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Posted on: November 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] SR 28 Bypass at Fred Meyer Closed

"Road Closed" signs

Washington State Department of Transportation North Central Region
2830 Euclid Ave. Wenatchee, WA 98801 – 509-667-3000
Contact Lauren Loebsack, Communications, 509-860-0000, email Lauren (Link)
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Nov. 8, 2022

Emergency repairs will require SR 28 bypass closure in East Wenatchee starting Thursday

EAST WENATCHEE – A project to repair ongoing settlement issues below the roadway will require the closure of the SR 28 bypass ramp near Fred Meyer in East Wenatchee beginning Thursday.

A storm sewer pipe below the roadway failed, allowing stormwater to infiltrate the road base causing settling. This emergency project will replace the stormwater pipe and fill the voids caused due to the stormwater infiltration. Pipkin Construction is the contractor for this emergency repair project.

The bypass will be closed on Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. for the work. Repairs will be conducted 7 days per week and are expected to take approximately 10 days depending on the amount of repair required beneath the road. The bypass will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the project. Motorists on southbound SR 28 will be detoured to Wenatchee and back on SR 285 across the George Sellar Bridge. The 5th St. ramp traveling west from the mall in East Wenatchee will also be closed to keep traffic flowing on the detour.

Updates for the work will be shared on the WSDOT Real Time Travel Map (Link), and on Twitter at @WSDOT_East (Link).


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Loop Trail Access

The Loop Trail bypass will also be closed, please follow the detour signs, which will direct trail users to follow the trail along Sunset Highway and through the intersection at Grant Road and SR28 (Sunset Highway).

Detour Information

Detour for Motor Vehicles

SR28 - Fred Meyer Bypass Detour Map. Heading South on SR28, follow detour signs.

Heading Southbound on SR 28
  • Follow the detour signs onto the George Sellar Bridge.
  • Take the first exit off the bridge.
  • Turn right onto Ferry Street.
  • Turn right onto Wenatchee Avenue and stay in the right lane, which takes you back onto the George Sellar Bridge heading East.
  • Stay in the center lane to continue South on SR 28.

Heading East over the George Sellar Bridge

  • The option to take the bypass will be closed.
  • Stay in the center lane to head South on SR 28.

Accessing Fred Meyer, Hobby Lobby and Wendy's

  • Grant Road will be open.
  • Utilizing the intersection at Grant Road and SR 28, continue South on Grant Road.
  • Use the established entrances at the bottom of Grant Road.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Lauren Loebsack
WSDOT Communications
email Lauren (Link)
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