Monday, September 23, 2013

Local Road Construction Update

14th Ave. from Custer to Carnahan- Lane restrictions from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, September 23 until October 14 for a storm water upgrade project. 

Adams from Trent to Wellesley- Closed to traffic until the end of October for sidewalk updates and improvements.  Drivers are redirected via Evergreen or Progress.

Carnahan Rd. between 16th Ave and 18th Ave- Closed from Tuesday, September 24 through Friday, September 27 for resurfacing.  Signs will redirect vehicles via 16th Ave. and Bettman Rd.

Indiana between Pines Rd. and Mirabeau Pkwy.- Reduced to one lane each direction starting Monday, September 23 until mid-October for street resurfacing.

Wellesley between St. Charles Rd. and Larch Rd.- Narrowed lanes, delays, and parking restrictions until the end of October for sidewalk updates and improvements.

US 195 and SR 27 Congestion- Expect congestion Saturday, Sept. 21 between Spokane and Pullman as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar/Idaho Vandal football game.

SR 27/32nd Ave. to Trent Ave.- Paint striping and signal detection loop work underway. Lane restrictions between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

SR 291/Division Street to the Stevens County Line- Paint striping and signal detection loop work underway.  Possible lane restrictions.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- On Friday September 20th, a section at the intersection of Francis and Freya will be paved between 2 a.m.  Friday morning until as late as 7 a.m.  The intersection will be controlled by flaggers with the signal turned off. This will create longer backups and delays, so drivers are advised to find alternate routes. 

I-90/Maple Street Interchange; Monroe Street Interchange- Monday through Thursday, September 23-26, be alert for workers adjacent to the eastbound Maple off-ramp and along eastbound Freeway Avenue washing and painting freeway walls.  Also, work on Monday, September 30 in the vicinity of the mini park near the eastbound Monroe Street on-ramp.  No mainline freeway impacts.

I-90/US 2-Airport Interchange to Argonne Road Interchange- Monday through Thursdays, intermittent eastbound and/or westbound lane restrictions or shoulder restrictions from around 9 a.m. as late as 3 p.m. for drain cleaning.
I-90/Division Street to Liberty Park- Intermittent shoulder closures on I-90 between Maple and Hamilton during daytime hours to replace conduit, polies, wiring and light fixtures.

I-90 Westbound/Liberty Lake-Harvard Road Interchange Roundabout- Congestion, traffic backups, and delays on the westbound off ramp.  Drivers on Harvard Road should be alert for lane restrictions, rough roadway, slow traffic, and congestion with possible delays. Southbound Harvard Rd. is reduced to one lane.  Mission Ave. is open. 

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- Northbound and/or southbound lane restrictions during evening and overnight hours. Northbound US 195 is reduced to one lane in the vicinity of Cheney-Spokane Road.  Northbound drivers need to use Qualchan Road to access Cheney-Spokane Road.  The southbound off ramp to Cheney-Spokane Road is closed so drivers need to be alert for southbound highway traffic slowing to make right turns into Cheney-Spokane Road. This is a long-term construction configuration. 

Greene Street Bridge Work- A project to increase the life of the Greene Street Bridge over the Spokane River is under way.  Through mid-October, anticipate lane restrictions on the bridge and on Greene Street between South Riverton Avenue and Upriver Drive. The work on the bridge will improve its load rating, allowing larger trucks and loads to use the bridge.  The project includes installing fiber-reinforced polymer to the deck and floor beams. 

Washington Street Bridge Work- Joint repair work between Spokane Falls Blvd. and the northbound tunnel begins Tuesday, Sept. 24 and goes through Friday, Sept. 30. Work will be completed during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Lane restrictions will be in place.
City Gateway Painting- Throughout the summer, crews have worked to improve landscaping, remove graffiti, and spruce up areas under the railroad viaduct and leading to and from Interstate-90. Work is scheduled Monday through Thursday, Sept. 23 through 26, and Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.  Motorists should anticipate lane closures and possible delays as a result of this work.
Traffic Calming Work-Work on a variety of improvements to promote traffic calming throughout the City will begin Monday, Sept. 23 and continue through the end of October. The following streets will be affected.
o   Illinois – Signs and striping
o   Mission, Cook and Regal – Ramps and striping
o   Manito Boulevard and 29th – Ramps and striping
o   37th from Bernard to Browne - Sidewalks
o   Maple from 8th to 9th  - Bumpouts
o   Adams Street from Montgomery to Mansfield – Sidewalks and ADA ramps
o   Horizon Avenue and F Street – Sidewalks and ADA ramps
o   Maple Street from Chelan to Fairview – Sidewalks and ADA ramps
o   Ash Street from Fairview to Cleveland – Sidewalks and ADA ramps

Combined Sewer Tank Installation- Preparation for construction on a 1 million gallon tank to reduce overflows from combined sanitary and stormwater sewers on the west side of Ray Street at 21st Avenue begins Monday, Sept. 23.  Ray Street will be reduced by one southbound lane from 19th Avenue to 22nd Avenue.  Parkwood Drive will be closed from Green Street to Ray Street. 
14th Ave. from Lincoln to Grand- The project will rehabilitate 14th Avenue from Lincoln to Grand Boulevard. Paving of 14th from Grand to just west of Division has begun.  The street is closed to through traffic; local access is maintained.
Liberty Street Construction Begins- Construction to rehabilitate Liberty from Oak Street to Ash Place and Ash Place from Liberty to Dalton is beginning.  The road is closed with local access only.

Downtown Bike Network Completion Project- Signing and striping revisions continue for the Downtown Bike Network lanes.  Trail construction will occur on Fourth Street from Division to McClellan.  Drivers should expect shoulder and partial lane closures as needed.
Post St. Closure- Post Street near City Hall is closed for Avista work on City Hall Plaza and new crossing work between City Hall Plaza and Riverfront Park.  Crews will use this closure to work on sidewalks at the southwest corner of the Post Street bridge, a new Centennial Trail connection into Riverfront Park, additional sidewalk work on the west side of Post Street and for the re-striping of Post street.

Fiske Street Construction- This project will pave Fiske Street from 19th to 17th avenues, install curbs, sidewalks and ADA curb ramps, where   needed, and replace current or install new stormwater drainage, where needed.  The project will place pavement between the existing curbs on Fiske from 17th to 18th and install new curbs and sidewalks, and pave on Fiske from 18th to 19th.   Full road closure will occur on Fiske between 17th Street and 19th Street.

Bridge Ave. Lane Restriction- Bridge Avenue from Monroe to Post streets has lane restrictions through September 30 for work on a new portion of the Centennial Trail that will pass through Veterans Park. 

Crestline Rehabilitation Project- This project will replace the water main in Crestline from 37th to 57th avenues; provide curb-to-curb rehabilitation of the street from 44th to 53rd avenues; and add bike lanes, sidewalks and stormwater swales along the 44th to 53rd avenue stretch.  Grading work for surfacing will begin from 44th to 37th Street.  Paving will begin near September 30.

Third Ave. from Division to Arthur- Work to rehabilitate Third Avenue from Division east to Arthur is continuing.  Arthur and Sherman continue to be the detour route with periodic closures on one or the other street as needed.  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.

Euclid Ave. Water Main Replacement Work- This project will replace a water main with a larger one in Euclid Ave.

Rockwood Blvd. Rehabilitation- A project to rehabilitate Rockwood Boulevard from Cowley to Southeast Boulevard and Upper Terrace Road from Rockwood Boulevard to 17th Avenue continues. Upper Terrace Road is complete.  The top lift of pavement has been applied.   Phase 2, from Cowley to Garfield, is closed to traffic and is under full construction.  Phase 1work continues on Rockwood from Southeast Blvd. to Garfield and is open to local traffic.


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