North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory 
Updated: Friday, Feb. 26

Lauren Loebsack – Communications 509-860-0000 (cell)

Take Note: 

  • Blue Lake safety rest area remains closed for the season.  It is scheduled to reopen April 16.
  • 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 Guardrail Installation (Moses Coulee)
County: Douglas  Highway: SR 17  Region: North Central
Location: MP 172 
Description: A maintenance crew will install 200 feet of guardrail along the highway near Jameson Lake Rd.
Work schedule:  Monday only from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., expect flagger-controlled traffic with delays where the crew is working.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

SR 17 Strategic Pavement Preservation #9624
County: Grant  Highway: SR 17  Region: North Central
Location: MP 42-51 (south of I-90 to Road 5 SE)
Description: Central Washington Asphalt, Inc. is the contractor for the region’s 2021 Strategic Pavement Preservation project.  Work will include crack seal, pothole repair, and chipseal.  Locations selected for this season are US 2 (MP 78-90), SR 17 (MP 42-51), SR 24 (43-63), SR 26 (MP 18-32), US 97A (MP 236-240), SR 170 (MP 2-4), SR 172 (MP 0-18).
Work schedule:  Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is crack sealing the highway.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

SR 17 S. of Rd. M SE Railroad Crossing Improvements #9628
County: Grant  Highway: SR 17  Region: North Central
Location: MP 48 (south of I-90 near Road M)
Description: will provide safety improvements to the rail crossing, adding pull out lanes for vehicles that are required by law to stop at RR crossings.  Additionally, a new cantilever with railroad flashing LED lights, an active advanced warning system, beam guardrail, permanent signing, and pavement markings will be added.
Work schedule:  Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is crack sealing the highway. Beginning Friday, March 5, a full closure will be in place with signed detour to allow a contractor for Columbia Basin Railroad to install a new concrete railroad crossing.  The road will reopen no later than Monday, March 8 at 6 p.m.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

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 is replacing 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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