Monday, August 2, 2010

Lots Of City Projects Starting Today

The City of Spokane has a plethora of construction projects starting this week. Here's what's on tap:

- The project to rehabilitate Second Avenue from Sunset Highway to Howard Street starts today. Secondwill be reduced to one lane of traffic.

The $2.1 million project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and City of Spokane Water Department and Wastewater.

- The project to rehabilitate Addison and Standard streets from Francis Avenue to Colton Place and Beacon Avenue from Dakota Street to Nevada Street also starts today. The project includes upgrading stormwater drains and installing ADA curb ramps. A detour is in place.

The $1.7 million project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and City of Spokane Wastewater Department.

- A project to replace water mains in Hartson and 11th Avenues starts today, from Havana Street to Sherman Street. The project will also repair the following streets: 11th Avenue from Altamont Blvd. to Julia Street and N. Altamont Boulevard from 11th to Ninth avenues; and Ninth Avenue from Perry to Julia streets. Ninth Ave. from Hatch Rd. to Crestline Street is closed to motorists. Detours are in place, and local access is being maintained.

The $3.5 million project is funded by the City of Spokane Water Department and 10-Year Street Bond.

- A project to rehabilitate Northwest Blvd. from Alberta to Maple streets gets underway this week. It includes a concrete intersection at Northwest Blvd. and Cochran St., and installing ADA curb ramps where necessary. Northwest Blvd. from Ash to Alberta streets is reduced to one lane in each direction. Additionally, Alberta St. is closed at Northwest Blvd., and Cochran St./T.J. Meenach Bridge is closed to southbound motorists at its intersection with Northwest Blvd. The detour is Wellesley or Garland avenues to Ash St. then to Maxwell Ave., onto Pettit Dr. and vice-versa.

The $1.9 million project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and Spokane Transit Authority.

2 comments:

Charles Hansen said...

"The project to rehabilitate Addison and Standard streets from Francis Avenue to Colton Place and Beacon Avenue from Dakota Street to Nevada Street also starts today."
Actually it started a week ago, I shop at Fred Meyers on Tuesdays and head north on Addison to the Fred Meyer parking lot and that driveway was blocked last week, and a huge pile of asphalt that was scraped off Addison is on the corner of the Fred Meyer parking lot.

SRTC Staff said...

Thanks for the update Charles. Actually, I was up there late last week too and noticed they had started. I just completely spaced it out when posting that.

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