Both lanes of Highway 20 east of Loup Loup summit opened to traffic Tuesday (June 18), as crews were wrapping up emergency repairs prompted by a May 1 landslide. The highway had been reduced to a single lane for the past seven weeks — except for eight days when the road was closed completely. Those traveling between […]
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Washout repairs require shutdown State Highway 20 remains closed until 9 p.m. next Tuesday (June 4) at milepost 222.4 as contractors work on emergency repairs to a washout that occurred on May 1. The closure started earlier this week on Tuesday morning (May 28). Previously, the highway had been open to one-lane, signal-controlled traffic. “The […]
From WSDOT — The emergency repair happening on SR 20 east of Loup Loup Pass following a washout earlier this month will require a full closure of the highway. From 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 28 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, the highway will be fully closed at milepost 222.4. The contractor has reached a […]
Local highway crews were experiencing déjà vu this week, when mudslides came down over Highway 20 east of Loup Loup Pass, in the same area where slides closed the highway almost exactly a year ago.
Highway 20 was closed briefly …
TranGO, the Okanogan County public transit system, will resume its Twisp-Okanogan connector route on Thursday (July 20) now that Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass is once again open to traffic 24 hours a day. The Omak-to-Pateros express route will end Thursday, as will TranGO’s additional fifth run on the Twisp to Pateros route. TranGO had […]
Efforts focused on rebuilding, better communications, preparedness By Marcy Stamper and Ann McCreary Methow Valley residents may have felt an uneasy sense of déjà vu this week as temperatures heated up and smoke drifted into the valley from British Columbia wildfires. Three years ago on July 14, a lightning storm sparked four separate fires — three in […]
After being closed for three months to repair damage from mudslides and erosion, Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass partially opened on Monday (July 10), with one lane of traffic through the two most-damaged locations for a few hours in the morning and evening.
The partial opening allowed commuters between …
One lane of traffic over Loup expected by July 9 By Ann McCreary Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass is predicted to open to one lane of traffic by July 9, earlier than previously anticipated and good news to people who normally use that route for their work commute to and from the Methow and […]
Looking down into a chasm that was previously part of Highway 20 near milepost 212, it becomes clear that photos don’t do justice to the extent of the damage that resulted from flooding during heavy rains two months ago.
The roadbed on either side of the deep hole …
Highway construction crews from KRCI in Wenatchee resumed repair work this week on damaged sections of Highway 20 over Loup Loup Pass under a new $2.2 million contract approved by the Federal Highway Administration. The initial 30-working-day contract ended May 18, and work under the new contract began on Monday (May 22). KRCI was selected […]