Bridge work means detour for Highway 97

Map shows closed area (red) and traffic route (yellow) for most vehicles during the closure. The truck route (orange) goes south on Highway 97 to the south bridge in Okanogan and back north through both cities.

Washington Department of Transportation
Map shows closed area (red) and traffic route (yellow) for most vehicles during the closure. The truck route (orange) goes south on Highway 97 to the south bridge in Okanogan and back north through both cities.



OMAK – Traffic through town will be heavier than usual after Stampede weekend as the state closes the Highway 97 bridge over the Okanogan River for repairs.

State Department of Transportation officials said the bridge deck is deteriorating and needs rehabilitation to preserve its operational and structural integrity...

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