Thursday, August 6, 2009

WSDOT just released a construction update...

Here are the projects in the Spokane Metro area and there status:

Spokane Area Projects

I-90/Spokane Area Rut Repair and Ramp Paving (resurfacing MP 281-284 plus ramps MP 275-291)

Traffic Impacts: Roadway work is underway on resurfacing the through lanes from Division Street to Havana Street. Drivers should expect lane restrictions, slow traffic, and congestion from 7pm to 6am. Motorists should also be alert for grooved pavement and abrupt lane edges. Drivers should also watch for rough asphalt pavement.

Project description: Rehabilitate concrete freeway surface from Division Interchange through the Hamilton Interchange. Asphalt paving from Hamilton Interchange to Havana Street. Asphalt on and off ramp paving for selected ramps between Geiger Blvd to Sullivan Road. Asphalt paving on westbound I-90 near Flora Road. Freeway sign replacement.

Project website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/spokanerutrepair

I-90 Westbound/Bridge Deck Repair (MP 270-Just west of the Cheney/Four Lakes Interchange)
Traffic Impacts: On Tuesday, August 11 from about 7:30 a.m. to as late as 3:00 p.m., westbound I-90 will be reduced to one lane at the BNSF Railroad bridge just west of the Cheney/Four Lakes Interchange.

Project Description: Bridge Deck Repair.

I-90 Westbound-Hamilton Street Interchange westbound on ramp/Deck Repair (MP 282)
Traffic Impacts: On Wednesday, August 12, from about 9:00 a.m. until as late as 3:00 p.m., the Hamilton Interchange, westbound I-90on ramp will be reduced to one lane.

Project Description: Repairs to the on ramp bridge that crosses over I-90.

North Spokane Corridor/Freya to Farwell PCCP Paving

Traffic Impacts: Minor items. Possible lane restrictions on Farwell Rd.

Project Description: This contract paves the NSC two-lane driving surface with Portland Cement Concrete Pavement. Improvements on Farwell Road are included.

Corridor Website: www.nscfreeway.com

Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/Francis_Farwell

North Spokane Corridor/BNSF Tunnel

Traffic Impacts: Work is underway. No traffic impacts.

Project Description: Construct an arch tunnel for the BNSF railroad adjacent to Market Street. The new freeway lanes will pass over the tracks. Tunnel is complete. Work is underway on backfilling and roadway over the tunnel.

Corridor Website: www.nscfreeway.com

Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/Francis_Farwell

North Spokane Corridor/US 2 Lowering and Bridges

Traffic Impacts: In general, southbound US 2 is still reduced to one lane. The legal speed limit on US 2 from the Farwell Road vicinity to the SR 206 vicinity has been reduced to 45 mph. Southbound wide loads over 10 feet wide must use the signed detour via Market Street to Farwell Rd. Southbound motorists should expect congestion. Also, the contractor is hauling material along the new freeway route from US 2 south and Parksmith Dr. is currently closed to traffic. Pile driving for bridge support structures is underway. Nearby residents may hear the equipment and feel some vibration. Drivers on Farwell Road near the NSC should be alert for flaggers and crossing trucks plus pedestrian bridge construction. Sidewalks on Farwell near the NSC bridges will be closed for pedestrian bridge construction.

Project Description: Excavate US 2 grade to pass under the new freeway alignment. Construct new culvert under US 2 for Deadman Creek. Build six new bridges for US 2/NSC Interchange.

Corridor Website: www.nscfreeway.com

Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/US2_Wand_Low

SR 27/Pines Road &I-90 Interchange Improvements(MP 86)

Traffic Impacts: Minor items.

Project Description: New signal at Mansfield with I-90 ramp modifications. This is a City of Spokane Valley project in partnership with WSDOT. For specific project information and lane restriction status, call 921-1000.

SR 206/Jct US 2 to Bruce Rd Paving

Traffic Impacts: Paving underway. Drivers on SR 206 may be delayed due to pilot car operation and congestion. Today (Thursday, Aug. 6) and Tomorrow (Friday, August 7) between 8:30 a.m. and around 11:00 a.m., there are short term closures on SR 206 at the Bruce Road roundabout when the paving operations are adjacent to that intersection. Other than that, SR 206 will be open to traffic with single lane traffic directed by flaggers and pilot cars. Paving operations should be complete by late Friday, August 8th, depending on weather. Signing, paing, and shoulder work planned for the week of August 10-14.

Project Description This project will pave a little over 2 miles of SR 206/Mt Spokane Park Drive from US 2 to Bruce Rd.

Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/pavementrehab/sr206us2tobruce

SR 291/Utility Work Spokane City Limits to Ridgecrest Rd. (MP 4-7)

Traffic Impacts: Shoulder closures and possible lane restrictions.

Project Description: Avisita Utilities will be placing a new gas line adjacent to the roadway. For information, contact Avista at (509)495-4424.

1 comment:

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