Friday, October 5, 2012

Construction Projects Starting Or Wrapping Up Next Week

Washington State Department of Transportation
Snoqualmie Pass Closures- Some closures are scheduled for Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90 next week. The pass will be closed  from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, through Thursday, Oct. 11, from Hyak to the Price Creek Sno-Park.

Then, starting Oct. 14, the pass will be limited to one lane in each direction while crews prepare to open a new section of the highway.

From 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, to 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 the lane reductions will be in place. When WSDOT reopens the lanes Oct. 19, the 27,000 drivers who travel over the pass every day will have a new six-lane highway for two-and-a-half miles between mileposts 54 and 57.

Spokane City

Centennial Trail Open House- A public open house is set to discuss improvement options for addressing a gap in the Centennial Trail. The open house is Thursday, Oct.11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St.

Litchfield Place Sewer Improvement- The project to realign sewer mains to improve flow is complete and the streets are open. The $324,000 project was funded by the Wastewater Department.

Euclid Ave. from Crestline to Market- The project to rehabilitate East Euclid Ave. from Crestline to Market streets is nearly complete and the street will reopen for the Monday, Oct. 8, morning commute. Until then, the street remains closed to traffic. Drivers are detoured to Garland Avenue. The project included a curb-to-curb rehabilitation of Euclid Ave. and replacement of a 30-inch water transmission main. The $1.4 million construction project was funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and the City Water Department.


29th Ave. from High Dr. to Grand Blvd., Phase 1- The first phase of the project to rehabilitate 29th Ave. from Bernard St. to Grand Blvd. is expected to be complete and open to traffic on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Drivers are detoured to Grand Blvd. or High Dr. until then. The overall project includes a full depth rehabilitation of 29th Ave. from High Dr. to Grand Blvd., replacing a water main, restriping existing bike lanes, repairing the sidewalks on 29th Ave. from Madison to Howard streets, and installing new sidewalks on the north side of 29th Ave. from High Dr. to Lincoln St. The second phase of the project from Bernard St. to High Dr. will begin in 2013. The $2.7 million project was funded by the 10-Year Street Bond, Water Department, and Transportation Benefit District.

Spokane ValleyCarnahan between 14th & 16th avenues- Closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 11 for utility work. Signs will reroute traffic via 8th or 16th and Bettman.


Fancher Rd. between Sprague and Broadway- Construction is expected to finish this week, weather permitting.





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