect the eastbound outside lane to be closed and traffic shifted to the center lane (near the Knife shop) while the Yakama Nation restores fish habitat in Nason Creek. Work began June 15 and should finish in mid-August.


SR 971 (MP 13-15) South Lakeshore power pole and line replacements 
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 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 April 20 and ends mid-August.

Grant & Adams Counties

SR 28 (MP 19-28) Quincy West-chip seal 
Wednesday & Thursday
6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and a pilot car as crews spray a liquid asphalt seal on the roadway surface.
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 Waligorski (509) 667-2860


(New) SR 281 (MP 9.5-9.7) So. of Quincy Rd. 9 NW left turn lanes
Monday through Thursday
, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect shoulder closures, lane shifts and some occasional flagger controlled lane closures as crews remove stripes, saw-cut the pavement at the fog lines and excavate to build the widenings for the new center left turn pockets.
In this $520K project, Central Washington Asphalt crews will widen the road and restripe it to create left turn pockets to protect traffic turning from the highway onto Rd. 9 NW. The speed limit has already been reduced from 60 to 50 through the intersection. The project will also install new lighting. Work begins August 3 and should be complete in September. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


SR 281 Spur (MP 2.6-4.3) Jct. SR 281 to I-90 chip seal  
Thursday Only:
6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with one way alternating piloted traffic as crews spray a liquid asphalt seal on the shoulders.
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 Waligorski (509) 667-2860


SR 17 (MP 22 - 43) South of Othello to Warden chip sealing 
Monday & Tuesday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and a pilot car as crews spray a liquid asphalt seal on the roadway surface and spread shoulder rock. 
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 Waligorski (509) 667-2860 

Okanogan County

(New) US 97 (MP 250.3) South of Pateros pavement sensors
Tuesday & Wednesday Only
7 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled traffic when needed where our Traffic Data Office technicians are installing pavement sensors for a new data collection site, 3 miles south of Pateros.

2015 Projects -

  • NCR Seal 2015
  • NCR Guardrail Update-COMPLETE
  • 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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