CASHMERE — Things are getting serious on the West Cashmere Bridge project.
On Wednesday night, contractors installed steel girders across the railroad tracks that run parallel to Highway 2 outside Cashmere. Next Thursday, Sept. 16, Chelan County Public Works says the highway will shut down overnight to allow similar girder work above Highway 2 itself.
More nighttime shutdowns are likely to follow Sept. 20-22. From 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. those nights, motorists will be directed to a one-lane bypass road. Delays may be up to 20 minutes, depending on traffic.