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 […]
[8/10/19] 97A Rock Scaling Project
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 […]
[4/16/19] North Cascades Highway Opens Thursday
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 […]
[4/8/19] North Cascades Highway Update
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, […]
[3/27/19] North Cascades Highway
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 […]
[3/26/19] Studded Tire Deadline
With a record-setting winter finally in the history books, the arrival of spring means drivers in Washington have until Sunday, March 31, to remove studded tires. The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day March 31. Starting at midnight […]
[11/12/18] I-90 Closure
I-90 Closure Maintenance crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation are planning to close the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 tomorrow near Cle Elum to remove trees. The westbound lanes of I-90 will be closed at Exit 84 from 8 AM To 1 PM Tuesday, November 13 to remove several trees in the area. […]
[10/2/18] WSDOT Assess Project Communications
WSDOT officials are assessing which communications methods worked best during the summer’s major road projects.
[7/24/18] Tumwater Canyon to be closed Wednesday
The Department of Transportation will close Tumwater Canyon from 5 am to 5 pm Wednesday.
[7/10/18] Winthrop Airport Reopened
Methow Valley State Airport has a brand new runway after temporary closure.