Road Maintenance

Maintenance District Information

ROAD CLOSURE:

Beginning Feb. 15, the unpaved portion of Wenatchee's Burch Mountain Road will be closed to traffic through March 31.

The seasonal closure, which starts at milepost 1.12, aims to prevent damages to the county road that may be caused by traffic during annual freezing and thawing conditions. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office will be monitoring the closure. Violators may be charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Violators also may be held liable for any damages done to the road, according to Chelan County code.

 

WEEKLY UPDATE:

Information regarding maintenance work occurring in the County maintenance districts for the week of Feb. 20, 2017:

District 1 (Wenatchee)

Crews will be doing snow and ice control and dealing with any melting and run-off issues if they arise.

District 2 (Cashmere)

Crews will be doing snow, ice and drainage control. Crews will be working throughout the district, pushing snow back at intersections and widening roads.

District 3 (Leavenworth)

Crews will be doing snow and ice control, including clearing bridge walkways and widening roads. They also will be hand-patching potholes and monitoring roads for weight restrictions.

District 4 (Entiat)

Crews will be pushing back snow berms and making sure storm drainages are open for spring melt. They also will begin spring brooming.

District 5 (Chelan) Crews will be doing snow and ice control as needed, including pushing back on primitive roads. They also will be doing a guardrail repair on Manson Boulevard as well as district wide as needed. And crews will be taking care of a stormwater issue on Manson Boulevard. Motorists should expect flagger-controlled, one-lane traffic there.

Need to find out which Chelan County Maintenance District you live in? Click the link below for the districts map:
Maintenance Districts Map

Snow Plow Priority Routes

Chelan County's snow- and ice-control efforts are prioritized to assure vital access is maintained throughout the County. That means school bus routes and major arterials are top priorities during and after a snow event. Local access roads are plowed only after these roads.

The County has many primitive roads. These include dead end roads that don't have a place for plows to turn around or are inaccessible to snowplows. Some primitive roads are not plowed. Others may need to be left unattended until weather and road conditions allow equipment to get to them safely.

Be aware of what type of County road you live on. If you need clarification, check out the Chelan County Snow & Ice Removal Priorities map below.