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UPDATE: Rock slope scaling begins Tuesday east of Leavenworth
Project will address slope with a history of active rockfall on US 2

LEAVENWORTH – A project to stabilize a rock slope between Leavenworth and Peshastin is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 14.

The slope is located on US 2 at milepost 102.5, west of the intersection with Stage Rd. near Peshastin. Because of the slope’s proximity to the highway, full stop closures will be necessary for the rock scaling component of this project. The contractor will perform rock scaling activities beginning Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for up to two days. During this time, travelers can expect full stop closures at the work zone for 20 minutes at a time and should plan for longer than normal travel times through the area. Each day after 11:30 a.m., traffic control will be one lane flagger-controlled traffic with delays.

Following the rock scaling work, the contractor will use rock dowels and shotcrete (a method of applying concrete to a vertical surface) to stabilize the slope face and mitigate erosion. For this work, there will be one lane, flagger-controlled traffic with delays up to 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Rock dowels and shotcrete work is scheduled for 11 working days.

The project has been scheduled to conclude prior to July 4, however, due to the nature of the work, rain could cause delays.

Travel updates for the project will be shared on the WSDOT real time travel map, and on Twitter at @WSDOT_East.

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