Highway 2 open to two-way traffic
Good news for holiday travelers: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said that it is making progress on repairs to a bridge on Highway 2 and that the bridge would be open to two-way traffic by Monday (Nov. 23).
However, drivers on Highway 2 should plan for a full closure of the highway 5 miles west of Skykomish (milepost 44) on Tuesday night (Nov. 24) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 25). The closure will allow WSDOT emergency contractors to replace a culvert damaged in last week’s storm
Following the storm last week, WSDOT closed the highway after maintenance crews discovered a significant amount of erosion beneath a bridge 6 miles east of Skykomish. The highway had remained closed between Skykomish and the summit at Stevens Pass until a one-lane passage over the bridge was created.
New date for comp plan appeal hearing
The hearing in Okanogan County Superior Court on an appeal of Okanogan County’s new comprehensive plan has been rescheduled for Dec. 17.
The appeal was filed by the Methow Valley Citizens’ Council and Futurewise in January. The groups say the plan does not take into account the county’s limited water resources.