Repairs to Harts Pass Road at Cache Creek and on the Chewuch Road will result in some closures and delays during the next week.

Limited access and delays are expected for travelers on Harts Pass Road as repairs are made to improve the crossing at Cache Creek. Passage through the area may require high ground clearance vehicles during part of the two-week repair.

The Cache Creek crossing has historically been an area where mud and debris blocked the road or led to washouts during heavy rainfall or spring runoff.  Improvements will include a larger capacity culvert and a drivable dip, which should improve resiliency for the road and reduce sediment being swept into the stream from road washouts.

Repairs to Chewuch Road (Forest Service Road 5160) are also expected to require about two weeks and a road closure will be necessary. The work will take place near Buck Creek crossing. There will be no access via the road during the time that repairs are taking place, Oct. 10 – 20. There is no alternate route. The work will repair a stream crossing that was damaged during spring runoff in 2016. A temporary repair has been in place since the damage occurred.  The work in October should provide a permanent fix.   

Updates about road information are on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/alerts-notices. For more information, contact the Methow Valley Ranger District at 996-4000.