Friday, October 25, 2013

Local Road Construction Report

Madison St. from 17th to 18th- Meals on Wheels will hold the Great Pumpkin Race, Saturday, October 26, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
o   Madison from 17th to 18th will be closed.
o   18th will have restrictions from Monroe to Jefferson.

Greene St. Bridge- A project to increase the life of the Greene Street Bridge over the Spokane River is under way.  There are lane restrictions on the bridge and Greene Street between South Riverton Avenue and Upriver Drive. The work 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. 

Main Ave. West of Monroe St.- Main Avenue, just west of Monroe Street is closed until November 1 for sewer line repair work. Vehicles must enter the Peaceful Valley neighborhood from the west.  The sidewalks along Main are open, allowing for pedestrians and cyclists to access Peaceful Valley from downtown on Main.

Crestline Rehabilitation Project- This project to replace the water main in Crestline from 37th to 57th avenues is substantially complete. It also rehabilitated the street curb-to-curb rehabilitation from 44th to 53rd avenues; and added bike lanes, sidewalks and stormwater swales along the 44th to 53rd avenue stretch. 

Rockwood Blvd. Rehabilitation- Paving continues on the project to rehabilitate Rockwood Blvd. from Cowley to Southeast Blvd. The project is expected to be substantially complete in the next two weeks, weather permitting. 

Traffic Calming Work- Work on a variety of improvements to promote traffic calming throughout the City is underway and continues through the end of October. The following streets are 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- Signing and striping revisions continue for the Downtown Bike Network lanes.  Trail construction will occur on Fourth Street from Division to McClellan. 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.  Fiske is closed between 17th Street and 19th Street.
Third Ave. from Division to Arthur- Work to rehabilitate Third Ave.from Division east to Arthur continues. Paving is complete, crews are working on sidewalks, signing, striping, and general project cleanup.
Euclid Ave. Water Main Replacement- The project will replace a 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.
8th Avenue just east of Wilbur Court- Closed through Tuesday, October 29 for utility work. Signs redirect traffic to 4th Avenue.
Adams from Trent to Wellesley- Closed totraffic through mid-November for sidewalk improvements.  Drivers are redirected via Evergreen or Progress.
Indiana between Pines Rd and Mirabeau Pkwy - Reduced to one lane each direction through October for island, curb and sidewalk construction.
Sands Rd Bridge at Chester (Plouf) Creek - Closed from 7 a.m. Monday, October 28 until 7 a.m. Monday, November 4 for maintenance work on the bridge deck.  Signs will redirect traffic to Schafer Rd.
Sprague from Park to Vista - Reduced to two lanes through Tuesday, October 29 for street resurfacing and stormwater upgrades.

Sullivan Road at the Spokane River bridges - Reduced to one lane each direction through November.

Wellesley between St. Charles Rd and Larch Rd - Narrowed lanes, delays, and parking restrictions until mid-November for sidewalk updates and improvements.
WSDOTI-90 Eastbound/Thor Street to Sprague Ave.- Today, Thursday, October 24, to as late as 3 p.m., eastbound I-90 between Thor Street and Sprague Avenue will be reduced to two through lanes for overhead sign repair.  All on and off ramps will be open.  Drivers should be alert for slow traffic and possible congestion.

I-90 Eastbound/Maple Street to Perry Street.- On Saturday evening, October 26, from about 9 p.m. until as late as 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, eastbound I-90, between Maple Street and Perry Street will be reduced to one through lane for bridge joint maintenance.  All on and off ramps will be open.  Drivers should be alert for slow traffic and possible congestion.

SR 290-Trent Ave./Sullivan Road Bridge- Through today, Thursday, October 24, until as late at 5:30 p.m., westbound SR 290 will be reduced to one through lane in the vicinity of the Sullivan Road bridge for bridge girder repair.  You may experience slow traffic. 

SR 27/32nd Ave. to Trent Ave.- 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- Today, Thursday October 24th until as late as 3 p.m. the contractor will be striping for the upcoming traffic switch that will take place later this month or early in November. The striping will occur mostly within the existing work zones but will also include the intersections of Francis / Market and Francis / Freya. This work will occur between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and will result in each of the intersection(s) being flagger controlled with the traffic signal being turned off for an hour or so, at separate times, during this timeframe. This will create long backups, delays, and for 20 – 30 minutes all through movements at the Francis / Freya intersection (except westbound Francis) will be prohibited while the dotted extension line dries. Traffic is strongly encouraged to find alternate routes to their destinations.
US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- Be alert for northbound and/or southbound lane restrictions.  Northbound US 195 is reduced to one lane in the vicinity of Cheney-Spokane Road.  That restriction may be removed when the barrier is taken out.  The northbound left turn lane remains closed.  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 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 on ramp. 
Farwell Road- Farwell Rd. is closed from Market to the North Spokane Corridor.
Johansen Road- Closed from Prairie View Elementary school to Northview Lane for sidewalk installation and road widening.


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