Transportation

[6/20/19] Link Transit Seeks Tax Increase

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Link Transit is asking voters in Chelan and Douglas Counties to approve a small sales tax to fund increased bus routes and services. In support of Link Transit’s Proposition 1 on the August 6 ballot, residents from Leavenworth, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Chelan formed Citizens For Better Transit. They launched the Yes on Link Prop […]

[6/19/19] SPILL CLOSES US2

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A right-hand lane of westbound US 2, about two miles west of Cashmere, was closed down for about 45 minutes yesterday afternoon due to a lumber spill. DOT maintenance crews were able to clear the roadway and reopen just a little after 4pm.

[6/12/19] I-90 Reduces Speeds for Repairs

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Bridge work on Interstate 90 near Moses Lake means a reduced speed limit on a one-mile stretch of the highway starting today. The work takes place east of Blue Heron Park near Moses Lake and will require single lane closures and narrow shoulders to allow space for crews and equipment on and around the bridge. […]

[6/10/19] Construction and Travel Advisory

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Construction & Travel Advisory Monday June 10 thru Friday June 14 ·  US 97 Blewett Pass- Expect delays at two work zones Monday through Thursday this week, one near Swauk Creek Campground and a paving project near Blewett Pass summit.    SR 20 Loup Loup Pass Summit Emergency Repair Work schedule: Monday – Saturday 6 […]

[4/16/19] North Cascades Highway Opens Thursday

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Thanks to less snow, a dedicated crew and no major setbacks, SR 20/North Cascades Highway which closed last December is on track to reopen at 9 AM Thursday April 18. The clearing process began on Monday March 25 with maintenance crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation working on opposite ends of the closed […]

[4/15/19] Reopening North Cascades Highway

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041519 Monday News Reopening the North Cascades Highway Week three is in the books.  About 8 more miles of pavement got cleared and the east and west crews start this week only six miles apart. On the west side, Department of Transportation snow removal crews made it to Milepost 154 (about 2 miles below Rainy […]

[4/8/19] North Cascades Highway Update

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The second week of clearing work continues to move along at a steady pace, due to low snow pack, favorable weather conditions and the hard work of the dedicated crews clearing the way.  Crews from both sides cleared over nine more miles of highway this past week, past Granite Creek Bridge on the west side, […]

[4/8/19] Woodin Avenue Bridge Project Update

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Woodin Avenue Landing Park will be closed for the next two weeks (Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 19) due to heavy construction activities in the park. Activities planned for the week of April 8th thru the 12th Installing irrigation sleeves Begin Landing Park wall Concrete pours for curbs, planter seating, and sidewalks Woodin Avenue […]

[3/27/19] North Cascades Highway

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Forget about that groundhog. A sure sign of spring in the Pacific Northwest is the announcement that the clearing of 37 miles of State Route 20 connecting the Skagit and Methow valleys began Monday, March 25. Washington State Department of Transportation’s east side maintenance crews cleared from Early Winters up 7 miles to Silver Star […]

[3/21/19] Temporary Weight Restrictions

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Temporary weight restrictions are in place on Chelan County roads in the Wenatchee, Chelan, Entiat and Cashmere districts. The number of weight-restricted roads is expected to grow. Seasonal snowmelt and runoff can soften roadways, potentially leading to costly damages. Temporary weight restrictions are put in place annually to protect the roadways from such damage. Only emergency […]