North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory week of July 26-30
Updated: Friday, July 23

Lauren Loebsack – Communications 509-860-0000 (cell)
North Central Region Traffic Management Center 509-667-2802

Take Note: 

  • Fire activity throughout the state is causing traffic delays and detours. Changes to travel alerts can happen on short notice. Check the WSDOT travel alert map before you go and travel prepared with a full tank of gas, plenty of water, and phone charger.
  • Two projects on US 2 Stevens Pass summit and Coles Corner.  Expect delays.
  • WSDOT offices remain closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  We are still available in a variety of ways:

Active projects:

US 2 Stevens Pass Paving
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2  Region: North Central
Location: MP 58-71
Description: A crew is repairing and paving multiple sections of failing pavement over Stevens Pass summit.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursdays between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic and delays up to 20 minutes the crew is paving.
Contact: NCR Traffic Management Center 509-667-2802

US 2 Stevens Pass Strategic Pavement Preservation #9624
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2  Region: North Central
Location: MP 78-90
Description: A contractor is chipsealing wheelruts on the highway near Coles Corner/Jct. of US 2/SR 207.
Work schedule: Monday through Wednesday the contractor will run 24 hour operations.  Between 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes while the contractor is chipsealing wheelruts.  Overnight the contractor will perform mobile brooming operations.  Travelers should stay attentive to contractor equipment and shoulder closures overnight.  A 35 m.p.h. reduced speed is in place through the work zone during the project.
Contact: Assistant Project Engineer Jeff Deal 509-667-2882

US 97 Boundary Bridge #9323
County: Kittitas  Highway: US 97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 159-160 (near Swauk Campground)
Description: In this $4.5M project, WHH Nisqually Construction Services will construct a concrete bridge to replace an old culvert that created a fish passage barrier. Work will include a detour widening to shift traffic while the bridge is constructed half at a time.  Two-way traffic will be maintained outside working hours throughout the life of the project, except some instances of work that may require overnight flagging. No full closures of US 97 are planned for this project.  Work started on March 9 and is scheduled to be complete in November.
Work schedule: Traffic is shifted to divided lanes around the work zone in the middle of the lanes.  A reduced speed of 35 m.p.h. is in place, as well as a 10 ft. width restriction for northbound traffic, and a 11 ft. width restriction for southbound traffic.
Contact: Assistant Project Engineer Jeff Deal 509-667-2882
West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project (Chelan County)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2/97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 110
Description: A contractor for Chelan County will remove and replace the failing W. Cashmere Bridge.  Eastbound exit to bridge will be closed until project completion in 2021.  Expect lane shift, speed reductions and intermittent flagger controlled traffic as the project progresses.  
Work schedule: Eastbound off ramp and westbound turn lane to W. Cashmere Bridge/Goodwin Rd. will be closed.  
Contact: Chelan County Public Works 509-667-6415

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