WSDOT Chip sealing begins in Okanogan County

TONASKET – The Washington State Department of Transportation has begun several chip sealing projects in Okanogan County, including work on US97 and SR20

Work is scheduled for this week Monday, April 7 through Thursday, April 10, during the daylight hours on Highway 97 from milepost 314 to 326 from Tonasket north. WSDOT says to expect some occasional delays at 6th Street in downtown Tonasket where crews are installing new ADA sidewalk ramps. On Tuesday, April 7 only, expect up to 20 minute delays with flaggers where another crew is grinding down old pavement north of Tonasket.

Other work locations include SR17, west of Bridgeport at SR174 east of Brewster at Hwy. 97. This will take place during daylight hours on Monday, with delays up to 20 minutes.

Other work areas: SR 20 (MP 209-227) Loup Loup Pass (no work this week); SR 20 (MP 261-266) Tonasket East (no work this week); US 97 (MP 260-286) Brewster at SR 173 to Okanogan at SR 20 (no work this week).

In this $15.5 million project, Central Washington Asphalt is resurfacing 238 miles of 10 state highways in five counties of North Central Washington. This project also updates safety features including new striping, centerline rumble strips and reflective pavement markers, along with paving several intersections, and addressing ADA (Americans with Disability Act) concerns on SR 155 in Grand Coulee and on US 97 in Tonasket. Work began March 17 and should be complete by October.