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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for May 26 - 29, 2015

Updated: Wednesday, May 27.
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

  • On Wednesday, May 27, new 50 MPH speed limit signs are going up on SR 281 just south of Quincy.  A new transition zone from the 60 MPH highway speed to the 35 MPH city speed will accommodate the new left turn lanes and lighting being added for the Road 9 NW intersection later this summer.
  • On Saturday May 30, the Tonasket Founder's Day Parade will reroute traffic off US 97 onto city streets from 9 a.m. to Noon.

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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

SR 207 (MP 0 - 4.3) Coles Corner to Lake Wenatchee chip seal
Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic where crews are crack sealing, spraying an asphalt seal on the roadway and applying new gravel on the shoulders in advance of chip sealing coming later this summer.
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 Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


(Resuming) US 2 (MP 64.5-71.5) Stevens Pass East Paving
Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect shoulder and lane closures from the BNSF RR Tunnel up the 6 miles of 4-lane to the summit. Work in that last mile east of the tunnel will require 20 minute delays flaggers and a pilot car where crews are installing permanent grooved plastic pavement markings, some curbing, fixing some drainage issues and spraying an asphalt seal that couldn't be done due to weather when the project finished last fall. Speed is reduced to 45 MPH.
In this $4 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews repaved the four lanes from the summit east for 7 miles with asphalt. The parking area for Bygone Byways was sprayed with an asphalt seal. Safety features were upgraded including rumble strips, striping and signs. Work should be complete June 11. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


SR 971 (MP 13-15) South Lakeshore power pole and line replacements 
Tuesday 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 4/20 and ends mid-August.


SR 150 (MP 7) Chelan Golf Course Sewer extension
(Work on Golf Course and No See Um Roads resumes on Tuesday.)
On SR 150, Thursday Only, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., expect 5 minute delays for alternating one-way flagger controlled traffic while the paving contractor, hydro-seeding contractor, and paint striping contractor finish their work.
This project extends the gravity sanitary sewer to the lower end of Golf Course Road. The project began May 11. Work on SR 150 should be complete this week.
Contact: Chelan Public Works (509) 682-8030


Okanogan County

US 97 (MP 245-255) Wells Dam to Pateros Guardrail Update
Tuesday,
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect delays up to 20 minutes with one lane flagger controlled traffic where crews are placing curb just south of Wells Dam.
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 July.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


SR 20 (MP 211-255) Loup Loup to Tonasket Guardrail Update
Wednesday Only
, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. expect delays up to 20 minutes with one lane flagger controlled traffic where crews are placing curb from Tonasket toward Loup Loup.
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 May. 
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860



Grant County

(Revised) SR 28 (MP 19-28) Quincy West-chip seal 
Thursday ONLY, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic where a crew is adjusting pavement survey monuments.
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 Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


I-90 (MP 138-192) Vantage to Warden Guardrail Update
Wednesday and Thursday,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect two way traffic at all times, but one lane and the shoulder will be closed where crews are upgrading guardrail and concrete barrier.
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 July.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


Adams County

SR 17 (MP 22 - 43) South of Othello to Warden chip sealing 
Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic where a crew is spraying an asphalt seal on the roadway, adjusting pavement survey monuments and dressing shoulders with gravel.
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 Waligorksi (509) 667-2860



2015 Projects -

  • NCR Seal 2015
  • NCR Guardrail Update
  • 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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