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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

Updated: Friday, September 15 


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


Current Projects - by highway:

2017 NCR Chip Seal
Work to finish the chip seal project resumed on Sept. 11, as crews install permanent plastic pavement markings, weather and temperature dependent, at these locations:
US 2    - Tumwater Canyon (9/25)
SR 28  - Rock Island to Crescent Bar (9/18) - Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., single lane flagger/pilot car controlled traffic. 
SR 173- Bridgeport to Brewster (9/18)
SR 281- George to Quincy (9/18) - Wednesday to Friday 5 a.m. - 6 p.m., single lane flagger/pilot car controlled traffic. 
SR 283- George to SR 28 (9/25)

US 2/Coles Corner Vicinity Safety Improvements - Contract #9101
County: Chelan Highway: US 2 Region: North Central
Location: Milepost 77.08-84.92.
Description: In this $700,000 project Taylor's Excavation crews are working at two locations. One at US 2, MP 77 includes widening the paved shoulder and installing concrete barrier. The second, at Coles Corner MP 84-85 includes widening of the roadway for a center, two-way left-turn lane, and installing radar activated "Your Speed" signs. Work began July 31 and should be complete in early September.
9/18 Work schedule:  Monday, Sept. 18, only
Flaggers will control traffic at the 4-way intersection at Coles Corner and US 2 (MP 84-85) while crews add pavement striping and install pavement markings. Expect 15 minute delays.
Contact: Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

NCR Guardrail Update - Contract #8987
Counties: Chelan, King, Kittitas and Okanogan; Highways: US 2, US 97 and SR 20; Region: North Central
Location: US 2, Milepost 56.7-87; US 97, MP 149.6-184; SR 20, MP 212.2-212.4 and 221-221.18
Description:  This $600,000 project includes updating and repairing guardrail elements. Work began in July and is expected to be completed in September. 
9/18 Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
SR 20, MP 212.2 to 212.4, near Loup Loup pass; flaggers will alternate a single lane of traffic through the work area. 
Contact: Assistant Project Engineer, Sterling Knipfer (509)-667-2862 

SR 20 Loup Loup Pass Emergency Repair 2017 Phase 2 Contract #9107
County: Okanogan Highway: SR 20 Region: North Central
Location: Mileposts 207 to 223 over Loup Loup Pass from Upper Beaver Creek Road to Rock Creek Campground 
9/11 Work schedule: The roadway is open to two lanes during non-working hours. Expect minor delays with flaggers during daylight hours to install the last of the guardrail and curbing
9/18 Work schedule: The roadway is open to two lanes during non-working hours. Expect minor delays; flaggers will direct traffic during daylight hours while crews install the remaining guardrail and curbing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Contact: Project Engineer Dan Lewis, (509) 667-2880

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 $600,000 project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are working in two locations. The first, at the junction of SR 26 (MP .79-1.29) and SR 243, includes installing a "Your Speed" and "Watch for Entering Traffic When Flashing" signs, along with other permanent signing and pavement markings. The second location is at the SR 26 (MP 38-39) intersection with Thacker Road. Crews will realign Thacker Road; install "Your Speed" signs, permanent signing and pavement markings; along with other culvert, fencing and railroad crossing work. Work began Aug. 21 and should be complete by Oct. 2.
9/18 Work schedule: SR 26 (MP 38-39) intersection with Thacker Road:
Monday, Sept. 18: Flaggers will control 4-way traffic at the intersection; expect five minute delays.
Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 19-21: A short section of Thacker Road will be closed around-the-clock immediately south of the intersection with SR 26. Access to the southern portion of Thacker Road is via SR 24 and Bench Road.  
Contact: Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2861

SR 28B/5th St. NE Roundabout  Contract #9109
County: Douglas Region: North Central
Location: MP 2.3-4.5 East end Sen. Geo. Sellar Bridge
Description: Traffic began using the new roundabout at the east end of the Senator George Sellar Bridge Wednesday 8/30 at 7 a.m. 
Obey the new merge signs. Expect some shoulder closures for the next few weeks for finish work, permanent striping and landscaping.
 
Further north on Sunset, as the new pavement cures - No work until 9/18 (for permanent striping) from 17th St. NE to 19th NE where crews are installing a two-way left turn lane.
Contact: Asst. Project Engineer David Kieninger (509) 667.2882

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. 
9/18 Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • SR 150: Flaggers will alternate traffic through a single lane; expect delays of 20 minutes. Traffic backups are expected into the city of Chelan as crews work on water main and sanitary sewer lines.
  • Spader Bay/Vin Du Lac approach leg will have minor delays; flaggers will control a single lane of traffic through the work area.
  • 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 should be complete in October. 
9/11 Work schedule: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Expect occasional 10 minute delays with flaggers on bridge #17 between Stokes Road and Lower Gold Creek Road, 3 miles south of Carlton.
9/18 Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Expect occasional 10 minute delays; flaggers will direct traffic at bridge #17 between Stokes Road and Lower Gold Creek Road, 3 miles south of Carlton.
Contact: Project Engineer Dan Lewis, (509) 667-2880

        Work underway in adjacent regions:

            ·        I-90/Snoqualmie Pass - What's Happening?

            ·         US 2 - Gold Bar to Sultan Paving Update. 

            ·         US 2 - Eagle Falls to Tye Creek – Resurfacing.

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