Friday, September 27, 2013

Local Road Construction Update for Next Week

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

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

Appleway between Park and Vista -  The north side (left) curb lane closed through Tuesday, October 1 for work in the right of way. 

Carnahan Rd. between 8th Ave. to 16th Ave. - Closed from Monday, September 30 through Thursday, October 3 for street resurfacing.  Signs will redirect vehicles via 16th Ave and Bettman Rd.

Indiana between Pines Rd and Mirabeau Pkwy - Reduced to one lane each direction around until mid-October for street resurfacing.

Sprague between Park and Vista - The south side (left) curb lane closed through Tuesday, October 1 for work in the right of way

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

Greene St. Bridge Work- A project to increase the life of the Greene Street Bridge over the Spokane River is under way.  Through mid-October, motorists should 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 bridge deck and floor beams.

Washington St. Bridge Work Begins Tuesday, Oct. 1- Due to rain, bridge work continues on the Washington Street Bridge.  Joint repair work between Spokane Falls Boulevard and the northbound tunnel begins Tuesday, October 1 and continues through Friday, October 4. 

Sprague Ave. Restriping Work Begins Wednesday, Oct. 2- East Sprague from Grant to Cook Street restriping work begins.  The work entails a conversion from 2 lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction and the addition of a center left hand turn lane.  Parking will remain the same

City Gateway Painting on I90 Exit and Entrance Ramps- Work continues to make the downtown entrances to the City more inviting. Work is scheduled Monday through Thursday, Sept. 23 through 26, and Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.  Drivers 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 has begun and will 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
Liberty St. Construction-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 will close 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 St. 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.  

Bridge Ave. Eastbound Lane Restriction- Bridge Ave. 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.  All businesses in the area remain open and accessible during construction. The parking lot immediately north of Bridge should be accessed via Lincoln Street during the closure.

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- 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 High School.

Rockwood Blvd. Rehabilitation- A project to rehabilitate Rockwood Blvd. from Cowley to Southeast Blvd. 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 through traffic and is under full construction.  Phase 1work continues on Rockwood from Southeast Blvd. to Garfield and is open to local traffic.

SR 27/32nd Ave. to Trent Ave.- Grind out top layer of roadway and resurface with Hot Mix Asphalt.  Construct ADA sidewalk ramps.

SR 291/Division Street to the Stevens County Line- Grind out top layer of roadway and resurface with Hot Mix Asphalt.  Construct ADA sidewalk ramps.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- Expect congestion and delays near the Francis Avenue/Market Street intersection and the Francis Ave./Freya Street intersection, especially during morning and afternoon commute hours.  Westbound drivers on Francis should be alert for flaggers directing traffic near the BNSF railway crossing. 

I-90/Latah Creek Bridge & Downtown Spokane Viaduct- Monday through Thursday, September 30-October 3, from 9 a.m. to as late as 3 p.m., drivers on eastbound and/or westbound I-90 in downtown Spokane should be alert for lane closures on the Latah Creek bridge and downtown overhead freeway viaduct with possible congestion and slower traffic.

I-90/Division Street to Liberty Park- Replace conduit, poles, wiring, and light fixtures including installing luminaires on I-90 from Latah Creek to the Hamilton Interchange.

I-90 Westbound/Liberty Lake-Harvard Road Interchange Roundabout- I-90 westbound drivers exiting at Liberty Lake should be alert for 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 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.  The US 195/Inland Empire Way intersection is now closed.  Inland Empire Way traffic is directed to the Thorpe Road intersection.  This is a permanent closure to accommodate the new northbound Cheney-Spokane Road northbound on ramp.

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