Road Maintenance

Maintenance District Information

ROAD CLOSURE:

The unpaved portion of Wenatchee's Burch Mountain Road is 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 March 20, 2017:

District 1 (Wenatchee)

Crews will be brooming district wide as well as grading primitive roads. They also will be shouldering Knowles Road from American Fruit Road down the hill toward School Street.

District 2 (Cashmere)

Crews will be monitoring for drainage issues throughout the district; there may be flagger-controlled traffic in some areas. Crews also will be doing pothole repairs throughout the district and removing snow markers. And they will be doing spring sweeping in Dryden and Olalla Canyon.

District 3 (Leavenworth)

Crews will be doing pothole repairs, checking drainages and brushing.

District 4 (Entiat)

Crews will be doing spring cleaning and brushing, including brooming in the city of Entiat.

District 5 (Chelan) Crews will be monitoring water runoff and patching potholes district wide. They will be brushing on Southshore Road, where motorists can expect flagger-controlled traffic and minor delays. As weather allows, crews will finish brooming canyons and spot grading primitive roads. They also will be repairing a water issue on Union Valley Road..

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.