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Weather station will be reactivated at Methow Valley State Airport

Weather station will be reactivated at Methow Valley State Airport

By Ann McCreary
At the request of pilots using the Methow Valley State Airport, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will reactivate a weather reporting station this winter. WSDOT, which operates the airport, began working last year to reactivate a decommissioned, privately owned weather reporting system for use at the airport, which...
WSDOT still pondering where to put electronic sign in Winthrop

WSDOT still pondering where to put electronic sign in Winthrop

By Don Nelson
The “saga of the sign” continues in Winthrop, with more uncertainty about Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) plans to install a permanent electronic reader board at the town’s western border. WSDOT had earlier sought and received the Town Council’s go-ahead to install the electronic sign atop the wood-frame sign...
Temporary repairs keep Hwy 153 bridge open at Carlton

Temporary repairs keep Hwy 153 bridge open at Carlton

By Ann McCreary
Temporary repairs to the Methow River bridge on Highway 153 at Carlton will remain in place throughout the winter, while engineers design a permanent repair that will be completed in the spring. Cracks were discovered in two of the bridge’s supporting columns during a …
Resistance to electronic WSDOT sign persists in Winthrop

Resistance to electronic WSDOT sign persists in Winthrop

By Don Nelson
The Winthrop Town Council so far appears unwilling to reconsider a decision to allow the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to install an electronic sign at Winthrop’s western border, despite an appeal from the town’s Westernization Architectural …
State will take Hwy. 153 property condemnation to court

State will take Hwy. 153 property condemnation to court

By Ann McCreary State transportation officials will take condemnation proceedings to court to acquire property from Patrick Fitzgerald, who lives at the mouth of Benson Creek where flash flooding destroyed a section of Highway 153 last summer. Fitzgerald has objected to the way the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) repaired the highway after intense...
Winthrop council OKs digital highway sign at town entrance

Winthrop council OKs digital highway sign at town entrance

By Don Nelson

Just how “western” can a flashing digital-readout warning sign be? Not even a little bit, say critics of a plan by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to install such a device on the wood-framed sign in Winthrop that sends …

State seeks private property condemnation to continue Highway 153 flood repairs

State seeks private property condemnation to continue Highway 153 flood repairs

By Ann McCreary With negotiations at an impasse, state transportation officials are planning to use eminent domain to acquire property from a landowner near Benson Creek in order to repair flood damage on Highway 153. Repairs to other sections of Highway 153, damaged by mudslides during severe rainstorms on Aug. 21, are mostly complete, said...
Repair work continues on damaged highways

Repair work continues on damaged highways

By Ann McCreary
Highway 153 remains closed south of Benson Creek while state transportation officials try to reach agreement with a landowner in order to repair damage caused by flooding and mudslides last month. Work continues on other damaged sections of …
Dispute slows Highway 153 repairs

Dispute slows Highway 153 repairs

By Ann McCreary
Repair work on a washout at Benson Creek on State Highway 153 has been slowed because an adjacent property owner is not allowing construction crews onto his property.
Detours will continue as repairs made on state highways

Detours will continue as repairs made on state highways

By Ann McCreary

Motorists should expect detours and delays to continue for several weeks on state highways 20 and 153, which were extensively damaged in recent floods and mudslides. Sections of both highways — two of the three highways that access the Methow Valley — were washed out …