State road work begins in earnest

— Work is getting under way in earnest this week on several state highways in and around Okanogan County as part of a $15.5 million state project to resurface 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties.

The state is chip sealing state Highways 17, 20, 155, 172 and 174, and U.S. Highways 2 and 97.

In Okanogan County, motorists can expect occasional delays at Sixth Street in downtown Tonasket, where crews install Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible sidewalk ramps. That work will continue this week through Thursday, the state Department of Transportation said.

On Monday, a crew was scheduled to grind down old pavement on state Highway 174 east of Brewster from milepost 128 to 144. Delays of 20 minutes were expected.

On Tuesday, similar grinding was planned north of Tonasket on U.S. Highway 97. That portion of the project will go from milepost 314-326.

On Wednesday, a crew will grind down old pavement on state Highway 174 from its start at Leahy Junction to state Highway 155 in Grand Coulee. Delays of up to 20 minutes are anticipated.

Through Thursday, crack and fog sealing is planned on state Highway 155 from Coulee City to Grand Coulee, milepost zero to 25. Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected.


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