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North Central Region Weekly Travel Advisory

For July 21-28
Updated:  7/20

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

Events:

    • Coming in August & September: A bridge closure on SR 26 east of Othello requiring a 15 minute detour for those heading to and from WSU.
    • Coming in September: A week long closure of Blewett Pass Sept. 9-14 for replacement of culverts requiring alternate routes from I-90 to US 2.

Projects - by highway 

US 2 Closure and Detour on Wednesday July 25 for installation of a culvert in Tumwater Canyon.
County: Chelan Hwy.: US 2 Region: North Central
Detour closure Points: MP 84.5 to 99 - Coles Corner to Leavenworth.
Culvert replacement location: MP 97.3 between the Alps and Leavenworth.
Description: Larger culvert being installed under the highway to prevent persistent shoulder washouts during high runoff events.
Work Schedule: Wednesday 7/25 ONLY 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., traffic will be detoured on Chumstick Hwy. No vehicles over 10,000 GVW and no longer than 32 feet. Local Deliveries only. Large trucks should choose an alternate route utilizing Snoqualmie and Blewett Passes.

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(I-90) 2018 NCR Strategic Pavement Preservation Area 2 - Contract #9273
County: Grant Hwy.: I-90 Region: North Central
Location:MP 181.85 to MP 181.86 Moses Lake Area
Description: In this $400K project, Granite is performing work on four highways in North Central Region including pavement repair excavation, asphalt paving, sawcut and seal, striping, and other misc. work. Work is scheduled to start July 24 and be complete by Aug. 15.
Work schedule: Tuesday ONLY, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect one lane to be closed in the westbound direction for pavement repair. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph through the work zone during working hours. 
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882

(New) (SR 26) 2018 NCR Strategic Pavement Preservation Area 2 - Contract #9273
County: Adams Hwy.: SR 26 Region: North Central
Location: MP 49.09 to MP 49.10, East of Othello
Description: In this $400K project, Granite is performing work on four highways in North Central Region including pavement repair excavation, asphalt paving, sawcut and seal, striping, and other misc. work. Work is scheduled to start July 24 and be complete by Aug. 15.
Work schedule. Thursday ONLY, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect less than 20 minute delays for alternating one-lane flagger/pilot car controlled traffic for pavement repair. 
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882


(New) (SR 170) 2018 NCR Strategic Pavement Preservation Area 2 - Contract #9273
County: Grant Hwy.: SR 170 Region: North Central
Location: MP 2.36 to MP 2.41, Warden Area
Description: In this $400K project, Granite is performing work on four highways in North Central Region including pavement repair excavation, asphalt paving, sawcut and seal, striping, and other misc. work. Work is scheduled to start July 24 and be complete by August 15.
Work schedule: Wednesday ONLY 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect less than 20 minute delays for alternating one-lane flagger/pilot car controlled traffic for pavement repair. 
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882


(US 97) NCR 17-19 Weathering Guardrail Rehabilitation- Contract #9246
Counties: Chelan/Kittitas, Highway: US 97, Region: North Central
Location: MP 161.82 to MP 176.0 two miles south of the Blewett summit at Swauk campground to 3 miles north of the summit at Ruby Ck. Rd.
Description: In this $980K project, Coral Construction crews are replacing deteriorating guardrail in a 14 mile section over the summit of Blewett Pass. Work began June 18 and should be done by Labor Day.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect two way traffic with minimal delays. Traffic control will consist of lane shifts in 3 lane sections from the Blewett summit to 4 miles north.
Contact: David Kieninger, Project Engineer (509) 667-2861


US 97 Bray's Landing Rd. Intersection Improvements - Contract #9261
County: Douglas Hwy.: US 97 Region: North Central
Location: MP 223.92 to MP 224.28 Between Orondo and Chelan
Description: In this project, Hurst Construction LLC is constructing a southbound left turn lane onto Bray's Landing Rd. by installing crushed surfacing base course, asphalt paving, striping, and other misc. work. Work started June 18 and should be complete by the end of July.
Work Schedule: Monday ONLY. Expect less than 20 minute delays with alternating one-lane flagger controlled traffic for installation of permanent plastic pavement markings. 
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882


(SR 17) NCR Pavement Rehab 2018- Contract #9181
Counties: Grant/Douglas, Highway: SR 17 Region: North Central
Locations: MP 67.75 -96.50 Ephrata to Coulee City and MP 66.6 Rocky Ford Creek Bridge and MP 56.84-119.67 Grant County Airport to Jct. w/SR 174 (Leahy Jct.)
Description: In this $6.9M project, Central Washington Asphalt is performing work on six highways in North Central Region including crack seal, chip seal, asphalt paving, rumble strips, striping, bridge deck work (Rocky Ford Creek) and some guardrail and sidewalk. Work began March 12 and should be complete by the end of July. 
Work Schedule: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SR 17 MP 60 to MP 119.7 - McConihe Rd., between Moses Lake and Ephrata north to Leahy Junction with SR 174. Wednesday-Thursday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. expect less than 10 minute delays with alternating one-lane flagger/pilot car controlled traffic and shoulder closures for the 60 miles where crews are doing minor repairs to the chip seal surface and along the shoulders.
Contact: Sterling Knipfer, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2862


(SR 17) Prior Farms Left Turn Lane Contract #9270
Counties: Grant, Highway: SR 17 Region: North Central
Location: MP 35.80 to MP 36.14 Between Othello and Moses Lake
Description: In this $400k project, Central Washington Asphalt is constructing a southbound left turn lane by installing crushed surfacing base course, asphalt paving, illumination, striping, and other work. Crews began July 16 and should be complete by the end of August.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect lane shifts with up to 20 minute delays for grinding, paving, and other misc. work.
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882


(SR 28) NCR Pavement Rehab 2018- Contract #9181
County: Grant Highway: SR 28 Region: North Central
Location: MP 25.17 to 43.63 Quincy Rest Area to Ephrata
Description: In this $6.9M project, Central Washington Asphalt is performing work on six highways in North Central Region including crack seal, chip seal, asphalt paving, rumble strips, striping, bridge deck work (Rocky Ford Creek) and some guardrail and sidewalk. Work began March 12 and should be complete by the end of July.
Work schedule: Wednesday-Thursday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. expect less than 10 minute delays with alternating one-lane flagger/pilot car controlled traffic and shoulder closures between Winchester and Ephrata for shoulder rock, minor chip seal work, and sweeping.
Contact: Sterling Knipfer, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2862


(SR 153) Methow River Bridges Structural Rehabilitation Phase 2 Contract #9259
County: Okanogan, Highway: SR 153 Region: North Central
Location: MP 13.45 to MP 22.39 Between Methow & Carlton
Description: Combined Construction Inc. is performing bridge rehabilitation work on bridges 153/13, 153/15, 153/16, 153/17, and 153/20. Work began July 9 and should be complete by mid November.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. no traffic impacts for under-deck rehabilitation work on bridge columns.
Contact: Lisa Popoff, Assistant Project Engineer (509) 667-2882


SR 285 Wenatchee Area Paving and ADA Compliance- Contract #9260
County: Chelan, Highway: SR 285 Region: North Central
Location: MP 0.79 to MP 5.04 Wenatchee-Bridge St. north to US 2.
Description: In this $6M project, Central Washington Asphalt crews are planing and paving 4 miles of SR 285 as well as numerous adjacent city side streets. They will also be updating ADA curb ramps and signal systems as well as bridge deck work on the bridges over the Wenatchee River.  Work began June 24 and should be complete by late October.
Work Schedule: Sunday through Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect lane shifts with single lane closures on Mission St. and N. Wenatchee Ave. Crews will be replacing ADA ramps on sidewalks. Installing catch basins and storm sewer pipes. Installing conduit trenches under the driving lanes. Utility adjustments throughout the project limits. Crews will also be performing electrical upgrades on traffic signals throughout the project. Expect pedestrian detours around curb ramps that are being replaced. Expect some side streets to be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Contact: David Kieninger, Project Engineer (509) 667-2861

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