North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory week of Sept. 20-24
Updated: Friday, Sept. 17

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

Take Note: 

  • US 2/Tumwater Canyon (milepost 84.5-99) will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 22 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for winter prep maintenance.  Detour is available on Chumstick Highway for non-freight vehicles.
  • 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:

SR 17 Strategic Pavement Preservation 2021 #9715
County: Grant  Highway: SR 17  Region: North Central
Location: MP 23-29
Description: A contractor is repairing and paving the highway.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect single lane closures and reduced speed zone where the contractor is planing, paving, and striping the highway.
Contact: Project Engineer Jeff Deal 509-667-2882

SR 26 Strategic Pavement Preservation 2021 #9715 
County: Grant  Highway: SR 26  Region: North Central
Location: MP 33-35 (Othello)
Description: A contractor is repairing and paving the highway west of Othello.
Work schedule: Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect single lane closures and reduced speed zone where the contractor is planing, paving, and striping the highway.
Contact: Project Engineer Jeff Deal 509-667-2882

SR 26 Spill Clean Up (Othello) 
County: Grant  Highway: SR 26  Region: North Central
Location: MP 46-47
Description: A contractor will remove and replace soils in highway ditch impacted with liquid fertilizer near Booker Rd. east of Othello.
Work schedule: Wednesday only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is cleaning up a fertilizer spill.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

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 October.
Work schedule: Tuesday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes as the contractor is performing shoulder repair.  A reduced speed zone is in place 24/7 through the project work site while the contractor completes construction.  
Contact: Project Engineer Jeff Deal 509-667-2882

US 97 South of Pateros Paving and Seal #9649
County: Okanogan  Highway: US 97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 248-253
Description: A contractor is paving and sealing approximately 5 miles of highway south of Pateros, and approximately 14 miles of pavement south of Tonasket.
Work schedule: Wednesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is applying paint lines.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2862

US 97 South of Tonasket Paving and Seal #9649
County: Okanogan  Highway: US 97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 301-314
Description: A contractor will pave and seal approximately 5 miles of highway south of Pateros, and approximately 14 miles of pavement south of Tonasket.
Work schedule: Wednesday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is applying paint lines.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2862

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. are closed. The road will be torn up and a crew builds a roundabout just north of Vale Road.  Traffic will be shifted around the work area and travelers can expect flagger controlled traffic during working hours. Plan for construction in the Hay Canyon area to continue through the year.  
Contact: Chelan County Public Works 509-667-6415

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