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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for March 30-April 3, 2015

Updated: Tuesday, March 31.
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

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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

(WSDOT Bridge Crew) 

(New) SR 285 (MP 4) Northbound Wenatchee River Bridge Inspection
Saturday (April 4)
6 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect the outside lane to be closed where our Under Bridge Inspection Truck (UBIT) is being used for bi-annual structural and safety inspection of the bridge.

(WSDOT maintenance)

(New) US 97A (MP 217-238) Entiat through Chelan ditch clearing
Monday through Thursday,
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect short delays and flaggers and a pilot car where needed as our maintenance crews clear debris from ditches along the highway from Entiat through Chelan down to Hugo (US 97).

(WSDOT maintenance) 

(New) US 97A (MP 223-230) Knapps Hill Tunnel drainage repairs
Tuesday ONLY,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., expect the tunnel to be closed and a detour in place on SR 971 between Navarre Coulee and Pat and Mike's where our crews are cleaning the drainage system in the tunnel and the ditches below it.

US97A (MP 216) Entiat Pedestrian Improvements
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
expect no delays, but possible slow downs when traffic is shifted around the closed northbound lane where crews are saw-cutting pavement and pouring curb and gutter for the new sidewalk.
In this $240K project, Halme Builders, Inc. of Davenport, are building a new sidewalk, curb, gutter and drainage system on the east of the highway from the Kiwanis Park ball field to Pine Meadows Road in downtown Entiat. A block of Wisdom St. and Pine Meadows will also get sidewalk. This will also complete a walking loop from the Columbia River Waterfront trail. Work began March 16 and should be complete mid-April.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

(WSDOT Traffic Data Office) 

(New) US 2 (MP 103-104) Peshastin traffic sensor repairs
Tuesday ONLY,
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect short delays and flagger controlled traffic between Saunders Rd. and Main St. Bridge into Peshastin where WSDOT Data Office Techs are replacing traffic recorder pavement sensors.

(WSDOT Traffic Data Office) 

(New) US 2 (MP 113-115) Cashmere to Monitor traffic sensor repairs
Wednesday ONLY,
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect one of the two outside lanes to be closed between Red Apple Rd. and Monitor where WSDOT Data Office Techs are repairing traffic recorder pavement sensors.


US 2 (MP 70-80) Mill Creek to Nason Creek Guardrail Update
Monday through Friday,
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic where crews are upgrading barrier and guardrail to current standards.
In this $440K project, Frank Gurney Inc. crews are updating guardrail and barrier on 4 state highways in 3 counties. US 2 from Upper Mill Creek 7 miles to Rayrock Springs in Chelan County, SR 20 from 2 mi. West of Loup Loup 44 miles to 7 mi. west of Tonasket in Okanogan County, US 97 from Wells Dam for 10 miles to North Pateros in Chelan and Okanogan Counties, and 2 sections of I-90 in Grant County - from Vantage 17 miles to George and from Wheeler Rd. 10 miles to East of Warden Rd. Work began Mar. 2 and should be complete by late April.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

(Environmental project) 

(New) US 97 (MP 171) Scotty Creek fuel spill site evaluation
Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY,
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect two way traffic at all times but one of the three lanes will be closed and traffic will be shifted to the center passing/climbing lane where a fuel spill site from a crash last year is being monitored.

Douglas County

(WSDOT Traffic Data Office) 

(New) US 97 (MP 220-221) N. Daroga St. Park traffic sensor repairs
Wednesday ONLY,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect short delays and flagger controlled traffic between Daroga St. Park. and Barber Rd. where WSDOT Data Office Techs are repairing traffic recorder pavement sensors.

US 2 (MP 187-191) Sign Update - Rimrock Meadows to Coulee City
Monday through Friday
, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., shoulder closures and flaggers and a lane closure when needed where crews are installing new signs and posts.
In this $170K project, Pavement Surface Control crews are installing new signs and posts on 150 miles of six state highways in Grant, Douglas and Okanogan Counties: US 2 from Rimrock Meadows to Coulee City, SR 17 from East of Ephrata to Leahy Jct., SR 28 from South of Ephrata to Soap Lake, SR 155 from North of Coulee City to Elmer City, and I-90 from George to Moses Lake. Work began Feb.23 and now, should be complete in late April.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

Grant County

(WSDOT Maintenance) 

(New) SR 170 (MP 1-3) SR 17 to Warden crack seal
Monday & Tuesday ONLY,
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled traffic where our crew is crack sealing damaged pavement from SR 17 east to Warden on SR 170.

Okanogan County

US 97 (MP 290) Omak Casino Intersection Improvement
Wednesday through Friday,
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled traffic at the intersection to the casino at the entrance to Omak.
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.
Special Projects Engineer: Wick McCurdy (509) 667-3067\

(WSDOT Maintenance) 

(New) SR 20 (MP 210-212) West of Loup Loup summit shoulder maintenance
Monday through Friday,
7 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled traffic where our maintenance crews are cleaning ditches and other drainage work 2 miles west of the Loup Loup summit.


SR 20 (MP 211-255) Loup Loup to Tonasket Guardrail Update
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
expect short delays with one lane flagger controlled traffic where crews are repairing guardrail and concrete barrier working from Tonasket toward Loup Loup.
In this $440K project, Frank Gurney Inc. of Spokane's crews are updating guardrail and barrier on 4 state highways in 3 counties. US 2 from Upper Mill Creek 7 miles to Rayrock Springs in Chelan County, SR 20 from 2 mi. West of Loup Loup 44 miles to 7 mi. west of Tonasket in Okanogan County, US 97 from Wells Dam for 10 miles to North Pateros in Chelan and Okanogan Counties, and 2 sections of I-90 in Grant County - from Vantage 17 miles to George and from Wheeler Rd. 10 miles to East of Warden Rd. Work began Mar. 2 and should be complete by late April.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


(WSDOT Special Projects Office) 

(New) US 97 (MP 314) Tonasket SR 20 intersection improvement
Monday through Thursday,
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., expect some short delays with flagger controlled traffic where a crew is saw-cutting pavement, installing a drainage pipe and pouring new concrete and curbing at the intersection of US 97 and SR 20 (Sixth St.) in Tonasket.


2015 Projects -

  • NCR Seal 2015
  • NCR Guardrail Update
  • NCR Sign Update
  • 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
  • SR 281/S. of Quincy @ Rd. 9 NW-Left Turn Lanes 
  • SR 285/CO Wenatchee Area Paving
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