Information and traffic alerts for the week of September 18
Surplus Auction: September 28. Chelan County Public Works is participating in a virtual equipment auction facilitated by Chuck Yarbro Auctioneers. The auction begins at 9 a.m. on Sept. 28, but surplus items are available for preview online or at the business, 2556 N. Frontage Road W. in Moses Lake.
County Road Projects
Pre-Level Continues: Last week, crews got a great start to pre-level work, completing work in the Leavenworth, Cashmere and Chelan districts. This week, they will be on Entiat River Road on Monday and then move to the Wenatchee Heights area in the Wenatchee District. The list of roads is available online. Traffic impacts include one-lane, flagger-controlled traffic in the work zone. Motorists should plan for minor traffic delays.
Guardrail Repairs: A contractor will begin repairing guardrail around the county this week. While working, the project area will be at one lane, with flaggers directing traffic. This is routine maintenance that the county typically hires a contractor to complete annually. A map of the repair areas is on our website.
Number 2 Canyon Road Preservation: The start date of the project has been moved to Sept. 25. Construction will take about 25 working days. The project will improve the primitive section of Number 2 Canyon Road, between milepost 4.35 and 4.97. Road improvements will include re-establishing the 18- to 20-foot roadway width, smoothing out large ruts, improving drainage and graveling the project area. The work area will be closed to through traffic; it will be open to locals only. Public Works encourages recreationists to stay away from the area while crews are working.
Chumstick Highway Phase V: Paving of the project area has wrapped up. The contractor will be striping the project area this week and working on bridge joints. During working hours, the road will be at one lane, with flaggers directing traffic. A pilot car also may lead motorists through the work area. Plan for minor traffic delays, or avoid the area if you can. Outside working hours, the roadway will be at two lanes. Visit the project’s webpage for details.
Goodwin Road/Sunset Road Improvement Project: The roadway is open to two lanes. The contractor is working on final details, including the installation of new street lights in the city’s portion of the project. That will happen in October.
Maintenance plans may change with weather conditions or equipment difficulties. Visit the Public Works website, where the weekly road maintenance information is regularly updated.