September 18, 2009
"font-size: 10pt">A new plan has been unveiled for improving access to the West side of the Senator George
Sellar Bridge. The State Department of Transportation revised its original plan in direct response to widespread
complaints objecting to the elimination of the left hand turn at the Bridge’s west end at Mission Street.
The revision also creates a new westbound off ramp onto Crescent Street which planners say will also improve
traffic flows. The DOT projects that construction could start sometime in 2012 if funding can be secured. It was
estimated that the State will save millions of dollars in costs under the revised scope of work. The original plan
was estimated at 26.5 million dollars whereas the new plan is projected to cost about 18.9 million dollars. The
WVTC board voted unanimously to endorse the new configuration. Steve Hair talked to Wenatchee City Engineer about
the changes . . .