Transportation

[8/19/19] Another Round Of Public Hearings for US 97A

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Travelers who regularly use US Highway 97A can help choose the best times for some rock slope scaling work that’s slated to be done during the 2020 construction season. Lauren Loebsack is with the DOT’s North Central Region. Loebsack said the roadway will have to be closed due to the nature of the work to be performed and […]

[8/13/19] Local Road Construction

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In local road construction this week: Highway 2 paving near Cashmere and Monitor today, then Wenatchee tomorrow and Thursday between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Expect lane shifts where a maintenance crew is paving US 2. On Highway 97 Blewett Pass at milepost 159 in both directions near Swauk Creek campground, Monday through Thursday there […]

[8/10/19] 97A Rock Scaling Project

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The Washington State Department of Transportation is planning a major Rock Slope Scaling Project on US 97A between Entiat and Chelan.The project will require full closure of the roadway so contractors can safely remove loose rocks from the steep slopes along US 97A. Currently the DOT is weighing four different options that would vary the […]

[8/6/19] Bridge Inspections Continue

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Chelan County Public Works road crews began bridge inspections throughout the county yesterday. While inspections are underway, traffic will be reduced to one lane on the impacted bridges, with flaggers directing traffic. Minor traffic delays are expected. Travelers are asked to find alternate routes during the bridge inspections. Today, inspection work will be done on […]

[8/6/19] Wenatchee Works on Traffic Issues

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The City of Wenatchee has been seeking funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Confluence Parkway, part of the North Wenatchee Transportation Master Plan, whose goal is to alleviate traffic concerns specifically in the North Wenatchee corridor. Funding for the $125 million project would come in part from the US DOT’s Infrastructure grant […]

[8/2/19] Blewett Pass Project Cause Slow Downs

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If traveling over Blewett Pass today, expect delays. Starting at 10 o’clock, travelers over Blewett Pass will encounter delays up to 20 minutes at the Boundary Bridge project near Swauk Creek campground as the contractor pours concrete for the bridge foundation. The work requires overhead equipment and materials staging so traffic will be stopped on […]

[7/31/19] Traffic woes

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Traffic woes in the Leavenworth area have grown steadily over the past 20 or so years. A new survey hopes to gather information on how to alleviate or at least deal with the growing problem. It’s called the US 2 Upper Wenatchee Valley Corridor Transportation Study. The Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council is working with the City […]

[7/27/19] Local Road Construction

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Cleanup continues in Manson from chip seal work. Chip sealing continues this week in the cities of Wenatchee and Chelan, and the DOT is working on the west Quincy roundabout at 13th Avenue on Highway 28. Work continues on the south side of Blewett Pass at the Boundary Bridge project near Swauk Creek campground. If […]

[7/24/19] Local Road Construction

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Chip sealing work continues on roads throughout Manson today and tomorrow. Work on Highway 2 in Peshastin to fix a wash-out has concluded, after causing backups yesterday and Monday. Chip sealing continues this week in the cities of Wenatchee and Chelan, and the DOT is working on the west Quincy roundabout at 13th Avenue on […]

[7/18/19] Pay-per-mile Tax Vote

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The Washington Transportation Commission is expected to vote later this year on a proposal to replace the gas tax with a pay-per-mile system. The vote will take place Dec. 17, after the commission is expected to receive a report in October from a panel that has studied the new type of tax. Any recommendation voted […]