North Central region construction and travel advisory

WSDOT North Central Region Weekly Construction Update & Travel Advisory for Sept. 23– Sept. 27

Updated: Friday, Sept. 20


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

Take Note: 

  • This Saturday (9/21) on SR 155 between Banks Lake and Grand Coulee, watch for runners and closed roadway shoulders where participants in the Run the Dam race will be sharing the road.
  • This Saturday (9/21), expect flagger controlled traffic on Blewett Pass at milepost 161 between Swauk campground and Pipe Creek Sno-Park where a contractor is repairing guardrail damaged by a collision.
  • On Tuesday, a contractor for Chelan County Public Works will close a lane near Steven Rd. on US 2 Stevens Pass for work on a culvert replacement project (pdf 843 kb).  Travelers can expect flagger controlled traffic with delays. 


Active projects:

US 2/97 Intersection Improvements #9454 (Dryden to Monitor)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 2 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 106 - 115 (Dryden to Monitor)
Description:  Neppell Electrical is the contractor for this project that will repair and improve flashing warning beacons at five intersections between Dryden and Monitor on US 2/97.  During the work, the “Prepare to Stop When Flashing” that correspond with the change of intersection signal lights from green to red will be covered.  A temporary sign without lights will inform travelers to “Be Prepared to Stop” while the contractor performs necessary repairs.
Work schedule: On Monday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. expect temporary signage, shoulder closures and lane shifts at the intersections of US 2/97 at Dryden Ave./Johnson Rd., Goodwin Rd./Hay Canyon Rd., Aplets Way/Nahahum Canyon Rd., Cotlets Way/Eels Rd., Main St./Easy St.  
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2880

SR 17 Intersection Improvements #9454 (Moses Lake)
County: Grant  Highway: SR 17 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 51-54 (Moses Lake)
Description:  Neppell Electrical is the contractor for this project that will install flashing warning beacons at six intersections on SR 17 in Moses Lake between the eastbound I-90 off ramp and Broadway Ave.  Intersections include eastbound I-90 off ramp at SR 17, SR 17/Kittelson Rd., SR 17/Yonezawa Blvd., SR 17/Nelson Rd., SR 17/E. Wheeler Rd., and SR 17/Broadway Ave.
Work schedule: Tuesday - Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. expect temporary signage, shoulder closures and lane shifts at the intersection of eastbound I-90 off ramp and SR 17. 
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2880

US 2 Meet Line Pavement Repair (Stevens Pass summit)
Counties: King/Chelan  Highway: US 2 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 64-71 (west of Stevens Pass Summit to east of Lanham Lake trailhead/Stevens Pass Nordic Center)
Description:  A maintenance crew will be performing meet line pavement repair from west of Stevens Pass summit to east of the Lanham Lake trailhead and Stevens Pass Nordic Center.  Center lane closure and a reduced speed zone of 45 mph will be in place for the duration of this work.  This work is weather dependent.  Speed returns to 60 mph during non-working hours, including weekends.  
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. expect flagger controlled traffic with some delays, lane shifts and a reduced speed zone of 45 mph during working hours.
Contact: North Central Region Communications 509-667-2815

SR 28/13th Avenue Roundabout (City of Quincy) 
County: Grant   Highway: SR 28  Region: North Central
Location: SR 28 MP 28 (intersection with 13th Avenue)  
Description:  The City of Quincy has contracted Tommer Construction to build a roundabout at the intersection of SR 28 and 13th Avenue.
Work schedule: Wednesday and Thursday nights only, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. expect flagger controlled traffic with possible delays where the contractor is installing permanent marking on the newly constructed roundabout.
Contact: Ariel Belino City Engineer 509-787-3523

US 97 South of Blewett Pass Paving #9339
County: Kittitas  Highway: US 97  Region: North Central
Location: MP 149 - 165 (Junction with SR 970 to Tronson Creek near summit of Blewett Pass)
Description: Central Washington Asphalt is the contractor for this $5.0 million project.  The project will preserve roadway integrity by planning and paving between the junction with SR 970 to Tronson Creek near the summit of Blewett Pass.  
Work schedule: On Saturday (9/21) expect flagger controlled traffic with delays of 20 minutes at milepost 161.4 (between Swauk campground and Pipe Creek Sno Park) where a contractor is repairing damaged guardrail.  Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect one lane, flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes in the work zone where the contractor is installing rumble strips, guidepost and pavement markings on the length of the project.  
Contact: Project Engineer Kevin Waligorski 509-667-2861

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.  Currently there is reduced speed zone of 50 mph and a 12 ft. load restriction through the work zone.  Work started April 15, 2019.
Work schedule: Project is moving toward winter suspension.  Reduced speed zone and 12 ft. width restriction has been removed. 
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2880

US 97A Utility Conduit Installation (Chelan County PUD)
County: Chelan  Highway: US 97A  Region: North Central
Location: MP 223 (City of Chelan)
Description: A contractor for Chelan County PUD is installing utility conduit on W. Woodin Ave. in the City of Chelan.  Work began Sept. 16 and will continue for about a month.  
Work schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. expect flagger controlled traffic with delays on W. Woodin Ave.
Contact: Chelan County Public Utility District 509-663-8121

SR 153 Methow River Bridge Structural Rehabilitation, Phase 3 #9388
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 153 Region: North Central 
Location: MP 11.83-22.36 (Methow to Carlton)
Description: The third phase of rehabilitation work on the three Methow River bridges between Methow and Carlton.  This work will include column jacketing and retrofitting to rehabilitate these bridges.  Work begins June 17 and is scheduled to be complete the end of September.  Traffic control will include alternating, single lane travel on each bridge consecutively.  The project is schedule to be complete the end of September.
Work Schedule: Beginning July 17 through September, there will be intermittent flagger controlled traffic at all three bridges Monday through Saturday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Work is primarily under and around the bridge, so delays will be short, primarily when the crew is moving and staging equipment.
Contact: Project Engineer Jeff Deal 509-667-2886

SR 155 NCR Seal 2019 #9365
County: Okanogan  Highway: SR 155  Region: North Central
Location:  MP 55 (near Coyote Creek Campground, south of Disautel)
Description: In this $8.5M project, Granite Construction is resurfacing SR 155 from Coulee Dam to Omak,  Work includes crack sealing, shoulder work, pavement repair, asphalt paving, and chip sealing to preserve the roadway. 
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. expect flagger controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes where the contractor is completing work on this project.  
Contact: Project Engineer Brian Pearson 509-667-2880

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