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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

for Aug. 19-25

Updated: Friday, Aug. 18 

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


-WSU Back to School -
US 195 & SR 26 to Pullman: Expect heavier than usual traffic through August 20, with students returning for the WSU Fall semester.  Also watch for slow-moving farm vehicles working on crop harvest.

Current Projects - by highway:

US 2/Coles Corner Vicinity Safety Improvements - Contract #9101
County: Chelan Highway: US 2 Region: North Central
Location: Milepost 77.08-84.92.
Description: In this $700K project Taylor's Excavation crews are working at two locations. One at US 2 MP 77 includes widening the paved shoulder and installing concrete barrier. The second, at Coles Corner MP 84-85 includes widening of the roadway for a center two-way left turn lane and installation of radar activated "Your Speed" signs. Work began July 31 and should be complete Aug. 31.
Work Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 8/21-24 at MP 84.5 Jct. of US 2 and SR 207, expect up to 15 minute delays wtih flagger controlled single-lane and shoulder closures where crews are widening the roadway for the extended turn lane past the 59er' Diner. All businesses in the area are open and accessible.
Wednesday 8/23 at MP 77 near Rayrock, expect a lane closure and a traffic shift for paving of the new widening. No delays expected.
Contact: Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski (509) 667-2860

SR 17 Bridgeport bridge maintenance
County: Okanogan Highway: SR 17 Region: North Central
Location: MP 136 Bridgeport near the SR 173 jct.
Description: NCRegion bridge crew are removing rust, debris and failed paint from bottom steel truss connections and spot painting exposed steel.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday 7 4 p.m. expect flaggers and delays up to 10 minutes.
Contact: WSDOT Bridge 509.667-3072

SR 20 Loup Loup Pass Emergency Repair 2017 Phase 2 Contract #9107
County: Okanogan Highway: SR 20 Region: North Central
Location: Mileposts 207 to 223 over Loup Loup Pass from Upper Beaver Creek Road to Rock Creek Campground
Description: In this project, KRCI crews are working 6 days a week rebuilding failed roadway, culverts, ditches, and a landslide. Work began April 14 and the Highway opened to unrestricted traffic Wednesday 8/16. Work schedule: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect 5 to 20 minute delays where needed for crews doing finish work throughout the project during daylight hours. The temporary signal at MP 221 has been removed.
Contact: Dan Lewis  , Project Engineer (509) 667-2880

SR 28B/5th St. NE Roundabout  Contract #9109
County: Douglas Region: North Central
Location: MP 2.3-4.5 East end Sen. Geo. Sellar Bridge
Description: Construct a roundabout
Work schedule: 7 day work week, including nights. Expect lane shifts but no stoppages. 5th Street will remain closed until, 8/30.
Speed is reduced to 20 MPH.
Further north on Sunset, expect lane shifts for widening from 17th St. NE to 19th NE where crews are also installing a two way left turn lane.
Contact Asst. Project Engineer David Kieninger 609.667.2882

SR 28B Sunset Highway electrical service upgrade Contract #9033
County: Douglas Region: North Central
Location: MP 1.9 -19th St. NE & North
Description: Contractor is upgrading the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment for this intersection. Work started July 10 and should be complete by August 30.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., expect occasional flagger controlled single lane traffic when needed
Contact Asst. Project Engineer David Kieninger 609.667.2882

(I-90) NCR 2017 Pavement Rehabilitation and Seal -
Contract #9006
County: Grant, Highway:I-90 Region: North Central
Location: MP 148.44-191.89 George to Moses Lake
Description: In this $9.6M project, Granite Construction is performing crack seal, chip seal, Asphalt paving, cushion course, and concrete pavement work on multiple routes in North Central Region. Work began April 3 and should be complete this month.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect single lane and shoulder closures on Westbound I-90 near Moses Lake for crack seal work.
Contact: Dan Lewis , Project Engineer (509) 667-2880

(US 97-Blewett Pass) NCR Guardrail Update 15-17 - Contract #8987
Counties: Chelan, King, Kittitas and Okanogan, Highways: US 2, US 97, SR 20, Region: North Central
Location: US 2 Milepost 56.76-87.00, US 97 Milepost 149.69-184.05, SR 20 Milepost 212.22 to 212.44 and 221.03 to 221.18
Description: This $600K project includes updating and repair various guardrail elements. Work began 7/17 and should be complete in September. 
Work schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday - US 97 MP 157-164, Durst Creek over the Blewett Pass summit to Tronson Creek, expect 15 minute delays with flagger controlled single-lane traffic control for guardrail repairs.
Contact: Assistant Project Engineer: Sterling Knipfer (509) 667-2862

SR 150/ No-See-Um Road - Intersection Improvements - Contract #9010
County: Chelan Highway: SR 150 Region: North Central
Location: Milepost 6.67-7.50, NoSeeUm Rd.
Description: This $5.3M project includes the construction of a roundabout, a shared use path, drainage and utility work. 
Work schedule:
SR 150 Monday - Friday - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect up to 5 minute delays when traffic is periodically stopped to allow construction trucks to cross highway. 
Golf Course Road closed with traffic detoured onto No-See-Um Road.
Expect flaggers on the Spader Bay approach to direct traffic through the work site.         
Contact: Project Engineer: Kevin Waligorski 509)667-2861

SR 153 Methow River Bridges Structural Rehabilitation Contract 9112
County: Okanogan Highway SR 153 Region: North Central
Location: MP 13.5 to 19 between Methow and Carlton
Description: Phase one retrofits bridges #153/13, 15, 16, & 17 by adding concrete collars as well as additional concrete repairs on the columns and horizontal struts between them. Work began 8/17 and should be complete in October.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. expect flaggers on bridge #17 near Lower Gold Creek Road with up to 10 minute delays when needed.
Contact: Dan Lewis , Project Engineer (509) 667-2880

        Work underway in adjacent regions:

            ·        I-90/Snoqualmie Pass - What's Happening?

            ·         US 2 - Gold Bar to Sultan Paving Update. 

            ·         US 2 - Eagle Falls to Tye Creek – Resurfacing.

Check the WSDOT Blog and Map for Mountain Pass travelers includes construction projects on SR 20, US 2, I-90, SR 410 & US 12.

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