Thursday, March 14, 2013

WSDOT Work For This/Next Week

I-90/Flora and Greenacres Overpasses- Today and Friday, March 14-15 and Monday through Thursday, March 18-21, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., drivers should be alert for eastbound lane restrictions at the Flora Road overpass and/or at the Country Vista/Appleway exit overpass. Crews will be doing bridge repairs in these areas.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- On Tuesday, March 19, drivers should be alert for changes at the Francis/Market intersection. Left turn movements in all directions will not be allowed for up to two weeks at his location. Southbound drivers on the NSC may want to use the Parksmith off-ramp to access southbound Market Street. Francis is now one lane in each direction at the Market Street Intersection. Beginning on March 19th, Market Street will be one lane in each direction. As a result, drivers should expect congestion and long delays on Francis Avenue and Market Street near the bridge project, especially during the morning and afternoon commute hours. Delays are also possible at the Francis and Freya intersection. In addition, westbound motorists on Francis should be alert for flaggers directing traffic near the BNSF railway crossing. The flaggers may be in place during busy travel times to make sure westbound vehicles waiting for the traffic signal don’t block the nearby rail tracks. Motorists may wish to seek alternate routes for time-sensitive travels, especially during peak traffic hours. Drivers should be alert for trucks entering the roadway and occasional train traffic that may cause delays. The south shoulder is designated for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- The southbound off ramp to Cheney-Spokane road is now closed for construction of an interchange so drivers will need to be alert for southbound highway traffic slowing to make right turns into Cheney-Spokane Road. Drivers should also be alert for lane restrictions on Cheney-Spokane Road at the US 195 intersection with flaggers directing traffic at times.

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