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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for July 27-31, 2015

Update: Wednesday July, 29.

Note I-90, SR 150 & SR 172 work added


Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee)  

  • Rock Blasting on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass will close the freeway for an hour at time four weeknights.
  • At the I-90 Vantage Bridge, one eastbound lane is closed all summer for the repainting project - consider an alternate route or travel time.
  • WSDOT Eastern Washington Twitter Feed: Just go to your twitter account, search for, and follow: @WSDOT_East and the connection is made. To set up your own account on your computer, go to www.twitter.com or download the Twitter app on your smart phone or tablet. Then watch for news from the Spokane, Wenatchee, and Yakima WSDOT Region teams.

Click on the project title to visit its web page. Work is always dependent on weather and no construction delays 

Chelan & Douglas Counties

SR 285/CO (MP 2.9 to MP 4.6) Chelan Avenue Paving
Monday through Thursday 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect single lane closures between 8 and 9 p.m., double lane closures 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. where crews are installing traffic detection loops and paving (beginning on Wednesday).
*The City of Wenatchee is also widening the NW corner of the intersection of Chelan, Miller & Springwater and the PUD is moving power poles, etc. to accommodate. Here are the details.

In this $1.2 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are paving the 3 driving lanes on the 1-3/4 mile long Chelan Avenue between Miller and Mission Streets. Besides grinding, then paving, the project also includes crack sealing and fog sealing areas not being paved (parking), sidewalk ramp improvements, updated traffic signal controls for pedestrians, new signs and striping as well as electronic upgrades.  The project began June 15 and should be complete by September.   Read the News Release.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


SR 207 (MP 0 - 4.3) Coles Corner to Lake Wenatchee chip seal
Monday & Tuesday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and a pilot car where crews are applying a liquid sealer to the shoulders.
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began Apr. 6
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860


US 2 (MP 78-79) Rayrock Springs Salmon habitat restoration
Monday through Thursday,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect the eastbound outside lane to be closed and traffic shifted to the center lane (near the Knife shop) while the Yakama Nation restores fish habitat in Nason Creek. Work began June 15 and should finish in mid-August.


SR 971 (MP 13-15) South Lakeshore power pole and line replacements 
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., between Minneapolis Beach and Pat and Mike's, expect shoulder closures, lane shifts or flagger controlled traffic as needed where utility crews are replacing power poles and power lines. Project started April 20 and ends mid-August.

(New) SR 150 (MP 5) Crystal Drive intersection paving
Wednesday ONLY,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,  Westbound traffic should expect short delays where a crew is paving the Crystal Drive intersection.  Eastbound traffic is unrestricted.

(New) SR 172 (MP 2-32) Asphalt shoulder patching
Monday through Thursday
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect short delays with flaggers controlling single lane traffic.

Grant & Adams Counties

SR 28 (MP 19-28) Quincy West-chip seal 

*Monday work cancelled. 

Tuesday
6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and a pilot car as crews spray a liquid asphalt seal on this section. 
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

SR 281 Spur (MP 2.6-4.3) Jct. SR 281 to I-90 chip seal 
Tuesday Only 
6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with one way alternating piloted traffic as crews spray a liquid asphalt seal on this section.
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project
, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860

SR 17 (MP 22 - 43) South of Othello to Warden chip sealing 
Wednesday & Thursday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers and a pilot car as crews spray a liquid asphalt seal on this section. 
In this $3.6 million NCR 2015 Seal project, Central Washington Asphalt Inc. crews are chip sealing on 36 miles of five state highways - SR 17, 26, 28, 207 and 281. Work began April 6.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorksi (509) 667-2860 

(New) I-90 (MP 143-145) Guardrail repair
Tuesday & Wednesday ONLY,
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., two way traffic will be maintained, but expect the westbound outside lane to be closed and the eastbound inside lane to be closed where our crew is replacing guardrail burned in last week's fires in the Silica Road vicinity.

Okanogan County

(Upcoming) US 97 (MP 250.3) South of Pateros pavement sensors
Tuesday & Wednesday, 8/4 & 5, ONLY, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect short delays with flagger controlled traffic when needed where our Traffic Data Office technicians are installing pavement sensors for a new data collection site, 3 miles south of Pateros.

2015 Projects -

  • NCR Seal 2015
  • NCR Guardrail Update-COMPLETE
  • NCR Sign Update-COMPLETE
  • NCR Backup Power - Mtn. Passes
  • US 2/Stevens Pass - ITS Emergency Power
  • US 2/East Wenatchee N.-Access Control Purchase
  • SR 17/S of Othello-Left Turn Lanes
  • SR 20/Winthrop VMS
  • US 97A/Entiat Pedestrian Improvements-COMPLETE
  • SR 281/S. of Quincy @ Rd. 9 NW-Left Turn Lanes 
  • SR 285/CO Wenatchee Area Paving
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