Jan. 4 open house planned for Eagle Creek Road project

Posted By: Public Works on December 21, 2017

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This project is the second phase that will improve Eagle Creek Road in Leavenworth. A rural minor collector leading to U.S. Forest Service land, the road serves residential and school bus traffic, orchardists, outdoor enthusiasts and logging traffic.

The beginning of the project connects to the previously rehabilitated section (completed in 2011) at milepost 3.30 and concludes at the end of the county road at milepost 5.81.

The open house will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Chelan County Fire District No. 3 station, 228 Chumstick Highway.

The project will use full-depth reclamation, or FDR. FDR is a pavement rehabilitation technique in which the fully flexible pavement section and a portion of the underlying materials are uniformly crushed, pulverized and blended, resulting in a stabilized base course. The project also will attempt to assess mitigation measures for roadside hazards (trees, large rocks, etc.) along the roadway.

There are no proposed alignment modifications to the roadway; the proposed project width is 20 feet. Work will be completed within the existing right-of-way.

The project will be advertised to contractors in January 2018 and construction will begin in May 2018, taking about 25 working days.

During construction, Eagle Creek Road will not be closed. The roadway impacted will be open to one lane, with flaggers controlling traffic. Motorists can expect up to 20-minute delays. Access to all driveways will be maintained during construction. The speed limit in the work area will be reduced to 25 mph.

The $1.1 million project is funded by state monies and by a federal grant.

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