Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Three Spokane Valley Projects Start July 23

Some Spokane Valley streets will get facelifts when three new street preservation projects get under way July 23. The projects include 4th Avenue between Dishman-Mica Road and Farr Road; Dishman-Mica Road between 16th Avenue and Schafer Road; and Vista Road between Mission Avenue and Nora Avenue.


The 4th Avenue project is expected to take about two weeks to complete, and will involve patching and a new asphalt overlay. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., traffic will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers directing traffic through the work area. After hours and overnight, there will be one lane open each direction.
All vehicles must be parked off the roadway on 4th Avenue from Dishman-Mica to Farr Road between the hours of 6:30am and 10:00pm while the project is under way through about August 3.

Dishman-Mica Road will also be patched and overlaid with asphalt from about 250 feet south of 16th through the Schafer intersection. During the anticipated two week construction period, traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. New detectors for traffic signals will be installed in the pavement at the intersection of Dishman-Mica and Schafer. The light at the intersection will be set to flash red in all directions around the clock for the duration of the project, requiring drivers to use the intersection as a four way stop.

Work to be done on Vista Road from July 23 through about August 3 will include patching and asphalt overlay. Traffic along Vista will be reduced to a single lane during work hours, when flaggers will direct traffic through the work area. After work hours and overnight, one lane in each direction will be open.

Residential access along Vista between Mission and Nora may be temporarily blocked up to four hours between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the project.
Congestion and delays should be expected in all three work areas so find an alternate route if possible.

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