North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory for Aug. 17-21, 2020
Updated: Friday, Aug. 14

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

Take Note: 

  • On US 97 Blewett Pass, two weeks of chip seal work begin Monday.  Travelers can expect flaggers, pilot car, a reduced speed zone and long delays.  Working hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • On I-90, work to repair concrete panels at Stampede Pass will require a detour.
  • WSDOT offices remain closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  We are still available in a variety of ways:

Active projects:

SR 17 Sign Update #9524
County: Grant  Highway: SR 17 Region: North Central
Location: MP 50-67
Description: A contractor will remove, relocate and install new highway signage with new foundations and posts as required.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m to 5:30 p.m. expect shoulder closures with intermittent flagger controlled traffic and delays from south of Moses Lake to south of Ephrata where the contractor is excavating foundations and pouring concrete.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

SR 20 Rainy Pass Flood Deflection Berm #9485
County: Skagit  Highway: SR 20 Region: North Central
Location: MP 149-150
Description: Tiger Construction is the contractor for a project to build flood deflection improvements on SR 20 between milepost 149.88 and 150.06 in Skagit County.  Work will include clearing and grubbing, channel excavation, new culvert pipe installation, and seeding.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect shoulder closures and intermittent flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

SR 20 Chipseal 2020 #9500
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 20  Region: North Central
Location: MP 194-209
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 only from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is installing guidepost.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

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: Wednesday night and all day Thursday, expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is adjusting a manhole and completing bridge approach and joint work.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

SR 20 Bonaparte Creek Drainage Improvement
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 20 Region: North Central
Location: MP 279-281
Description: A maintenance crew is installing two concrete culverts under the roadway to accommodate drainage overflow.
Work schedule: Monday and Tuesday, from 5 a.m to 3:30 p.m. expect flaggers or automatic flagger assistance device controlled traffic with delays where the crew is installing culverts under the roadway.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-667-2815

I-90 Cable Barrier Upgrades #9528
County: Grant  Highway: I-90 Region: North Central
Location: MP 144- 192 (Silica Rd. to Adams County Line)
Description: A contractor for WSDOT will install new concrete anchors and barrier cables on the freeway.  This project is scheduled through the end of July.
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.  The contractor will start at milepost 142 and work east, moving traffic control as work proceeds.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

I-90 Sign Update #9524
County: Grant  Highway: I-90  Region: North Central
Location: MP 138-179
Description: A contractor will remove, relocate and install new highway signage with new foundations and posts as required.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. expect shoulder closures from north of Vantage Bridge to Moses Lake where the contractor is excavating foundations and pouring concrete.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

US 97 Blewett Pass Wheel Path Chip Seal
County: Chelan  Highway: US 97 Region: North Central
Location: MP 164-185 (summit to Jct. with US 2/Don Senn Memorial Interchange)
Description: A maintenance crew will chip seal the wheel ruts of approximately 20 miles of roadway between the summit of Blewett Pass and Jct. with US 2/Don Senn Memorial Interchange.  Work will require long work zones and create significant delays during working hours.  Travelers should consider alternate routes.  Work is schedule to be complete by the end August.  A 35 m.p.h. advisory speed is in place through the work zone.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and significant delays. A 35 m.p.h. advisory speed is in place through the work zone.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-667-2815

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: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., there is the potential for intermittent flagging with delays as the contractor stages equipment.  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

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: Eastbound off ramp and westbound turn lane to W. Cashmere Bridge/Goodwin Rd. will be closed.  
Contact: Chelan County Public Works 509-667-6415

SR 153 Chipseal 2020 #9500
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 153  Region: North Central
Location: MP 0- 30 (Methow 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: Tuesday and Wednesday, from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is installing guidepost.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

SR 282 Chipseal 2020 #9500
County: Grant  Highway: SR 153  Region: North Central
Location: MP 0-4.92 (Ephrata)
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 and Tuesday nights, from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is installing pavement markings.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861
 

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