North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory for June 1-5, 2020
Updated: Friday, May 29

Lauren Loebsack – Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)

Take Note: 

Active projects:

US 2 Nuvo Gap Crack Seal (Stevens Pass)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2 Region: North Central
Location: MP 68-71
Description: A maintenance crew will be performing road repair and sealing the crack at the meet line between milepost  68-71 near the Stevens Pass Nordic Center.  Work is weather dependent and scheduled through June 25.
Work schedule:  Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect middle lane closure and potential for flagger controlled traffic for equipment staging.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-667-2815

SR 20 Ditching & Slope Repair (Loop Loop)
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 20 Region: North Central
Location: MP 216-223
Description: A maintenance crew will clear ditches and repair slopes on Loop Loop Pass west of Okanogan.
Work schedule:  Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with some delays where the crew is clearing ditches and reestablishing slopes.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-667-2815

SR 20 Chipseal 2020 #9500
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 20  Region: North Central
Location: MP 274-289 (Aeneas Valley)
Description: WSDOT seal projects restore and preserve region highways to extend the life cycle of the roadway.  This year's seal work addresses 65 miles of 3 rural highways; SR 282 from Ephrata to SR 17( MP 0.00 to 4.92), SR 153 from Pateros to Twisp (MP 0.00 to MP 30.74), SR 20 Winthrop to SR 153 (MP 194.32 to MP 209.0), SR 20  from Aeneas Valley Rd east to Wauconda Pass (MP 274.66 to MP 288.87).  The contract includes asphalt paving, chip sealing, shoulder and pavement repair, bridge deck repair, 37 miles of centerline rumble strips as well as new pavement markings.
Work schedule:  Monday through Friday between MP 274-289 (Aeneas Valley Rd. to Wauconda), from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is performing roadway repair in preparation for chipseal.  Travelers may encounter multiple stops within the work zone.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

I-90 Cable Barrier Upgrades #9528
County: Grant  Highway: I-90 Region: North Central
Location: MP 144- 192
Description: A contractor for WSDOT will install new concrete anchors and barrier cables on the freeway between Silica Rd. and the Adams County line.  Contractor will begin at milepost 144 and work east.
Work schedule:  Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect inside lane closures on the freeway in both directions where the contractor is installing cable barrier anchors.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

US 97 Boundary Bridge #9323
County: Kittitas  Highway: US 97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 159-160 (near Swauk Campground)
Description: In this $4.5M project, WHH Nisqually Construction Services will construct a concrete bridge to replace an old culvert that created a fish passage barrier. Work will include a detour widening to shift traffic while the bridge is constructed half at a time.  Two-way traffic will be maintained outside working hours throughout the life of the project, except some instances of work that may require overnight flagging. No full closures of US 97 are planned for this project.  Work started on March 9 and is scheduled to be complete in November.
Work schedule: Traffic has been shifted to a temporary bypass lane with a reduced speed limit and 12 ft. width restriction.  Bypass lane has narrow shoulder.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

US 97 Weathering Steel Guardrail Rehabilitation #9525
County: Kittitas/Chelan  Highway: US 97 Region: North Central
Location: MP 152-178 
Description: A contractor for WSDOT will remove old guardrail and install weathering steel guardrail.  Work is scheduled to be complete in early August.
Work schedule:  Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes where the crew is installing new guardrail.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

US 97A Rock Slope Scaling #9511
County: Chelan  Highway: US 97A Region: North Central
Location: MP 217-224
Description: A contractor for WSDOT will perform rock scaling at three slopes adjacent to US 97A between Entiat and Knapps Hill Tunnel.  Weekday closures of the highway within the project limits begin May 27 and are scheduled through June 15.
Work schedule:  Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the highway is closed for rock scaling work.  There are no midday openings for traffic.  Alternative route is available on US 97 for access between Wenatchee and Chelan.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project (Chelan County)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2/97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 110
Description:  A contractor for Chelan County will remove and replace the failing W. Cashmere Bridge.  Eastbound exit to bridge will be closed until project completion in 2021.  Expect lane shift, speed reductions and intermittent flagger controlled traffic as the project progresses.  
Work schedule:  Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where a utility subcontractor is pulling wire over the highway.  Eastbound off ramp and westbound turn lane to W. Cashmere Bridge/Goodwin Rd. are closed.  
Contact: Chelan County Public Works 509-667-6415

SR 971 Rock Slide Clean Up (Navarre Coulee Rd.)
County: Chelan  Highway: SR 971 Region: North Central
Location: MP 6-12
Description: A maintenance crew will clean up slide debris and clear the ditches along the highway.
Work schedule:  Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. expect traffic control with Automated Flagger Assistance Device and delays where the crew is clearing slide debris and ditches.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-667-2815

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