Week-long US 2 closure near Leavenworth starts Sept. 8
Drivers should plan ahead for detours; large trucks use I-90, US 97.
LEAVENWORTH –US 2 between Leavenworth and State Route 207 at Coles Corner will be closed for six days in early September to replace the Drury Canyon Creek Bridge in Tumwater Canyon. The closure is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept.8, and continue until noon Friday, Sept. 13. A signed detour from US 2 between Coles Corner and Leavenworth using SR 207 and the Chumstick Highway will add a half hour to the trip.
During the closure, recreationists bound for trailheads between Coles Corner and the Tumwater Campground and Hatchery Creek may access those from the west, while from Leavenworth on the east end of the closure, those wanting to access climbing locations and trailheads will be allowed access 5 miles into the Canyon, as far as the Alps candy store.
In addition, trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds are prohibited on Chumstick Highway and must use Interstate 90, Snoqualmie Pass and US 97, Blewett Pass, instead of US 2, Stevens Pass.