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Multiple open houses in August on plans for future work on US 97A/SR 971

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 14:14

Lauren Loebsack, communications, 509-667-2815

WENATCHEE- Travelers who regularly use US 97A can help choose the best times for rock slope scaling work during the 2020 construction season.  

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking public comment regarding the best time for closures during the much needed work.  Specialized contractors will remove loose rock and debris from the slopes adjacent to US 97A to reduce the risk of it falling onto the highway.

All of this work takes time, during which traffic cannot travel through the work zone.  At the upcoming in person and the online open houses, the public can comment on whether all day or short closures of approximately 30 minutes make more sense for the area.  Longer closures mean more work can be accomplished but with more affect to travel times, and vice versa for shorter duration choices. 

US 97A/SR 971 rock slope scaling work in person open houses

4 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14
Chelan City Hall
135 E Johnson Ave.
Chelan, WA 98816

4 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20
Entiat Grange
14108 Kinzel St.
Entiat, WA 98822

Details: During both of the in-person open houses, learn more about the options of closure times when WSDOT crews start working on the rock slope scaling in 2020. Responses received from the open houses will help determine the timing and length of the closures to complete the work.

Online open house
Those unable to attend either open house, or who want to review the information and options prior to a meeting, can visit the online open house.

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