Be prepared for construction project impacts to Highway 2
The approximately 18-month closure of the West Cashmere Bridge on Goodwin Road begins on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Detour signs are now in place on US Highway 2, Stine Hill Road, and Sunset Highway, showing alternate routes to the highway and through Cashmere.
During the week of May 4, the county’s contractor will put in place a temporary eastbound outside lane closure (closing the eastbound off-ramp used to access Goodwin Road) as well as a temporary westbound/left turn lane closure (closing the westbound left turn lane at the traffic signal) for traffic restriping work. Both lanes will eventually be removed with the opening of the new bridge in late 2021.
Also next week, a Chelan PUD contractor on May 6, 2020 will be removing utility lines over Highway 2 that cross over the Wenatchee River just west of the bridge. The work will require lane closures on the highway in each direction. Flaggers will be stopping traffic occasionally on the highway for up to 20 minutes when the lines are being removed. Work is scheduled to take place 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM. Installation of the new conductors, which will cross east of the bridge, is scheduled for June.
Motorists traveling on May 6 on Highway 2 in the Hay Canyon area should plan for reduced speed limits and intermittent closures for the PUD work. Or, use other routes, including Stine Hill Road and Aplets Way, if possible.
PIO/Special Projects Coordinator
Chelan County Public Works
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