Washington State Department of Transportation has worked on opposite ends of the 37-mile closed section of road and met near Rainey Pass, Monday, May 7
That reopening of Hwy 20 appears to be toward the latter half of the reopening estimation.
Methow Valley State Airport is expected to reopen at the end of June.
The decision to replace the original facility was actually made about 30 years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that the idea came to fruition.
The North Cascades Highway is a critical economic link between the east and west side of the state- especially for the Methow Valley.
The east side clearing, near Mazama, won’t get underway until Monday, April 9th…
The deadline was last extended in 2012.
Crews will have one lane, flagger, pilot car controlled traffic as DOT Crews install rumble strip and apply fog seal.
Give them cookies, I hear they like cookies.
By Thursday evening, DOT crews caught up with the massive snow fall and traffic was flowing freely-