north cascades highway
[4/15/19] Reopening North Cascades Highway
041519 Monday News Reopening the North Cascades Highway Week three is in the books. About 8 more miles of pavement got cleared and the east and west crews start this week only six miles apart. On the west side, Department of Transportation snow removal crews made it to Milepost 154 (about 2 miles below Rainy […]
[4/8/19] North Cascades Highway Update
The second week of clearing work continues to move along at a steady pace, due to low snow pack, favorable weather conditions and the hard work of the dedicated crews clearing the way. Crews from both sides cleared over nine more miles of highway this past week, past Granite Creek Bridge on the west side, […]
[3/27/19] North Cascades Highway
Forget about that groundhog. A sure sign of spring in the Pacific Northwest is the announcement that the clearing of 37 miles of State Route 20 connecting the Skagit and Methow valleys began Monday, March 25. Washington State Department of Transportation’s east side maintenance crews cleared from Early Winters up 7 miles to Silver Star […]
Washington State Department of Transportation has worked on opposite ends of the 37-mile closed section of road and met near Rainey Pass, Monday, May 7
That reopening of Hwy 20 appears to be toward the latter half of the reopening estimation.
The North Cascades Highway is a critical economic link between the east and west side of the state- especially for the Methow Valley.
The east side clearing, near Mazama, won’t get underway until Monday, April 9th…
The east side crews will begin clearing at Silver Star Gate on Monday, April 9th.