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County considers vacating roads to clear up discrepancies

County considers vacating roads to clear up discrepancies

Okanogan County is considering vacating 11 roads — about 36 miles — as the Public Works staff attempts to reconcile decades-old maps and road logs with actual roads on the ground. Five of the roads are in the Methow Valley and Brewster areas; others are near …
Commissioners adopt reduced speed on Gold Creek Loop Road

Commissioners adopt reduced speed on Gold Creek Loop Road

In keeping with the majority of public opinion, Okanogan County commissioners decided to maintain the posted speed limit on the West Chewuch Road at 50 miles per hour (mph), except for the last 1.47 miles, where it will drop to 35 mph. On Gold Creek Loop Road the posted speed will be reduced from …
Commissioners hear opposition to lower speeds on W. Chewuch Road

Commissioners hear opposition to lower speeds on W. Chewuch Road

The Okanogan County commissioners have postponed a decision on lowering speed limits on two Methow Valley Roads, but they have lots of input to consider — in favor of the lower speed on the Gold Creek Loop Road but opposed to a reduction on West Chewuch Road. The commissioners have …
County considers ending public access on several roads

County considers ending public access on several roads

Okanogan County is considering vacating 11 roads, four in or near the Methow Valley, having determined that they are no longer needed for public use. Some sections are a fraction of a mile, while others are as long as 7 miles. If all the road segments were closed, it would affect more than 36 miles.
Public works projects get underway soon in Twisp

Public works projects get underway soon in Twisp

Two projects totaling more than $1 million for new sidewalks, curbs and gutters in Twisp are expected to get underway as early as this fall. The town recently awarded contracts for the projects, which are funded through federal and state money, said Public Works Director Andrew Denham.
Transportation benefit district gets council approval

Transportation benefit district gets council approval

Twisp Town Council members have approved creation of a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) to fund repairs and maintenance of Twisp streets through vehicle licensing fees or sales taxes. After establishing the TBD at …
Twisp council sends transportation district proposal to committee

Twisp council sends transportation district proposal to committee

After hearing public comments both in favor and against the concept of charging a new fee on vehicles registered in Twisp to fund street repairs, the Twisp Town Council has decided to consider the idea further in the …
County going over road list to clean up legal questions

County going over road list to clean up legal questions

Okanogan County’s 1955 list of almost 500 roads looks predictably dated, produced on an old typewriter with neatly handwritten notations and starting to fray at the edges. Now the engineers and technicians in the county’s Public Works Department are going through that old list  — as well as subsequent changes  — to clear up the legal status of...

Twisp River Road closed near Poplar Flat

Twisp River Road has been closed near Poplar Flat Campground because water cutting across the road has created unsafe conditions, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday (May 9). “Storms last summer damaged some of the forest roads,” said Michael Liu, Methow Valley District Ranger in a press release. “We were able to get some temporary...

News briefs

Delays continue on Highway 153 Traffic may be delayed by up to 10 minutes on Highway 153 south of Carlton from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday (Aug. 2) while crews string new fiber optic cable on existing PUD power poles.   Road near Conconully to be closed The U.S. Forest Service announced that Forest Road...