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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for Sept. 1-12

Updated: Friday, Aug. 29

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

  • When any state highways in the region are closed, check for detours and travel restrictions on the WSDOT Traffic and Roads "Alerts" webpage.

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


King County

US 2 (MP 61-64)- Stevens Pass West - Unstable Slopes
Work is suspended until Sept. 8 as the new pavement cures so the plastic markings and stripes can be installed.

In this $5.5 million project , MidWest Rockfall Inc. crews are clearing, scaling, rock bolting and hanging steel netting to reduce rock fall from four unstable slopes west of Stevens Pass. Season 1 work ran from May 9, 2012 to Nov. 1. Season 2 began May 13, 2013 and ended Nov. 1. Season 3 began July 9 and should end by September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


Chelan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 (No work scheduled)


US 2 (MP 89.9-93) Tumwater Canyon Bridge Replacements 
No work Labor Day -Tuesday through Thursday, expect occasional lane closures with flagger controlled traffic and up to 10 minute delays for vehicles entering and leaving the work zone.
On Thursday afternoon
crews expect to use cranes to lift the old bridge off its supports and out of the river. Safety rules require a full closure of the adjacent new bridge which could last a half hour.
No traffic impacts expected for 9/8-12.

In this $8.5 million project, Selland Construction Co. crews replaced three bridges, over Drury Canyon Creek and (two miles upstream) the Wenatchee River Green Bridge in Tumwater Canyon and the Chiwaukum Creek Bridge, 3/4 of a mile west of the top of the Canyon. Work also included new turning lanes into the Tumwater Campground. Construction began August 1, 2011 and should be complete this month.
Project Engineer: Josh Patrick (509) 667-2880


US 2 (MP 64.5-71.5) Stevens Pass East Paving
No work Labor Day - then through Friday for two weeks, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect lane shifts and shoulder closures in the 6 mile long four lane section from the summit down to the Railroad tunnel portal where paving is underway. 
Speed through the work zone is reduced to 45. When outside lanes and shoulders need to be closed, bicyclists and pedestrians are being bussed around the work zone.

In this $4 million project, Central Washington Asphalt crews will replace the  four lanes from the summit east for 7 miles. The roadway will be milled out and repaved with hot mix asphalt. The parking area for Bygone Byways will be fog-sealed. Safety features will be upgraded including rumble strips, striping and signage. Work begins 7/14 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


(WSDOT Surveyors) 
(New) SR 285 (MP 1-3) Chelan Avenue Monument-survey
Tuesday through Thursday 9/2-4 NIGHTS, 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., watch for a lane shift around our crew where they're surveying monument locations in preparation for next summer's Chelan Ave. paving project.


(New) US 2 (MP 99-101) Leavenworth crack sealing
Wednesday through Friday 9/3-12,
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect lane shifts, but two way traffic will always be maintained. 
(New) SR 207 (MP 0 to .6) - Lake Wenatchee hot asphalt pavement patches
Wednesday through Friday 9/3-12
, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect delays up to 15 minutes with flagger controlled single lane traffic.

In this $150,000 project, Central Washington Asphalt will perform pavement repair and crack sealing to preserve the existing roadway. 
Project Engineer: Josh Patrick (509) 667-2880



Douglas County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 (No work scheduled)


Okanogan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (No work scheduled)



SR 155/ SR 215 (MP 79-81 & 0-6.25) Omak Area Paving
No work Labor Day - then through Thursday-Days, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect lane shifts or closures.
Work continues at the intersection of US 97 and SR 215 (Engh Rd.), expect shoulder closures.
Nights, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Paving requires lane shifts or closures with some alternating one-lane flagger controlled traffic.

In this $3.2 million project, Granite Construction is upgrading sidewalks to ADA standards, and paving SR 215 from Omak through Okanogan as well as the SR 155 Spur in Omak. Work began April 21 and should be complete in early September.
Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860


(WSDOT Maintenance) 
(New) SR 20 (MP 269-289) Tunk Mtn. to Wauconda Summit pavement repair
Tuesday 9/2 ONLY
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect up to 10 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where a crew is applying a chip seal over new hot asphalt patches 6 miles east of Tonasket.


(WSDOT Maintenance)
(New) US 97 (MP 304-306) Crumbacher Lake pavement repair
Tuesday 9/2 ONLY
7 to 10 a.m., expect up to 10 minute delays with flaggers and pilot car controlled traffic where a crew is applying a chip seal over new hot asphalt patches 6 miles north of Riverside.


Grant County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  

SR 155 (MP 25-30) Grand Coulee @ SR 174 to Elmer City
Tuesday through Thursday 9/2-4,
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect up to 20 minute delays with flagger controlled traffic where Apply-A-Line crews are applying permanent pavement markings.

(WSDOT Maintenance) 
(New)  SR 17 (MP 82.5) Lake Lenore pavement repair
Tuesday 9/2 ONLY
6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect delays up to 10 minutes with flagger controlled traffic where a crew is applying hot asphalt patches 7 miles north of Soap Lake.

(Developer project) 
(New) SR 262 (MP 13-15) MarDon Resort tree trimming
Tuesday through Thursday 9/2-4,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect delays up to 10 minutes with flaggers where a crew is trimming trees along the highway right of way.


Adams County

NCR Chip Seal 2014  (no work scheduled)


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