Project Updates

Bridge work in action

Published September 14, 2018

Crews were drilling holes on Thursday so hangers can be installed for the new water main that will go under the bridge.

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Construction 2-week look ahead schedule

Published September 13, 2018

The bridge has reopened to vehicles and it will remain open through the rest of the week. Thank you Selland Construction!

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Next week (September 17 - 21): The bridge will remain open to vehicles in the one-way configuration while the contractor works on the opposite half of the bridge.

September 24 - 28: The bridge is currently planned to be open to vehicles but may have a single day closure on Thursday (9/27). If the work plan changes due to production, we will update you with new information. 

Over the next two weeks contractors will begin bridge repair work. Additionally, a barge will be used to install pipe hangers and 16-inch water main pipes under the bridge. No work will be done on the park.

Pedestrian access continues to remain open at all times with bicyclists using the same area to cross. For safety, bicyclists are asked to walk their bikes due to the limited space and compromised condition of the roadway.


Published September 12, 2108

The bridge will be opening to vehicles starting at 5pm on Wednesday, September 12. And, contrary to what was originally anticipated, the bridge will also be open the week of September 17.

Bridge closed to Vehicles, open to PEDESTRIANS, starting sept 10th

Published September 7, 2018

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Starting at 7am Monday, September 10, the bridge will be closed to vehicles and remain closed until 8am Friday, September 14. Traffic will be rerouted as shown on the map. Pedestrian access will remain open during that time. This closure is necessary as the crew starts removing the asphalt from the surface of the bridge. Week’s work will also include mobilizing more equipment and materials, surveying, installing water main pipe supports under the bridge, and removing the existing lamp posts.

Similar work will continue the week of September 17, requiring the bridge to be closed to vehicles 7am Monday until 8am Friday, September 21. It will remain open to pedestrians. Park demolition will begin that week as well.

Project Kicks off on Tuesday, September 4th

Published August 28, 2018

During the first week of construction, crews will be mobilizing equipment, surveying, removing a lamp, unloading water main pipe that will span the bridge, and then installing pipe hangers under the bridge. There will be short intermittent delays to bring vehicles and equipment into the area.

A couple items will be most noticeable to drivers. The first will be the permanent closure of 3rd street from Okanogan to Woodin Avenue (the steep hill section) which will take place Tuesday afternoon. Also, Woodin Avenue Bridge will be changed to a one-way configuration starting Thursday, September 6. Drivers will only be able to approach the bridge from the west side heading toward downtown. Temporary directional devices will be setup and remain in place until the permanent configuration is completed.


Pre-construction Handout Available

Published July 25, 2018

A pre-construction project handout has been created and can be found here. It will be distributed multiple places including at City Hall, in utility bills, and through the Historic Downtown Chelan Association, among others. 

Project SchedulE Taking Shape

Published July 12, 2018

At the preconstruction meeting the contractor Selland Construction and  the City discussed the order of work, project communication, utility impacts, and more. Project construction is expected to begin on September 4, pending council review of the schedule, with a winter shut down from approximately Thanksgiving until March, when the project will then resume. Everything is expected to be completed in May 2019.

Contract with Selland Executed

Published June 27, 2018

Selland Construction returned the signed contracts and it was executed with all necessary bonding.  A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for July 12. After that meeting, the City will work with Selland to select the Notice to Proceed date. It’s looking like construction will begin sometime in late July or August, though that is still tentative.


Council Awards Contract

Published June 5, 2018

On June 5, the Chelan City Council voted 4-1 to award the contract to Selland Construction, accepting their $3,159, 528 bid. Once the Council authorizes the mayor to finalize and execute the contract, it will be forwarded to Selland for signature. They will have two weeks to return the signed documents. After the documents are returned and executed, the City will work with Selland on the best time to issue the Notice to Proceed (NTP). Selland will have 105 working days to complete the project from the NTP date.

Project Approved!

Published June 7, 2018

On Tuesday, June 5, the City Council voted to move forward on the project after receiving approval from the WSDOT Local Programs to proceed. At that meeting the Council reviewed the sole bid received from Selland Construction of Wenatchee for $3,159,528. The City also needs authorization from the State Transportation Improvement Board, another funding sources.