North Central region construction and travel advisory

For: Nov. 12-16

Revised: Thurs. Nov. 8 

Jeff Adamson, communications, (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)


Projects - by highway

US 2 School St. sewer extension
County: Chelan  Hwy. US 2/97  Region: North Central  
Location: MP 118-119 NW of Wenatchee
Description: A City of Wenatchee contractor is installing new sanitary sewer pipe in the shoulder on both sides of the highway at School Street. Work began Oct.15 and should be complete this Thursday Nov. 15.
Work schedule: Nights through Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect shoulder closures but no delays where a crew is doing ditch restoration and re-seeding work.
Contact: WSDOT Utilities (509) 667-3062

(SR 26) Railroad Bridge Deck Repair #9275 
Counties: Adams, Highway: SR 26 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 57.69 to MP 57.72, between the Junction of SR 26 & SR 17 on the west and the Junction of SR 26 & US 395 on the east.
Description: In this $1.2M project, N.A. Degerstrom Inc. is replacing the deck of the bridge over BNSF Railroad tracks.  Work began Oct. 15 and will be complete by early December.   
Work Schedule: The road is closed between SR 17 and US 395 and a detour will remain in place until December while the contractor replaces the bridge deck.  The 32-mile detour, using state routes 17, 260, and US 395, adds 14 miles to the trip compared to driving the closed portion of SR 26.
Contact: Dan Lewis , Project Engineer (509) 667-2881

(SR 153) Methow River Bridges Structural Rehabilitation Phase 2 - Contract #9259
County: Okanogan, Highway: SR 153 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 13.45 to MP 22.39 Between Methow & Carlton
Description: Combined Construction Inc. rehabilitated bridges 153/13, 153/14, 153/15, 153/16, 153/17, and 153/20.  Work began July 9 and should be complete Friday Nov. 16.        
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. no traffic impacts for under-deck rehabilitation work on bridge columns.
Work on Phase 3 will resume next spring.Contact: Dan Lewis , Project Engineer (509) 667-2881

(New) SR 155  Steamboat Rock emergency slope stabilization
County: Grant  Hwy.: SR 155  Region: North Central  
Location: MP 17.5 between Devil's Creek and Northrup Canyon
Description: A contract crew working for WSDOT is scaling loose material from an unstable slope 17 and a half miles north of Coulee City.
Work schedule: Wednesday ONLY 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect single lane flagger controlled traffic and delays up to 20 minutes.
Contact: WSDOT Maintenance 509 699-1071

SR 285 Wenatchee Area Paving and ADA Compliance - Contract #9260County: Chelan, Highway: SR 285 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 0.79 to MP 5.04 Through Wenatchee from Bridge St. north to US 2. (Mission St. & N. Wenatchee Ave.)
Description: In this $6M project, Central Washington Asphalt crews repaired and paved 4 miles of SR 285 as well as numerous adjacent city side streets.  They also updated ADA curb ramps and signal systems as well as deck preservation work on the bridges over the Wenatchee River. 
Work began June 24 and was shut down for winter on Nov. 8. Crews will return for a few days next spring to apply permanent plastic pavement markings to replace the painted ones.   
Contact: Kevin Waligorski, Project Engineer (509) 667-2861

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