North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory for Sept. 21-25
Updated: Friday, Sept. 18

Lauren Loebsack – Communications 509-667-2815 (Wenatchee)

Take Note: 

  • On SR 285/George Sellar Bridge, Sunday only, the outside eastbound lane will be closed frin 4:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a regularly scheduled inspection.
  • 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 Eastside Paving #9487
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2 Region: North Central
Location: MP 71-78 (Stevens Pass)
Description: Inland Asphalt is the contractor for this $3.05 million dollar project to resurface deteriorating asphalt concrete pavement to extend the life of this section of roadway.  
Work schedule: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is installing guideposts and applying paint and plastic pavement markings.  
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

US 2 Stevens Pass Strategic Pavement Preservation #9583
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2 Region: North Central
Location: MP 64-71 (Stevens Pass)
Description: Granite Construction is the contractor for a project that will repair failed sections of pavement.  Work will include grinding and asphalt overlay.  
Work schedule: Monday and Tuesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays where the contractor is applying grooved paint line.  
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

SR 20 Rainy Pass Flood Deflection Berm #9485
County: Skagit  Highway: SR 20 Region: North Central
Location: MP 149-150
Description: Tiger Construction is the contractor for a project to build flood deflection improvements on SR 20 between milepost 149.88 and 150.06 in Skagit County.  Work will include clearing and grubbing, channel excavation, new culvert pipe installation, and seeding.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect shoulder closures and intermittent flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

SR 20 Chipseal 2020 #9500
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 20  Region: North Central
Location: MP 194-209
Description: WSDOT seal projects restore and preserve region highways to extend the life cycle of the roadway.  This year's seal work addresses 65 miles of 3 rural highways; SR 282 from Ephrata to SR 17( MP 0.00 to 4.92), SR 153 from Pateros to Twisp (MP 0.00 to MP 30.74), SR 20 Winthrop to SR 153 (MP 194.32 to MP 209.0), SR 20  from Aeneas Valley Rd east to Wauconda Pass (MP 274.66 to MP 288.87).  The contract includes asphalt paving, chip sealing, shoulder and pavement repair, bridge deck repair, 37 miles of centerline rumble strips as well as new pavement markings.
Work schedule: Monday through Wednesday, from 7 a.m to 4:30 p.m, expect flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is installing guideposts.  
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

SR 26 Bridge 118 Deck Repair (Providence Coulee Bridge)
County: Adams  Highway: SR 26  Region: North Central
Location: MP 57
Description: A bridge maintenance crew will be patching large sections of the concrete desk, one lane at a time.  There will be 12 ft. width restriction during working hours.  Work may take up to three weeks, depending on conditions.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect traffic control with automated flagger assistance device (AFAD).  Over-width loads are encouraged to use an alternate route.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-667-2815

I-90 Sign Update #9524
County: Grant  Highway: I-90  Region: North Central
Location: MP 138-179
Description: A contractor will remove, relocate and install new highway signage with new foundations and posts as required.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. expect shoulder closures from north of Vantage Bridge to Moses Lake where the contractor is removing and installing overhead signs on I-90.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

I-90 Cable Barrier Upgrades #9528
County: Grant  Highway: I-90  Region: North Central
Location: MP 144- 192 (Silica Rd. to Adams County Line)
Description: A contractor for WSDOT will install new concrete anchors and barrier cables on the freeway.  This project is scheduled through the end of July.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect inside lane closures on the freeway in both directions where the contractor is installing cable barrier.  The contractor will start at milepost 142 and work east, moving traffic control as work proceeds.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

US 97 Aerial Fiber Cable Crossing (Consolidated Communications)
County: Kittitas  Highway: US 97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 152 (Lauderdale)
Description: A utility crew for Consolidated Communications will complete an aerial fiber optic cable crossing at Lauderdaule near Blewett Pass.
Work schedule: Tuesday only, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 10 minutes where a utility crew is installing fiber optic cable.
Contact: Consolidated Communications 1-844-968-7224

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: Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays as the contractor prepares for winter shut down.  Traffic has been shifted to a temporary bypass lane with a reduced speed limit and 12 ft. width restriction.  Bypass lane has narrow shoulder. 
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

US 97A VMS Installation (Chelan)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 97A  Region: North Central
Location: MP 230
Description: Colvico Electric, Inc. is the contractor for a project to install a permanent variable message sign (VMS) at the junction of US 97A/SR 971
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect shoulder closures and occasional flagger controlled traffic where the contractor is installing new electronic signage.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-667-2815

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: Sept. 16-30, a portion of Sunburst Lane north of the highway where the contractor is using the area to stage navigate a crane.  Eastbound off ramp and westbound turn lane to W. Cashmere Bridge/Goodwin Rd. will be closed.  
Contact: Chelan County Public Works 509-667-6415

SR 153 Chipseal 2020 #9500
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 153  Region: North Central
Location: MP 0- 30 (Methow Valley)
Description: WSDOT seal projects restore and preserve region highways to extend the life cycle of the roadway.  This year's seal work addresses 65 miles of 3 rural highways; SR 282 from Ephrata to SR 17( MP 0.00 to 4.92), SR 153 from Pateros to Twisp (MP 0.00 to MP 30.74), SR 20 Winthrop to SR 153 (MP 194.32 to MP 209.0), SR 20  from Aeneas Valley Rd east to Wauconda Pass (MP 274.66 to MP 288.87).  The contract includes asphalt paving, chip sealing, shoulder and pavement repair, bridge deck repair, 37 miles of centerline rumble strips as well as new pavement markings.
Work schedule: Monday through Wednesday, from 7 a.m to 4:30 p.m, expect flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is installing guideposts.  
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

SR 282 Chipseal 2020 #9500
County: Grant  Highway: SR 153  Region: North Central
Location: MP 0-4.92 (Ephrata)
Description: WSDOT seal projects restore and preserve region highways to extend the life cycle of the roadway.  This year's seal work addresses 65 miles of 3 rural highways; SR 282 from Ephrata to SR 17 (MP 0.00 to 4.92), SR 153 from Pateros to Twisp (MP 0.00 to MP 30.74), SR 20 Winthrop to SR 153 (MP 194.32 to MP 209.0), SR 20  from Aeneas Valley Rd east to Wauconda Pass (MP 274.66 to MP 288.87).  The contract includes asphalt paving, chip sealing, shoulder and pavement repair, bridge deck repair, 37 miles of centerline rumble strips as well as new pavement markings.
Work schedule: Friday only, from 7 a.m to 4:30 p.m, expect flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is installing guideposts.  
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

 

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