North Central region construction and travel advisory

For: Dec. 14-16

Revised: Thur. Dec. 13 

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


Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
Drivers traveling on US 2 to Leavenworth for week #3 of the annual Christmas Lighting Festival can expect fresh snow and extra traffic as Stevens Pass and Mission Ridge Ski Areas opened.

These are the travel time graphs from last year for Saturday and Sunday to help you plan:

  • Friday – Little to no traffic delays coming or going.
  • Saturday – 50 to 75 minute delays between Noon and 8 p.m. getting into town from the east and 35-minute delays from 2 to 3, then much shorter delays till 9 p.m. getting out of town.

Sat. Big Y to Leavenworth travel graph

Sat. Leavenworth to Big Y travel graph

  • Sunday – there were 10 to 20-minute delays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. getting into town and some slow traffic from 4 to 10 p.m. leaving Leavenworth.

Sunday Big Y to Leavenworth travel graph











Sunday Leavenworth to Big Y travel graph

Construction Projects - by highway

(SR 26) Railroad Bridge Deck Repair #9275 
Detour location: between the Junction of SR 26 & SR 17 on the west and the Junction of SR 26 & US 395 on the east.
In this $1.2M project, N.A. Degerstrom Inc. replaced the failing deck of the bridge over BNSF Railroad tracks east of Othello.  Work took from Oct. 15 to Dec.14.   
Thank you for your patience over the 8 weeks it took to complete the project and reopen the road Friday, Dec. 14.   
Contact: Dan Lewis, Project Engineer (509) 667-2881

Other Projects 

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