Thursday, July 18, 2013

Road Construction Update For Next Week


Little Spokane River Bridge- Bridge open but minor punch list items may restrict traffic to one lane with flagging.

Farwell Road- Farwell from Market to the North Spokane Corridor is closed for the summer. Wilson Road from Farwell to Hastings is closed for sewer installation.

Upriver Drive- Lane restrictions on Upriver Drive from Dick Road to Marguerite start the week of July 22 for curb installation and to repair damaged sidewalks

Jackson Road- Jackson Road between SR 27 and Elder Road will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25 to replace a culvert.


Hatch Road Bridge- Will be inspected July 19.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane beginning at the East end and ending in the West bound lane.  The inspection will last approximately 4 hours, beginning at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

High Bridge Lane Encroachment- Tuesday, July 23 to Thursday, July 25, High Bridge will experience lane encroachments 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Burlington Northern Bridge Maintenance- BNSF will close Napa St. between Trent Ave. and Main Ave. for bridge structure maintenance activities, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 24 to Friday, July 26.  Northbound and Southbound traffic will be detoured using North Helena Street and North Freya Street during closure.  Advance warning will be placed 48 hours in advance onsite. 

Monroe Street Bridge- The Monroe Street Bridge will be inspected July 26, 2013.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane beginning at the Northwest end and finish in the southbound lane.  The inspection will last approximately 5 hours, beginning at 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

25th Avenue Construction- Work continues on 25th Ave. from Freya to Rebecca for paving and curb repair and sidewalk and swale installation.
Crestline Rehabilition Project- This project will replace a 24-inch steel water main with a 36-inch ductile iron water main in Crestline St. from 57th Ave. to Thurston Ave. then continuing to 37th Ave. via Stone and Lee Streets.  In addition, Crestline St. from 44th to 53rd will be brought up to complete streets standards, including curb, sidewalk, and storm drainage.

Freya Sidewalk Construction- Freya from Ben Burr to 18th Street has traffic restrictions for sidewalk construction. There will be delays due to one way direction of traffic at a time.

 Third Avenue from Division to Arthur- Work to rehabilitate Third Avenue from Division east to Arthur is continuing.  Sherman at 3rd street is closed.  Arthur is the detour route.  The project also includes replacing a 12-inch water main.  One lane of traffic remains open, and local access to businesses is maintained.  Work will continue into October.

14th Avenue from Lincoln to Grand- This project will rehabilitate 14th Avenue from Lincoln to Grand Boulevard.

Euclid Avenue Water Main Replacement- One lane will be open in each direction from Napa to Crestline. The project will replace the current 28-inch water main with a 30-inch water main in Euclid Avenue.  The new main will begin at Euclid & Mayfair and continue to Crestline, with a jog to the north around Gonzaga Prep.

Division Street DMS, Maple/Ash and 3rd Avenue- This project involves the construction of digital information signs over the roadway at 9 locations.  There will be intermittent lane closures at these locations during installation now through mid-September.

o   Division and Cozza
o   Waverly Place and Division
o   Gordon and Division
o   Joseph and Division
o   Broadway and Maple
o   Dean and Maple
o   Country Holmes Boulevard and Cedar
o   3rd and Adams
o   3rd and Bernard

Rockwood Boulevard Rehabilitation- A project to rehabilitate Rockwood Boulevard from Cowley to Southeast Boulevard and Upper Terrace Road from Rockwood Boulevard to 17th Avenue continues.  Base lift paving on Phase 1 is expected to be completed by the end of next week.  Installation of catch basins has started on Phase 2 between Garfield and Cowley.  Traffic restrictions apply in those areas.  Phase 1work continues on Rockwood from Southeast Blvd to Garfield and on Upper Terrace Road.  Those sections are closed to through traffic; local access will be maintained.

Springfield Lift Station- Springfield closed between Columbus and Superior.  North bound traffic on Columbus will continue north to Cataldo.  South bound on Superior also will be directed to Cataldo.


4th Avenue between Progress and Sullivan - closed to through traffic from 7:00am on Wednesday, July 24 until 5:00pm on Saturday, July 27 for utility work.  Signs will redirect traffic via Progress, Sprague and Sullivan.

8th between Barker and Long - remains closed to through traffic around the clock through Friday, July 26 for paving and sidewalk work.  Signs will redirect traffic to 4th Avenue.

Bettman Rd between 11th & 14th - Expect lane reductions and brief driveway access restrictions from 7:00am to 5:00pm Mondays through Fridays, starting July 22 through the end of August for storm water drainage improvements.  At times, 12 Avenue traffic will be redirected via 8th and Eastern.

Portions of University Rd between 4th and 16th - will be reduced to one lane each way on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24th from 6:00am to 5:00pm for utility work.  Expect narrowed lanes and congestion.

SR 27/32nd Ave. to Trent Ave.- lane restrictions between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.  be alert for sidewalk restrictions when ADA ramp work is under construction or curing.  Grinding operations and traffic loop installation is underway.  Possible side road access restrictions during pavement grinding.

SR 291/Division Street to the Stevens County Line- lane restrictions between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.  Be alert for sidewalk restrictions near intersections when ADA ramps are under construction or curing.  Grinding and/or paving work is underway at multiple locations.  All major roadwork on this project will be underway during evening and overnight hours.  Utility cover work is also underway.  No major daytime restrictions planned. 

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- Left turn movements at the Market/Francis intersection are not allowed.  Right turns are OK.  Expect congestion and long delays near the Francis Avenue/Market Street intersection and the Francis Ave./Freya Street intersection, especially during commute hours.  In addition, westbound motorists on Francis should be alert for flaggers directing traffic near the BNSF railway crossing. 
I-90/Division Street to Liberty Park-Lane restrictions on I-90, both eastbound and westbound, at the Hamilton I/C during evening and overnight hours July 23 & 24th.  There will be intermittent shoulder closures on I-90 between Division and Hamilton during daytime hours.

I-90/Liberty Lake Interchange Westbound Off Ramp at Harvard Road/Mission Ave.- Possible intermittent lane restrictions on the westbound off ramp, Mission Ave. and/or Harvard Road for survey work.  No mainline freeway impacts.

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- Drivers should be alert for trucks crossing the highway during evening and overnight hours.  In general, northbound US 195 is reduced to one through lane in the vicinity of Cheney-Spokane Road.  Northbound drivers need to use Qualchan Road to access Cheney-Spokane Road.  Northbound drivers should be alert for possible congestion and slowing traffic.  The southbound off ramp to Cheney-Spokane Road is now closed so drivers will need to be alert for southbound highway traffic slowing to make right turns into Cheney-Spokane Road. This is a long-term construction configuration. 

SR 290-Trent Avenue/Just east of Hamilton Street in Spokane- On Sunday, July 21st, beginning at around 4 a.m. until as late as noon, Trent Avenue will be reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic, directed by flaggers for bridge deck repairs.  Drivers should be alert for possible congestion.


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