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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for August 18-22 

Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 20

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

  • When any state highways in the region are closed, check for detours and travel restrictions on the WSDOT Traffic and Roads "Alerts" webpage.

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 - Unstable Slopes
With roadway repairs and paving completed on Monday beneath the stabilized slopes, work is suspended until after Labor Day week so the asphalt can cure before the plastic markings and stripes can be installed.

In this $5.5 million project , MidWest Rockfall Inc. crews are clearing, scaling, rock bolting and hanging steel netting to reduce rock fall from four unstable slopes west of Stevens Pass. Season 1 work ran from May 9, 2012 to Nov. 1. Season 2 began May 13, 2013 and ended Nov. 1. Season 3 began July 9 and should end by September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


(WSDOT Maintenance) 
(New) US 2 (MP 58-60) Scenic Creek Bridge and pavement repair
Monday through Thursday
, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with single lane alternating flagger controlled traffic 6 miles west of the Stevens Pass summit where our crew is repairing damaged pavement, concrete and Scenic Creek Bridge deck ends 4 miles west of the Stevens Pass summit. Work begins 8/18 and should be complete 8/28.

Chelan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014

US 97A (MP 214-232) Entiat to Chelan
Monday through Thursday
, expect delays up to 20 minutes with flaggers where a crew continues installing recessed pavement markers.

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


(Utility project) 
(New) SR 971 (MP 14) South Lakeshore PUD transformer replacement
Thursday ONLY
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. expect up to 10 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic at Grandview Drive where Chelan PUD crews are replacing a transformer and attaching cables a mile uplake from Pat and Mike's.


US 2 (MP 64.5-71.5) Stevens Pass East Paving
The fire alert at level 3 restricts work hours to 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. When not in effect work hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
Monday through Friday (whatever hours), expect lane shifts and shoulder closures in the four lane section.  Pavement repair is underway now; paving begins next week.
Speed through the work zone is reduced to 45. When outside lanes and shoulders need to be closed, bicyclists and pedestrians are being bussed around the work zone.

In this $4 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews will replace the  four lanes from the summit east for 7 miles. The roadway will be milled out and repaved with hot mix asphalt. The parking area for Bygone Byways will be fog-sealed. Safety features will be upgraded including rumble strips, striping and signage. Work begins 7/14 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


Douglas County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 (No work this week)

Okanogan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (No work this week)


SR 155/ SR 215 (MP 79-81 & 0-6.25) Omak Area Paving
Monday through Thursday-Days, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
At the intersection of US 97 and SR 215 (Engh Rd.), expect shoulder closures for trench excavation and installation of illumination system conduits. The traffic islands and sidewalk ramps are being reconstructed as well, to bring them up to ADA standards.
Nights, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Paving continues between Okanogan and Omak this week and requires lane shifts or closures with some alternating one-lane flagger controlled traffic.

In this $3.2 million project, Granite Construction is upgrading sidewalks to ADA standards, and paving SR 215 from Omak through Okanogan as well as the SR 155 Spur in Omak. Work began April 21 and should be complete in early September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


Grant County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (no work this week) 


(WSDOT Maintenance)
(New) SR 28 Ephrata chip seal pavement repair 
Thursday ONLY
expect lane shifts and slow traffic, but no delays where a crew is resurfacing driving lanes (not intersections) through town.

Adams County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (no work this week)


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