Thursday, September 2, 2010

High Impact WSDOT Projects

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has a couple of very high impact items they want you to know about:

- Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 10th, westbound I90 will be reduced to ONE lane at the Washington/Idaho border. Westbound drivers should expect slow traffic and congestion and delays. This is a long-term lane closure and will be in effect until September 23rd to provide for the installation of the in-lane “Weigh-in-Motion” equipment that is part of the new weigh station going in there, including excavation, electronic scale system installation, and concrete pavement placing & curing.

- Beginning late evening on Sunday, September 12, Division Street will be reduced to two through lanes at Wellesley Avenue in north Spokane. Left turns will not be allowed from Division Street between Longfellow Ave. and Queen Ave. Wellesley Avenue will be closed to all cross traffic at Division Street. Through traffic on Wellesley will be detoured via Garland Ave. and Queen Ave. All businesses will be open but may have alternate accesses. This is a long-term closure for up to 22 days.

The closure is in place to repave the intersection with concrete instead of asphalt to make it more durable.

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