Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Where Should Transportation Dollars Be Spent Locally In The Next Four Years

What will you be doing in four years? No idea? Unless you have a crystal ball, most people have no clue what will be happening between now and 2018. But when it comes to transportation programs and construction, I do. That's because I've read the draft 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and so can you. The TIP is a funding document that lists federally and/or regionally significant transportation improvements proposed to be constructed or undertaken during the upcoming four years. The big change to it each year (besides the date on the cover) is that we add new projects annually.

So do you have a project that you feel should be completed sooner rather than later? Check out the TIP at http://www.srtc.org/tip.html and see if it's in there. If it's not, or you think there are projects in there that shouldn't be, or you have any other comment on the document, give us your feedback. You can either do that by attending a public meeting Wednesday, September 24 from 4-6 p.m. at 221 W. 1st Ave., Suite 310 or you can email them to contact.srtc@srtc.org, mail to SRTC at the address above, or phone them in to (509) 343-6370.



Sunday's closure of Interstate 90 at Stateline, ID was a rare event, but how rare is it to have trucks carrying hazardous materials travel through our area on the freeway? Not rare at all, according to KHQ News. In fact, there are hundreds every day. How big of a risk does this pose for our area? And how are these trucks regulated? KHQ has the answer in the video below.

Spokane, North Idaho News

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lincoln/Monroe Project, Phase II, Open House This Week

With major improvements currently underway on the Lincoln/Monroe Street couplet from 8th to 17th Avenues, the City of Spokane is looking forward to work that will happen in 2015.

Phase II of the Lincoln/Monroe Street Project will take place next year between 2nd and 8th avenues and you are invited to an open house this week to learn about the project. It's Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Elementary School, 333 West 14th Ave.

Phase II of the project will include full-depth pavement rehabilitation, minor curb realignments, improved pedestrian facilities which meet ADA standards, and the installation of trees and landscaping to address stormwater runoff. There will be a short presentation at the Open House and staff will be taking community feedback.

Spokane Valley Council Adds Second Lefthand Turn Lane At Theirman Road

Spokane Valley is adding a second lefthand turn lane at Thierman Road onto Sprague Avenue despite warnings from traffic engineers that it would increase the risk of sideswipe collisions. The City Council last week decided to proceed with the $14,000 plan to convert the inside northbound lane to a turn-only lane and give drivers in the outside lane the option of either making a left turn onto Sprague as well or continuing through the intersection.

It’s supposed to ease potential traffic buildup at the intersection but engineers say it could cause sudden lane changes as it forces drivers into a lane that quickly becomes part of an I90 onramp.
Here's more on this issue and why some councilmembers say they're not worried about added safety issues despite what staff recommends.

A Little of This; A Little of That

A project to replace lighting along I-90 from the Latah Creek Bridge to Havana Street on the east with modern light-emitting diode lamps is almost complete. Repaving continues on the west plains along U.S. Highway 2 from I-90 westward to Espanola Road. And a bunch of other transportation happenings from around the region. It's all included in the Spokesman-Review's weekly Getting There column.

Interstate 90 Open to Traffic At Stateline Again

Interstate 90 has reopened this morning, according to the Spokesman-Review, after crews sealed the leak in a tanker hauling hazardous liquid that shut down the highway for 18 hours.

The Idaho State Police reported the interstate was open in both directions just before 8:20 a.m. Multiple agencies determined the risk posed by the leaking chemical required the interstate to be shutdown around 1 p.m. Sunday.

The tanker truck, which belongs to a company in Florida, was traveling to Moses Lake carrying 7,000 pounds of anhydrous trimethylamine. The truck is back on the highway this morning after workers determined efforts to seal the chemical inside the tanker were successful.

The leaking truck was parked at the port of entry just east of the Washington-Idaho state line and a 350-foot evacuation zone was ordered because of the hazardous nature of the chemical, which is highly flammable, highly combustible and poisonous if inhaled. A shelter-in-place order was also given for Liberty Lake homes within a half mile of the leaking tanker.

Several workers and law enforcement officials were evaluated after experiencing throat irritation.
The interstate closure affected the morning commute, with some drivers reporting travel times of up to two hours on their way to work.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Your Phone- All You Need To Get Where You're Going

In your opinion, what is the most important innovation of the decade when it comes to transportation? Self-driving cars? Bike share programs? Electric cars? According the The Atlantic, it's the smartphone.

Yep, your phone can help you choose a bus route and see what time the bus comes, hail a taxi, unlock your bike lock, direct your car and provide directions.

While that's all great and good, even with all these options, the Atlantic says the smartphone is being underutilized in the transportation arena. Here's why.

Centennial Trail Closure and Upgrade


An email from the Friends of the Centennial Trail says that upcoming closures on the trail at the Convention Center will take one month's less time than previously planned and, when complete, the trail will have brand new asphalt from the Division Street Bridge to Washington Street Bridge.  
Beginning September 22, the existing Trail will be shut down, with pedestrian access maintained by using the south concrete walk along the INB and West Convention Center (see map below).  The new span of Trail will open October 24.



Local Road Construction Update

SPOKANE VALLEY
8th Ave from McKinnon to Fancher - Closed through mid-September for paving, striping and shoulder-work. Signs redirect traffic via Carnahan, 16th and Bettman/Dickey.  

Sprague Ave from Vista to Herald - Reduced to two lanes westbound through early September for resurfacing, stormwater drainage improvements, and sidewalk work.

Appleway Boulevard from Thierman to Park - Reduced to two lanes eastbound through early October for resurfacing, stormwater drainage improvements, and sidewalk work. The new sidewalk on the south side of the road will be available for pedestrian use for the remainder of the project.

Sprague Avenue between University and Pines - Closed Friday, September 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the Valleyfest Hearts of Gold parade.

SPOKANE CITY
Ruby from Desmet to Boone- One lane and sidewalk closed from Sept. 15-19 for demolition work.

Hawthorne and U.S. 2- Replacement of a damaged signal pole starts Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. Work is expected to be completed by 3 p.m.  The signal will be placed in red-red flash during this time. Both the northbound and westbound dedicated right turn lanes will remain open, but the adjacent northbound and westbound through-lane will be closed.  As a result, both the northbound and westbound will have only one through lane open.

Main Sidewalk Closure-  The sidewalk on Main between Browne and Division will be closed until Sept.17 for sidewalk repairs.



Main Sidewalk Closure, Take 2- The sidewalk on Main and Howard and a traffic lane on Main will be closed until Sept. 22 to replace sidewalks. 

Main Sidewalk Closure, Take 3- A section of sidewalk on Main between Wall St. and Post St. is closed until Sept. 27 to place dumpsters. 

Howard Street from 1st Ave. to railroad tracks-  Blocked for crane work at the Wells Fargo building.

Division Street Sidewalk Closure- The sidewalk closure at 1120 N. Division has been extended until Sept. 30 for demolition work.

Grind and Overlay Project- Work has resumed on the Excell portion of the project. This will be followed up with asphalt patching, along with new curb and sidewalk construction. The project calls for completion of grind and overlay repair on the following streets:

o   Pittsburg Street from Heroy Avenue to Wellesley Avenue and Heroy Avenue from Helena Street to Pittsburg Street. Work is substantially complete.
o   Arthur Street from 13th Avenue to Newark Avenue (excluding 9th Avenue west to 9th Avenue east)
o   Excell Avenue from G Street to the beginning of the cul-de-sac east of Audubon Drive. Removal work has begun.

East Sprague Lane Closure- One lane will be open each direction on Sprague from Hatch to Scott Streets for construction of a combined sewer overflow facility on City property across from the City’s Sewer Maintenance Facility.

Kendick Water Main Installation- Crews will replace an 8-inch water main in Kendick Avenue from approximately 1,200 feet west of Nine Mile Road to Nine Mile road. Detour signage is in place on State Route 291. Current residents will be allowed access to their property.

Greene St. Bridge Lane closure- Greene Street from Marshall Avenue to Carlisle Avenue will be reduced to one lane each direction for six weeks. Carlisle at Greene will also be closed and a detour in place. This project will pull a 24” pipe through the existing 30” steel main suspended under the Greene Street Bridge. The new pipe will not add weight to the bridge due to the smaller amount of water that will be flowing through the new pipe.

Lincoln/Monroe Intersection Construction- A new 4-way stop has been installed at 10th and Madison to help with traffic in and out of Huckleberry’s Natural Market. Crews expect to have the intersection at 14th and Lincoln open in the coming weeks. The project includes reconstruction of the street by replacing the asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps as needed. Lincoln/Monroe street will be closed from 7th-17th Avenues. The closure is expected to last through mid-October.

High Drive Construction- Roadway excavation and subgrade preparation are nearly finished. Aggregate placement is beginning and curb and gutter will follow.  This project includes pavement reconstruction, CSO storage facilities, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from 29th Avenue to Bernard Street. Phase One construction is expected to last until mid-October. Phase Two of this project, Bernard Street to Hatch Road will begin spring of 2015.

Community Development Sidewalk Project- Crews are working in two neighborhoods: Logan and Emerson-Garfield.  All obstructions are sidewalk related and are barricaded by the contractor.  All street obstructions are minor due to moving equipment. This project involves construction of concrete curb and sidewalk, concrete curb and sidewalk removal.

Francis Ave. from Division to Crestline- Crews expect to finish paving the north half of Francis within the week. Traffic is scheduled to be flipped Sunday night while crews transition to the southern half.  This project will rehabilitate Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline Streets.  The work is curb to curb and includes installation of ADA curb ramps, where needed. 

WSDOT
US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90- Between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, expect intermittent lane closures in the vicinity of Flint Rd. for highway resurfacing and the installation of a traffic signal system. Flint Road is closed from US 2 to the south.  A detour is available.   

US 2/Airport Interchange Vicinity- Monday through Thursday, Sept. 15-18, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., be alert for lane restrictions on US 2 in the vicinity of the airport interchange for bridge joint and deck repairs.  All on and off ramps open.

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street- Be alert for evening and overnight lane and ramp closures for replacement of light poles.  

I-90/Vicinity of University Road- On Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15-16, from about 9 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, westbound I-90 will be reduced to one through lane for repairs to message signs. Be alert for slow traffic, congestion, and delays.

SPOKANE COUNTY
Bruce Rd. Bridge- Closed for reconstruction. A detour is in place.

Country Homes Blvd.- The southbound lanes are closed from Cedar to Wall.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Car Voice Control Systems Not Comprehending Many Accents

New technology that allows you to issue voice commands to your car are a nice option when you buy a new car, but what if your car can't understand you? Automakers are getting complaints that the expensive cars people spent their hard earned money on aren't able to decipher many accents. In fact, J.D. Powers and Associates say voice-control failures are new car owners' top complaints now.

Bloomberg.com tells what automakers are doing to try to fix the problem. And fast.

Driver Hits Bicyclist With Truck, Then Shoots Him

Bicyclists have complained for years about being yelled at and threatened by drivers in vehicles but this is an extreme case. The Spokesman-Review reports a driver over the weekend struck a bicyclist with his car, then shott him!

Gary J. Courtney, 56, was booked into Spokane County Jail on assault with a firearm and drive-by-shooting charges. Witnesses said Courtney hit the cyclist, a 30-year-old man, with his truck, then argued with him. Courtney pulled out a pistol and fired once in the man’s direction as he pedaled away, hitting him in the arm.

Judge Linda Tompkins set Courtney’s bail at $5,000. He has no other listed felony history in Washington.

Keller Ferry Out Of Service Until Further Notice

Thanks to the Spokesman-Review
for the use of their map.
The Keller Ferry across the Columbia River on State Route 21 is out of service until further notice.

Water is seeping into one of the Sanpoil’s internal compartments through a hairline crack below the waterline. 

Divers from the vessel builder, Foss Maritime of Seattle, inspected the boat yesterday and located the crack but have not determined it's cause.


WSDOT is working with Foss Maritime to determine what repairs will be required.  There is no estimate on costs or when ferry service will resume.  Drivers will need to use alternate routes to reach their destinations.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Help Shape Washington's Transportation Future

Don't forget the Washington Transportation Plan public meeting tonight. The Washington State
Transportation Commission is asking for public comment on it's Washington Transportation Plan 2035 (WTP 2035) and is hosting a public forum tonight at the downtown Spokane Library from 4-7 p.m. to let people review the plan and provide their input. If you'd like to review the plan in advance, you can check it out here. Then come to the library and talk to folks from the Commission about what it includes.

SRTC staff will also be on hand to answer any local transportation questions or take comments.


Spokane City Council Approves Crosswalk Safety Ordinance

An update on the proposed crosswalk safety ordinance. The Spokane City Council last night voted in favor of the ordinance. This means new crosswalks in areas of town with heavy foot traffic. KHQ News has the story.

Spokane, North Idaho News

Monday, September 8, 2014

Existing Versus Proposed Crosswalk Ordinance

I just received a reminder email that the hearing on the proposed City of Spokane crosswalk ordinance is tonight. If you have an interest in crosswalks and pedestrian facilities for our community, you may want to consider being there to support it. The hearing takes place during the City Council meeting that starts at 6 p.m. in the lower level of City Hall.

Check out the new ordinance versus the old. Wow, there's quite a difference in detail.

Here's the current Municipal Code item addressing crosswalks.

And here's the proposed one. 

Quite a difference huh? Like I said, you may want to show your support tonight if you can.

Spokefest Sheds Light On Bicycling Movement

With over 2,000 people hitting the streets yesterday for Spokefest, there's been a lot of attention on Here's the article.
bicycling in our area. An article in today's Spokesman-Review sums up work being done on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and projects that still need completed. It even quotes SRTC's Bicycle Master Plan.

Guest Writer Says Trolley System Not A Good Idea For Spokane

A trolley system in Spokane
might look something like this.
The Eastern Washington director for Washington Policy Center calls STA's proposal for an electric trolley in downtown Spokane "electric folly" in an opinion piece in today's Spokesman-Review. Chris Cargill says the trolley plan is unrealistic for Spokane’s transit needs, especially considering there are much less expensive options.

Read the piece and let me know if you have any thoughts on the subject.

Local Road Construction Update

WSDOT
US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90- During the following days and hours, single-lane segments of on and off ramps leading to and from Spokane International Airport (SIA) on US 2 and Sunset Hwy. will be closed for construction.  Detours will direct drivers to and from SIA. Expect delays and allow plenty of extra time to reach your destination to avoid missing flights.

Letters in parentheses correspond to ramp location on diagram.

Thursday evening, September 4 into Friday morning, September 5
7 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(C) Westbound off-ramp from US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport) Paving within the multiple lane portion
(D) Eastbound Airport Drive (from the airport) to US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) Paving within the multiple lane portion
Midnight until as late 5 a.m.
(D)-Eastbound Airport Drive (from the airport) to US 2 (& I 90 Spokane)—Closed for paving the single lane portion

Friday evening, September 5 into Saturday morning, September 6
7 p.m. until as late as 4 a.m.
(B)-Westbound US 2 off-ramp to Westbound Sunset Hwy.—Closed for paving
9 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(A)-Westbound Sunset Blvd. to westbound US 2 on-ramp—Closed for paving
(E)-Eastbound Airport Drive off-ramp to Eastbound Sunset Hwy. (to Spokane)—Closed for paving

Saturday evening, September 6 into Sunday morning, September 7
9 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(G)-Eastbound US 2 off-ramp to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport) or Eastbound Sunset Hwy.—Closed for paving
(F)-Westbound Sunset Hwy. to Westbound Airport Dr. on-ramp (to the airport)—Closed for paving
  
Flint Road resurfacing and signal system installation- Between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, expect intermittent lane closures in the vicinity of Flint Rd. Flint Road is closed from US 2 to the south. Flint Road is closed to the north between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday.  Grinding and paving will continue between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. from FAFB through Airway Heights and towards I-90. 

US 2/Airport Road Overpass Bridges- Through Thursday, Sept. 4,  until as late as 3:30 p.m., US 2 may be reduced to one through lane in the vicinity of the airport interchange for bridge deck repairs.  All on and off ramps will be open.

I-90 Eastbound/Liberty Park Area- Sunday through Tuesday, Sept. 7-9, from about 9 p.m. until as late as 5:30 a.m. the following morning, eastbound I-90 will be reduced to one through lane for bridge joint repairs.  Be alert for slow traffic and congestion.

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street- During evening and overnight hours, from about 9 p.m. until the following morning at 5 a.m., be alert for possible on and off ramp closures to replace light poles. Also watch for outside lane closures from 7 p.m. to the following morning at 6 a.m.

I-90/Broadway Interchange- On Wednesday, Sept. 10, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 12:30 p.m. drivers should be alert for eastbound or westbound lane restrictions with possible congestion and slow traffic.
Project Description:  Routine bridge inspection.

I-90/Mullan Road Bridge- Wednesday through Thursday, Sept. 10-11, from about 9 p.m. until as late as 5:30 a.m., drivers on northbound Mullan Road over I-90 should be alert for lane restrictions, congestion, and possible delays due to bridge deck repairs.  

SPOKANE CITY
Spokefest 2014- On Sunday, Sept. 7, Spokane Falls Boulevard will be closed from Stevens to Monroe from 7-11 a.m. Monroe will be closed at Spokane Falls Blvd. intermittently between 8-10:30 a.m. Bicyclists will ride through Peaceful Valley and out Government way before continuing along the Centennial Trail.  The riders will finally cross Lincoln at Bridge and head into Riverfront Park. 

Main Street Sidewalk Closure- A portion of sidewalk will be closed on Main Avenue between Wall St. and Post St. to place dumpsters. This closure will last until Sept. 27.

Another Main Street Closure- Avista will be close the alley south of Main St. between Post and Lincoln to replace a roof top and transformer vault starting Sept. 8. The work will periodically close a portion of the sidewalk for loading and unloading. 

Central Avenue Closure- Central will be closed between Myrtle and Florida for sewer and water connections. Work is expected to last from Sept. 8-10.

Division Street Sidewalk Closure- The sidewalk closure at 1120 N. Division has been extended until Sept. 30 for demolition work.

Residential Grind and Overlay Project- This project will complete a grind and overlay repair on the following streets:
o   Arthur Street from 13th Avenue to Newark Avenue (excluding 9th Avenue west to 9th Avenue east)
o   Excell Avenue from G Street to the beginning of the cul-de-sac east of Audubon Drive. Removal work has begun.

Work is underway on the Pittsburg and Heroy portion with removals of existing curb and sidewalk complete. New curb and sidewalk with ADA ramps have been placed.  

Combined Sewer Overflow Construction- One lane will be open in each direction on Sprague from Hatch to Scott Streets. This project will construct a combined sewer overflow facility on City property across from the City’s Sewer Maintenance Facility.

Addison from Columbia Avenue to Dalke Avenue/Calispel Street from Wellesley Avenue to Queen Avenue- This project is for a grind and overlay on Addison Street from Columbia Avenue to 525 feet north of Dalke Avenue. Crews will also replace a water main in Calispel Street from Wellesley Avenue to Queen Avenue.

Kendick Avenue Water Main- Crews will replace a water main in Kendick Avenue from 1,200 feet west of Nine Mile Road to Nine Mile road. A detour is in place.

Greene Street Bridge Water Main Replacement- Greene Street from Marshall Avenue to Carlisle Avenue will be reduced to one lane each direction starting Sept. 8. for six weeks. Carlisle at Greene will also be closed and a detour put in place. This project will pull a 24 inch pipe through an existing 30 inch pipe suspended under the bridge. The new pipe will not add weight to the bridge due to the smaller amount of water that will be flowing through it.

Lincoln/Monroe Construction- This project includes reconstruction of the street by replacing the asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps as needed. Lincoln/Monroe street will be closed from 7th-17th Avenues. The closure is expected to last through mid-October.

High Drive Construction- Roadway excavation and subgrade preparation continues through the end of next week. Landscaping and irrigation system installation is expected to take several weeks. This project includes pavement reconstruction, sewer overflow storage facilities, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from 29th Avenue to Bernard Street. Phase One construction is expected to last until mid-October. Phase Two, Bernard Street to Hatch Road, will begin spring of 2015.

Division Street Sidewalk Project- This project will construct missing sidewalk in gaps adjacent to Division between Empire and Lyons. Work has begun on North Division from Lyons to Houston.  There will be a right lane closure from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grand Boulevard Construction- Paving on Grand Boulevard takes place Thursday, Sept. 4. McClellan Street between 8th and 9th Avenue has one lane southbound. Northbound is detoured onto 9th Avenue over to Cowley.  9th Avenue/Rockwood Boulevard between Grand Boulevard and the hospital tower is closed with driveway access.  There is local access only at Cowley and 9th to the hospital.  Southbound on Stevens has access to the medical building on 9th Avenue. 

Work south of 14th is being done by the Wastewater Department.  This project will apply preservation treatments that consist of crack sealing, grind and overlay and some pavement rejuvenation techniques.  Upgrades to ADA ramps and minor curb and sidewalk repairs will also be done.

Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline- Crews are ready to pave the north side of Francis. Paving should be done within a week. The transition to paving the south side will happen after that.

SPOKANE VALLEY

8th Ave from McKinnon to Fancher - Closed to all but local traffic through mid-September for paving, striping and shoulder-work. Signs redirect traffic via Carnahan, 16th and Bettman/Dickey. 

Eastern between Nixon and Valleyway - Rolling closures with restrictions to local access at times from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for stormwater drainage improvements.  Access to businesses will remain available.

Sprague between University and Vista - Reduced to two lanes through mid-October for resurfacing, stormwater drainage improvements and sidewalk work. Overnight closures will occur each evening between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8 into the morning of Thursday, September 11: 
·         Sprague from Willow to Marguerite  - signs will redirect traffic via Farr, Broadway and Vista
·         Mullan from Appleway to Sprague - signs will redirect traffic via Appleway, Farr, and Broadway

·         Argonne from Main to Appleway - signs will redirect traffic via Broadway, Vista and Appleway to Dishman-Mica

SPOKANE COUNTY
Country Homes Restoration Project - The southbound lane of Country Homes Blvd. from Cedar Rd. to Wall St. is closed. The northbound lane is open with occasional restrictions. 

Bruce Rd. Bridge Replacement/Road Work - The bridge is closed to be replaced.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

They're Not Ruby Slippers But These Shoes Will Also Show You The Way Home

I suppose it was just a matter of time. Your car has GPS to tell you where to go, some bikes do these
days and pretty much every cell phone. So why shouldn't your shoes come equipped with navigation as well?

A start-up in India is working on a pair of GPS-enabled "smart" shoes that vibrate to give the wearer directions.

The shoes come with a detachable Bluetooth transceiver that links to a smartphone app to direct the wearer using Google maps, sending a vibrating signal to indicate a left or right turn.

The shoes also count the number of steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned.

Here's when they'll be available.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Construction Update to Spokane International Airport Interchange

Ramp paving continues tonight, weather dependent, on segments of on and off ramps leading to and from Spokane International Airport on US 2 and Sunset Hwy. 

Listed below is the current plan for the remaining series of on and off ramp closures for paving. During the following days and hours, single-lanes will be fully closed for construction. Detours will be in place. Expect delays and allow plenty of time to reach your destinations during these periods to avoid missing flight connections.

Letters in parentheses correspond to ramp location on diagram.


 Wednesday evening, September 3 into Thursday morning, September 4
7 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(C) Westbound off-ramp from US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport) Paving within the multiple lane portion
(D) Eastbound Airport Drive (from the airport) to US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) Paving within the multiple lane portion.

9 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(G)-Eastbound US 2 off-ramp to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport)—Closed for paving of (C).(F)-Westbound Sunset Hwy. to Westbound Airport Dr. on-ramp (to the airport)—Closed for paving of (C).

Thursday evening, September 4 into Friday morning, September 5
7 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(C) Westbound off-ramp from US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport) Paving within the multiple lane portion
(D) Eastbound Airport Drive (from the airport) to US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) Paving within the multiple lane portion
Midnight until as late 5 a.m.
(D)-Eastbound Airport Drive (from the airport) to US 2 (& I 90 Spokane)—Closed for paving the single lane portion

Friday evening, September 5 into Saturday morning, September 6
7 p.m. until as late as 4 a.m.
(B)-Westbound US 2 off-ramp to Westbound Sunset Hwy.—Closed for paving
9 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(A)-Westbound Sunset Blvd. to westbound US 2 on-ramp—Closed for paving
(E)-Eastbound Airport Drive off-ramp to Eastbound Sunset Hwy. (to Spokane)—Closed for paving

Monday evening, September 8 into Tuesday morning, September 9
9 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(G)-Eastbound US 2 off-ramp to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport) or Eastbound Sunset Hwy.—Closed for paving
(F)-Westbound Sunset Hwy. to Westbound Airport Dr. on-ramp (to the airport)—Closed for paving

In addition, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. paving operations will be scheduled for ramp segments with multiple lanes.  The affected ramps will remain open with traffic reduced to one lane.  Expect delays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.  


About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.