North Central region construction and travel advisory

For September 24-28

Revised: Tuesday Sept. 25

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

Alerts

  • US 2 in Leavenworth on Saturday 9/29 expect a detour around the Autumn Leaf Festival Parade from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. West bound Highway 2 will be closed at Chumstick Highway. You may
    detour around downtown via East Leavenworth Road to Icicle Road. If you do not detour, you will be forced to turn on Chumstick Highway.
    East bound Highway 2 will be closed at Icicle Road. You must detour around downtown via Icicle Road to East Leavenworth Road.
  • Expected in early October: A six week bridge closure on SR 26 east of Othello requiring a 15 minute detour for WSU traffic.
  • Chelan County Projects - Alerts & Restrictions 
  • City of Chelan Woodin Ave. Bridge Closure

 

Pre-Ad showings and on-site meetings (pdf 101 kb)

September 25 - Stevens Pass – Avalanche Deflection Berm
This project is located in King County, at MP 60.5 (4 miles west of the Stevens Pass summit) on US 2. An avalanche chute is located above the highway at this location. This project will redirect the avalanche chute towards Tunnel Creek, so that it will no longer intersect US 2. This work will require blasting and excavation. The Pre Ad showing period runs to October 1 and allows all parties, to view the work area prior to accumulation of snow on the ground.
An on-site meeting with WSDOT personnel is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25 from 10 to 11 a.m.
This project will be advertised either during the last quarter of 2018 or the first quarter of 2019.
Prospective bidders must contact the Project Engineer, David Kieninger 509-667-2861 

September 27 - 7 Miles West of Rainy Pass – Flood Deflection Berm
This project is located in Skagit County, at MP 150 on SR 20. A creek at this location will be realigned and widened. The Pre Ad showing period runs to October 1 and allows all parties, to view the work area prior to accumulation of snow on the ground.
An on-site meeting is scheduled Thursday, September 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. This project will be advertised during the first quarter of 2019. Prospective bidders must contact the Project Engineer, David Kieninger 509-667-2861

Projects - by highway

US 2 School St. sewer installation
County: Chelan Hwy. US2/97 Region: North Central
Location: MP 118 School St. to 800' west
Description: This City of Wenatchee project Installs a sanitary sewer in the right shoulder. Work started 9/17 and should be complete 9/28.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect the right lane to be closed.
Contact: WSDOT Utilities 667-3062

(US 97) Blewett Pass Culvert Replacements Contracts #9236, #9274
Counties: Chelan, Kittitas Highway: US 97 Region: North Central
Location: MP 157 to MP 169 Blewett Pass
Description: In one $1.1M project, Pipkin Construction crew has replaced two culverts inadequate to handle high runoff periods. In the second $1.2M project, Hurst Construction crew has replaced a culvert that is a fish passage barrier. Work began September 4 and should be complete by the end of September.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect some occasional lane closures (Swauk/South side) or traffic shifts (Tronson/North side) while the contractors finish work on the culverts and streams.
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882

(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 Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. no traffic impacts expected for under-deck rehabilitation work on bridge columns.
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882

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 late October.
Work Schedule: 

  • Sunday 9/23 through Thursday 9/27 nights, 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., expect single and multi-lane closures on Mission St. and N. Wenatchee Ave. and some side streets.
    • Crews will be performing pavement repair on side streets from Bridge Street to 2nd Street.
    • Pavement grinding continues on Mission from Bridge St. to 2nd St. Sidewalk and curb ramp work continues from Kittitas St. to 5th St.
    • Signal work throughout project from Kittitas St. to Horse Lake Road.
    • Raising utilities on Miller and North Wenatchee Ave.
  • Monday 9/24 to Wednesday 9/26 nights: Drainage work at Spokane street, crossing all 3 lanes of Mission St. New manhole and storm sewer pipe also crack sealing on Mission Street.
  • Wednesday 9/26 to Thursday 9/27 nights: Installing guardrail at the junction of US 2 at the on ramp at the north end of the project.
  • Thursday 9/27 night: Grinding bridge joints on northbound Wenatchee River bridge.

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

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