Traffic gridlock is intense in East Wenatchee this afternoon because of Sellar Bridge work on the Wenatchee side.
Cars were backed up Grant Road to the Eastmont Avenue intersection at times, and on several blocks of Valley Mall Parkway.
Traffic has been stop-and-go heading west across the bridge as everyone is being funneled onto Wenatchee Avenue.
The Mission Street exit from the bridge is closed, along with several blocks of Mission Street.
Cars taking the new Crescent Street off-ramp are not being allowed to turn left onto Ferry Street. So some cars are blowing through the orange traffic cones, only to discover that they can’t get through onto Mission Street or go up Ferry Street and have to turn around.
The gridlock on South Wenatchee Avenue was also fierce during the lunch hour.