North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory week of June 14-18
Updated: Friday, June 11

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

Take Note: 

  • 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 Paving (Stevens Pass)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2  Region: North Central
Location: MP 62-70
Description: A crew is paving nine miles of deteriorated road over the summit of Steven Pass.  This work is weather dependent.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., traffic in each direction will be reduced to 1 lane.  Expect slow downs and longer than normal travel times during working hours.  The crew may require intermittent traffic control with flaggers when staging equipment and setting up lane closures.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

US 2/Eastside of Stevens Pass Paving #9487
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2  Region: North Central
Location: MP 71-79
Description: A contractor for WSDOT is making repairs to some sections of pavement where last year’s project work did not set up correctly.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. expect flagger controlled traffic and delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is installing and fog sealing new edge line rumble stripe and putting down two coats of edge line paint.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2862

US 2 Area Paving #9620
County: Chelan/Douglas  Highway: US 2  Region: North Central
Location: MP 119-121
Description: A contractor for WSDOT will repair pavement and bridge decks between Easy Street and junction of US 2/97 and SR 28 north of Wenatchee.
Work schedule: Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect single lane closures and slow downs where the contractor is completing bridge joints, putting down paint and plastic line, installing concrete curb, and adjusting monuments and catch basins.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2862

SR 20 Paving (Loup Loup)
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 20  Region: North Central
Location: MP 209-223
Description: A crew is paving 14 miles of SR 20 east of Tonasket over Loup Loup Pass.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and delays up to 20 minutes where the crew is paving the roadway.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

I-90 Paving East of George #9638
County: Grant  Highway: I-90  Region: North Central
Location: MP 148-152
Description: This section of roadway is due for resurfacing by the least life cycle cost method. This project will plane and pave the existing roadway with hot mix asphalt paving. This will prolong the life of the roadway and provide for a smoother surface for the public. 
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect lane closures and reduced speed zones where the contractor is placing shoulder rumble strips, guideposts, recessed pavement parkers and plastic traffic markings.
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

US 97 Orondo Vicinity Two-Way Left Turn Lane
County: Douglas  Highway: US 97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 213
Description: A crew is widening shoulders and restriping the highway near The Market Place in Orondo .
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., northbound traffic will be detoured to US 2 to the US 97 Spur back to US 97 around the work zone, and southbound lane will be shifted around the work zone with shoulder closures.  Travelers should plan for slow downs through Orondo during working hours.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

US 97 South of Tonasket and Pateros 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: Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes.  Monday and Tuesday the contractor is repairing pavement, Wednesday and Thursday the mainline will be paved, and Friday the contractor will stripe the new pavement.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2862

SR 971 Crackseal (Navarre Coulee)
County: Chelan  Highway: SR 971  Region: North Central
Location: MP 0-15
Description: A crew is cracksealing the length of SR 971/Navarre Coulee Rd.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., expect automatic flagging assistance device with pilot car and delays up to 20 minutes where the crew is cracksealing the roadway.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

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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