North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory week of April 12-16
Updated: Friday, April 9

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

Take Note: 

  • An inspection of the Wenatchee River Bridge is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Expect lane closures and slower travel times for northbound traffic.  
  • An inspection of Knapps Tunnel is scheduled for Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The detour is SR 971/Navarre Coulee Rd. and adds about 20 minutes to travel times.  US 97 is recommended for those traveling between Chelan and Wenatchee.
  • The spring clearing of the North Cascades Highway started April 5.
  • 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 Hazard Tree Removal (Leavenworth)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2  Region: North Central
Location: MP 100-103
Description: A maintenance crew is removing identified hazard trees adjacent to the highway east of Leavenworth.
Work schedule: Monday only, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect automated flagger assistant device (AFAD) traffic control with alternating one way traffic and some delays. 
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

US 2 Shoulder Vegetation Control (Don Senn Memorial Interchange to Dryden)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2  Region: North Central
Location: MP 105-107
Description: A maintenance crew is performing vegetation control on right-of-way adjacent to the highway between Don Senn Memorial Interchange/Big Y to Dryden .
Work schedule: Monday and Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., be attentive to shoulder closures on both sides of the highway where the crew is working. 
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

SR 17 GCPUD Fiber Installtion (Othello to Moses Lake)
County: Grant  Highway: SR 17  Region: North Central
Location: MP 43-48
Description: A utility crew for Grant County PUD is performing horizontal drilling in road shoulder between Othello and Moses Lake.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., be attentive for shoulder closures on both sides of the highway. 
Contact: Grant County Public Utility District 509-766-2505

SR 17 Crack Seal (Moses Lake)
County: Grant  Highway: SR 17  Region: North Central
Location: MP 50-57
Description: A maintenance crew will crack seal the highway between Patton Blvd. and Kittleson Rd. in Moses Lake.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect left lane closures and slow downs with right lanes open for through traffic.  All exits and turns will be open.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

SR 20 Crack Seal (Early Winters to Winthop)
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 17  Region: North Central
Location: MP 177-192
Description: A crew will crack seal the roadway from Early Winters to Winthrop.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with pilot car and delays where the crew is working.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

SR 28 Crack Seal (Quincy to Winchester)
County: Grant  Highway: SR 28  Region: North Central
Location: MP 30-34
Description: A maintenance crew will crack seal the highway between Quincy and Winchester.
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect flagger-controlled traffic with delays where the crew is crack sealing the highway.
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

I-90 Paving East of George #9638
County: Grant  Highway: I-90  Region: North Central
Location: MP 148-165
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 Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., expect lane closures and reduced speed where the contractor is paving at grind out locations.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

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.  There may be intermittent flagger-controlled traffic with delays when the contractor is staging equipment and materials.
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2881

US 97A South of Entiat Site 3 Rock Slope Scaling #9639
County: Chelan  Highway: US 97A  Region: North Central
Location: MP 213-214
Description: A contractor will perform rock scaling on a 1500 ft. slope south of Entiat.  Work will require daily closures of the highway between milepost 213.63 to 213.76 on weekdays between March 29 and April 12.  On April 13 and 14, expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes.  Road will be open on evenings and weekends.
Work schedule: Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is repairing pavement and installing pavement markings.  There are no more day closures scheduled for this project.
Contact: Assistant Project Engineer Jeff Deal 509-667-2881

SR 155 GCPUD Fiber Installtion (Electric City)
County: Grant  Highway: SR 155  Region: North Central
Location: MP 19-21 (Steamboat Rock State Park entrance to Electric City)
Description: A utility crew for Grant County PUD is performing horizontal drilling in road shoulder.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., be attentive for shoulder closures on both sides of the highway. 
Contact: Grant County Public Utility District 509-766-2505

SR 207 Hazard Tree Removal (Lake Wenatchee)
County: Chelan  Highway: SR 207  Region: North Central
Location: MP 0-4
Description: A maintenance crew is removing identified hazard trees adjacent to the highway between junction of US 2/SR 207 and Chumstick Highway.
Work schedule: Tuesday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect automated flagger assistant device (AFAD) traffic control with alternating one way traffic and some delays. 
Contact: NCR Communications 509-860-0000

SR 285 Wenatchee River Bridge Inspection
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2  Region: North Central
Location: MP 4
Description: A bridge inspection crew will be performing a regularly scheduled inspection of the Wenachee River Bridge.
Work schedule: Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect lane closures and slow downs while the crew performs bridge inspection.
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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