North Central region construction and travel advisory

For Oct. 22-26

Revised: Fri. Oct. 19

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 near the edge of the shoulder on both sides of the highway at School Street. Work began Oct. 15 and should be complete Oct. 26.
Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday NIGHTS, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect the right lane to be closed and both lane's traffic shifted to a single lane.
Contact: WSDOT Utilities (509) 667-3062

(SR 17) Prior Farms Left Turn Lane Contract #9270 
Counties: Grant, Highway: SR 17 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 35.80 to MP 36.14 Between Othello and Moses Lake
Description: In this $400k project, Central Washington Asphalt is constructing a southbound left turn lane by installing crushed surfacing base course, asphalt paving, illumination, striping, and other work.  Crews began July 16 and construction was complete by the end of August.         
Work schedule: Tuesday ONLY 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect intermittent flagging with up to 20 minute delays for roadside restoration work.
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882

(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. will be replacing the deck of the bridge of BNSF Railroad tracks.  Work began Oct. 15 and should be complete by Nov. 21.   
Work Schedule:  Through at least Wednesday, November 21, a detour will be in place while crews replace the deteriorating deck on the bridge 15 miles east of Othello.  The 32-mile detour, using state routes 17, 260, and US 395, adds about 14 miles and 15 additional minutes compared to driving the closed portion of SR 26.
Contact: Dan Lewis , Project Engineer (509) 667-2881

(New) SR 28 and Grant Road pavement marking
County: Douglas  Hwy.: SR 28B  Region: North Central
Location: 4.5-5.0 Junction of SR 28 and Grant Road.
Description: Our crews will re-stripe and install new turn arrows and inlay some lane markings, replacing the current worn or missing markings.
Work Schedule: 9 p.m. Monday Night to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and 9 p.m. Tuesday Night to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, expect north and southbound highway "through" traffic to be shifted from four lanes to two.  Traffic bound for east or west legs of Grant Road must detour onto 3rd or 5th to Valley Mall Pkwy. or Riverview Dr./SR 28 bypass.
Contact: WSDOT Traffic Office (509) 667-3081

(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. is performing bridge rehabilitation work on bridges 153/13, 153/15, 153/16, 153/17, and 153/20. Work began July 9 and should be complete by mid November.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. no traffic impacts expected as under-deck rehabilitation work on bridge columns continues.
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882

SR 155 Omak Fiber Optic Installation
County: Okanogan  Hwy. SR 155  Region: North Central
Location: MP 75.5-80 Omak Lake Rd. to US 97
Description: Install Fiber Optic Cable in the paved shoulder. Work begins Oct.15 and should end Oct.26.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. expect 5 to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled single lane alternating traffic.
Contact: WSDOT Utilities (509) 667-3062

SR 285 Wenatchee Area Paving and ADA Compliance - Contract #9260
County: Chelan, Highway: SR 285 Region: North Central
Location: MP 0.79 to MP 5.04 Wenatchee-Bridge St. north to US 2.
Description: In this $6M project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are planing and paving 4 miles of SR 285 as well as numerous adjacent city side streets. They will also be updating ADA curb ramps and signal systems as well as bridge deck work on the bridges over the Wenatchee River.  Work began June 24 and should be complete by November.
Work Schedule: NIGHTS: 7:30 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Thursday: expect single and multi-lane closures on Mission St., N. Wenatchee Ave. and some side streets.
Paving is complete -expect two more weeks of finish work including permanent pavement markings, electrical work, permanent signing, guideposts, and general cleanup.

Contact: David Kieninger, Project Engineer (509) 667-2861

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