Paving work begins July 17 on SR 28 between Rock Island and East Wenatchee

EAST WENATCHEE – A contractor for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin paving work on State Route 28 between East Wenatchee and Rock Island on Monday, July 17.

Central Washington Asphalt is the contractor for this paving project, which will repair and pave two sections of pavement. One is Sunset Highway between Hadley Street and Eastmont Avenue. The second is SR 28 between Third Street to north of Rock Island Dam.

The work will require lane closures, reduced speed zones and flagger-controlled traffic. The contractor will work Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. This project is scheduled to be complete in mid-October.

The contractor will also install new guardrail and sinusoidal rumble strips. Sinusoidal rumble strips are sometimes referred to as “mumble strips” and are like traditional rumble strips but are designed to lessen the external noise produced when vehicles travel across them.

Updates for this project will be shared on the WSDOT real-time travel map and on Twitter at @WSDOT_East.

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