SR 26 - Intersection Improvements - Completed October 2017

This project rebuilt and realigned two intersections on SR 26:

  • SR 26 and SR 243, near Vantage
  • SR 26 and Thacker Road, two miles west of Othello


Why is WSDOT realigning these intersections?
Both SR 243 and Thacker Road intersected SR 26 at a skewed angle. This project realigned and rebuilt these intersections so that they intersect closer to a 90-degree angle. The project also installed electronic "Your Speed" signs at SR 26 and SR 243, and electronic signs on SR 26 at Thacker Road warning drivers of incoming traffic from Thacker.

The End Result
This project improves sight distance for vehicles on SR 26 and also on the intersecting roadways, making it easier for vehicles to navigate. The electronic signs are designed to increase driver awareness.

Project Benefits

  • Improved vision for drivers at intersections
  • Increased driver safety awareness

What is the project timeline?

  • August 2017: Construction scheduled to start
  • October 2017: Construction scheduled to be complete
  • 25 working days


Pre-Existing Funds (PEF): $780,000
Total: $780,000


How can I get more information?

Kevin Waligorski, Project Engineer
WSDOT North Central Region
1551 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1156 
(509) 667-2860
toll free: (888) 461-8816