wsdot logo greenNov. 14 event gives community a chance to ask questions about upcoming paving, bridge projects

OMAK – Getting it done may not be a total walk in the park, but it will ultimately be a safe walk.

Two projects—one the construction of new multimodal facilities along a stretch of State Route 155 Spur and Omak Avenue; the other a bridge replacement project just blocks away—will be the focus of an upcoming open house scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the East Omak Elementary School library.

At the open house, the public will learn about plans to build a dedicated route for pedestrians and bicyclists that will make foot traffic to East Omak Elementary School safer, as well as provide the community a paved path to cross the nearby railroad tracks. More information, including a link to the online open house, is available on the project website. Construction is scheduled for the summer of 2026 during the school district’s summer break to reduce interference with school activities.

The second project presented at the open house is for the SR 155 Spur/Okanogan River Bridge replacement, currently scheduled for construction in 2027. This project will demolish the current, functionally obsolete bridge and replace it with a new bridge that will include designated multimodal access.

Community members will have a chance to meet the project teams, ask questions, share feedback and sign up for project updates.

SR 155 Omak area improvements open house
When: 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14

Where: East Omak Elementary School, 715 Omak Ave., Omak, WA 98841

Details: The public is welcome to stop by anytime during the listed hours. WSDOT staff will be in attendance to answer the community’s questions. In addition, professional drawings and maps will help explain the size and scope of the projects. Se habla español.