Tumwater Closure Planned for Wednesday

If you’re planning to travel through Tumwater Canyon Wednesday the 25th, please be aware that the road will be closed from 5am until 5pm that day.


LEAVENWORTH – US Highway 2 from Leavenworth west to the SR 207 junction at
Coles Corner will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, July 25 from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. for
culvert repair.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is removing and replacing a culvert
under the roadway, which will also require the removal of pavement and excavation
across both lanes. This work is to prevent future shoulder washouts during high runoff,
which occurs more often after a mudslide changed the drainage patterns on the hillside
in Tumwater Canyon.
The closure will detour traffic to Chumstick Highway between SR 207 and
Leavenworth. Vehicles over 10,000 GVW or longer than 32 feet will not be allowed on
the detour and will need to use US 97 over Blewett Pass or I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass.
Local deliveries will be allowed west of Plain.