Friday, September 14, 2012

Local Construction Projects Starting and Wrapping Up

Spokane Valley

Argonne Rd. between Indiana and Trent - Construction is expected to begin in mid-September (not sure exactly when that is) and last about a week, weather permitting. Lanes will be narrowed to one lane each way between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for asphalt patching.

Fancher Rd. between Sprague and Broadway - Construction is expected to begin in mid-September (again- when is that?) and finish in early October, weather permitting. Lanes will be narrowed to one lane each way during asphalt patching, curb and sidewalk work.
Sprague Avenue Swale Project - Construction is expected to start on the south side of Sprague between Park Rd. and Thierman Rd. in mid-September, and will take about 3 weeks to complete, before crews continue work on other sections. Roadwork is expected to finish in late October, weather permitting. At least two lanes of traffic will remain open around the clock.
Carnahan Rd., Kahuna Dr. and 16th Ave. - Expect traffic to be reduced to one lane for up to five hours sometime between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday at the following locations:

• Carnahan from the 1700 block to just east of the Carnahan intersection.

• Carnahan intersection at the east loop of Kahuna.

• Carnahan between 16th to east Kahuna.

University Road between Union Rd. and Main Rd. - Road construction is expected to finish by Monday, Oct. 1, weather permitting.

Spokane City

14th and 15th Avenues from Chestnut Street to Inland Empire Way- This project starts Monday, Sept. 17 and will pave 14th and 15th avenues between Chestnut St. and Inland Empire Way and install curbs and sidewalks. All streets are closed to traffic. Local access will be maintained. The $200,000 project is funded by the 10-Year Street Bond Program and Local Improvement District (LID).

Oak Street from Inland Empire Way to 28th Avenue- This project is set to begin Monday, Sept. 17.  It will pave Oak St. from Inland Empire Way to 28th Ave. and install curbs and sidewalks. All streets are closed to traffic. The $185,000 project is funded by the 10-Year Street Bond Program and LID funds.

Jefferson Street from Wellesley to Rowan Avenues- This project is expected to be complete by Friday, Sept. 21. The project rehabilitated Jefferson St. from Wellesley to Rowan avenues and surrounding residential streets. All streets will remain closed to traffic until next Friday. The $908,000 project was funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and Wastewater Department.


 

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