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Current Road Closures/Restrictions
McNeil Canyon Road - Closed Until 2025 to Vehicles Weighing Over 10,000 lbs.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, McNeil Canyon Road in Douglas County, Washington, closed to the operation of motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds. The closure is from the intersection of Rd. C NW (SR 172) and Rd. 14 NW (SR 172) and Beebe Bridge on US Hwy 97. The closure is due to road condition concerns, redesign, construction, and accidents caused by vehicle equipment failure.
At a public hearing on September 19, 2023, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance to enact a new Local Access Special Permit for vehicles exceeding 10,000 pounds in weight to regain use of McNeil Canyon Road. Interested drivers can access the Special Motor Vehicle Permit online, or in person at the Public Services Building located at 140 19th Street NW in East Wenatchee. Most permits can be issued on the same day if the applicant can provide the necessary information.
Affected vehicles without a permit during the McNeil Canyon Road closure can use three alternate routes, including US Hwy 2 Pine Canyon Road, Road C NW (SR 172), and Bridgeport Hill Road.
The closure to vehicles exceeding 10,000 pounds in weight allows for Douglas County crews to complete topography analysis, roadway curve design and evaluation of the necessary right-of-way acquisitions needed for a planned roadway realignment and safety improvement project on McNeil Canyon Road, anticipated to be complete by 2025.
For more information regarding the McNeil Canyon Road closure and restrictions please contact Douglas County Administrator Jordyn Giulio at 509-884-7173.
Sand Canyon Road - Closed until further notice
Sand Canyon Road, from its intersection with Badger Mountain Road, easterly and southerly to the termination of the ROW, will be closed starting Monday, February 27, 2023. This road is normally gated and closed by Resolution. The closure applies to ALL road users: motorized vehicles of any kind, cyclists of any kind, and pedestrians of any kind.
The reason for the closure is so that Selland Construction and the East Wenatchee Water District may safely and efficiently install a new water main. No detour will be provided, as this is a dead-end gated county road. Adjacent landowners have been notified of the closure. Local access for adjacent landowners will be maintained but prior coordination between landowners and the contractor is required. For questions or concerns, contact Ricky Rodriguez, Site Foreman, Selland Construction at (509) 670-7573, or Stephanie Flowers, Project Manager, Selland Construction at (509) 881-7325, or Colby Thorpe of the East Wenatchee Water District at (509) 630-9719.
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURES
- Rock Island Grade is now open.
- Blue Grade Road, (Road #27890) milepost 0.47 to milepost 3.16 remains closed.
If you have any questions regarding this road closure, please contact Scott Reiman at 509-884-7173.
- Countywide Road Closures and Restrictions Map
- Special Motor Vehicle Permit Page
- SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS - None at this time.