Road work continues; delays expected

— Road work continues this week around Okanogan County, with some projects involving traffic delays while crews work.

On Wednesday, motorists on U.S. Highway 97 north of Tonasket can expect delays of up to 20 minutes while fog sealing takes place.

Flaggers will direct traffic through the project, from milepost 314 to milepost 326.

East of town, drivers can expect 20-minute delays on state Highway 20 from milepost 261 to milepost 266. Fog sealing will be under way.

The work is part of a $15.5 million project in which Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington.

The project also updates safety features including striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections and addressing Americans with Disability Act concerns on state Highway 155 in Grand Coulee and on U.S. Highway 97 in Tonasket.

Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.

In Omak, motorists can expect lane shifts, shoulder closures and pedestrian detours as crews continue to update sidewalks and repair drainage problems on state Highway 215 and state Highway 155.

Other crews are removing pavement markings on shoulders and left-turn lanes, and lowering utility covers in advance of paving.

The $3.2 million project, being done by Granite Construction, includes upgrades of sidewalks to meet disability standards, and paving state Highway 215 from Omak through Okanogan and the state Highway 155 spur in Omak.

Work began April 21 and should be complete in early September.

In Grant County, motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minutes on Wednesday and Thursday on state Highway 155 from Coulee City to Grand Coulee.

Flaggers will direct traffic through the chip sealing work.


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