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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for July 28-August 1 

Updated: Wednesday, July 30
Contact: Jeff Adamson WSDOT Communications (509) 667-2815 (Wenatchee) 

  • Check for fire-closed highways and other travel restrictions on the WSDOT Traffic and Roads "Alerts" webpage.
  • I-90 Saturday, SR 970, US 97, US 2 Sunday, US 2, SR 207 Monday, 8/2-4, Share the Road with 600+ participants in the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour: On Saturday-from Snoqualmie Pass to Cle Elum; On Sunday-from Cle Elum, over Blewett Pass to Leavenworth; Monday-from Leavenworth to Stevens Pass (via the Chumstick Hwy.) then to Skykomish (via the Old Cascade Hwy.)

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
No Delays - Work temporarily suspended 

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

(Closure) US 97A (MP 214-232) Entiat to Chelan
Wednesday and Thursday
traffic is detoured off of US 97A  onto SR 971 (South Lakeshore Drive/Navarre Coulee Rd.) between Pat and Mike's and the Knapps Hill Tunnel where a crew is chip sealing.


In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov  (509) 324-6252


SR 285 W. End George Sellar Bridge Intersection
Tuesday through Thursday,
6 a.m. to 7 p.m., watch for a crew raising
three manholes covers up to the new road grade on Marr St., Ferry St., and Wenatchee Ave.

In this $9.8 million project, Selland Construction crews added lanes, an off ramp, widened the bridge over Wenatchee Ave. and other improvements. Finish work that couldn't be done in cold weather last fall will be complete this week.
Project Engineer: Josh Patrick (509) 667-2880


US 2 (MP 64.5-71.5) Stevens Pass East Paving
Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect lane shifts and shoulder closures in the four lane section. In the two lane section, some 20 minute delays with flaggers and a pilot car may be necessary.
This week, crews will be grinding pavement in preparation for paving.
Speed through the work zone will be reduced to 45.  When outside lanes and shoulders are closed, bicyclists and pedestrians will be bussed through 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 Maintenance)
(New) SR 207 (MP 0-3.5) Lk. Wenatchee St. Pk. area pavement repair
Wednesday and Thursday,
6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. expect less than 10 minute delays with flaggers and a pilot car where a crew is repaving damaged pavement. Work started 7/30 and should be complete 8/7.


Douglas County

NCR Chip Seal 2014

SR 174 Spur (MP 20-21) Grand Coulee
Thursday ONLY
, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew will be removing and installing guide posts.

In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov  (509) 324-6252


Okanogan County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 

US 97 (MP 314-326) Tonasket North
Wednesday expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew will be installing transverse joint seals on the bridge.

SR 20 (MP 209-227) Loup Loup Pass
Thursday ONLY
, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew will be installing plastic traffic markings.

SR 20 (MP 261-266) Tonasket East
Thursday ONLY
, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where a crew will be installing plastic traffic markings.

In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov  (509) 324-6252



SR 155/ SR 215 (MP 79-81 & 0-6.25) Omak Area Paving
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect lane shifts, shoulder closures and pedestrian detours as crews continue to upgrade sidewalks and repair drainage issues in Omak and Okanogan.
At the intersection of US 97 and SR 215 (Engh Rd.), expect shoulder closures for trench excavation and installation of illumination system conduits. The traffic islands and ADA sidewalk ramps are being reconstructed as well.
Night work: Grinding the existing pavement to prepare for paving, continues. This 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 Contract) 
(New) SR 153 & SR 20 Guardrail fire damage repair
Monday through Wednesday,
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect short delays with flaggers where a contractor crew is replacing damaged posts and guardrail on SR 153 between Pateros and Carlton and Thursday & Friday on SR 20 two miles west of Loup Loup summit. Work started 7/28 and should be complete by 8/5.

Grant County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 

SR 174 (MP 21-23) Grand Coulee @ SR 155 to E. of Spring Canyon
Thursday ONLY
, expect minimal traffic impacts while crews remove and install guide posts.

In this $15.5 project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.
Project Engineer: Chad Simonson simonsc@wsdot.wa.gov  (509) 324-6252


(WSDOT Maintenance) 
(New) SR 17 (MP 51-57 Kittleson Rd. to Patton Blvd. jersey barrier sweeping
Wednesday and Thursday
, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect the East or West left (inside lane) to be closed while a crew cleans the median with a mobile sweeper from I-90 to the Port of Moses Lake.


SR 243 (MP 13.5-14) Mattawa Intersection Improvements
Monday through Friday, 7a.m. to 6 p.m., watch for equipment moving in and out of the roundabout as crews are finishing the permanent signing, striping, guidepost installations, and final cleanup.

In this $1.25 million project, West Co. crews built a single lane roundabout at the intersection of SR 243 and Road 24 SW, adding sidewalks and new lighting. Work began April 11 and was complete June 27.
Project Engineer, Josh Patrick (509) 667-2880

Adams County

NCR Chip Seal 2014 
(no work this week) 

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