For your travel planning purposes, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has announced that Blewett Pass on Highway 97 will be closed in both directions to all traffic from 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, to 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, to replace three culverts under the highway. The road will be closed […]
Construction crews will begin tearing up the pavement on several streets in the northeast part of Twisp next week when work begins on a $1.2 million water and street upgrade project that will continue through September.
More than 20 residents and business owners who will be affected by the project attended a …
Flood repair work is expected to begin this month on several U.S. Forest Service roads on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including four in the Methow Valley. The roads suffered significant damage from fall 2015 and spring 2016 heavy snow melt-off and rain that caused debris flows, road washouts and other damage, the Forest Service said […]
Highway 153 will be closed at milepost 24, about 9 miles north of Carlton, for three days beginning Monday (Aug. 7) to replace a culvert at Leecher Creek. A detour onto the Twisp-Carlton Road will be in place through Wednesday (Aug. 9) while Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews install a new culvert under […]
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 […]
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 …
Winthrop is getting a break this week from repaving and related work on Highway 20 (Riverside Avenue) through the town. Work is expected to resume on Monday (July 10) and, if all goes as planned, conclude by the end of next week, according to Deputy Clerk Cindy Hicks. Hicks said that striping, painting the intersection […]
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 …
Work to reopen Highway 20 to traffic over Loup Loup Pass continues six days a week, with a target opening date in June.
Meanwhile, snow clearing crews are making headway on Highway 20 over the North Cascades, and it appears likely the road will open to traffic in time for Memorial Day, …