North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory for March 30- April 3
Updated: Friday, March 27

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

Take Note: 

  • Adopt-A-Highway roadside pick up has been suspended until further notice.
  • The US 97A Rock Slope Scaling project has been delayed under the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” proclamation.  A revised schedule is yet to be determined.
  • 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 24/Bench Road Intersection Improvements #9483 (Othello)
County: Adams  Highway: SR 24 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 78 (south of Othello)
Description:  Cameron-Reilly, L.L.C. is the contractor for this project that will install a roundabout at the intersection of SR 24 and Bench Road.  Construction began on Feb. 10 and will include two closures with detours.  Full closure of the intersection started Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. and will conclude not later than Sunday, March 29.  Construction will then be suspended in accordance with the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” proclamation. 
Work schedule: The intersection is scheduled to reopen over the weekend.  Work will be suspended after the intersection reopening and no active traffic control will be in place.
Contact: Project Engineer James Reynolds 509-667-2861

US 97 Boundary Bridge #9323 (Blewett Pass)
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 late October.
Work schedule:  Traffic has been shifted to a bypass lane with a reduced speed limit and 12 ft. width restriction.  Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. there is the potential for some traffic control with brief delays as the contractor stages equipment. 
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2880

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