Thursday, October 3, 2013

Local Road Construction Update


WSDOT
SR 904 Congestion- On Saturday, October 5, expect congestion on Interstate 90 and SR 904 between Spokane and Cheney as fans travel to and from the EWU Eagle football game.
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 long delays near the Francis Ave./Market Street intersection and the Francis Ave./Freya Street intersection, especially during the morning and afternoon commute hours. In addition, westbound drivers on Francis should be alert for flaggers near the BNSF railway crossing.

I-90/Latah Creek Bridge & Downtown Spokane Viaduct- Through 3 p.m. today, Thursday, October 3, 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. Crews are doing routine bridge inspection and bridge joint repairs.

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, 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- Be alert for 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. Northbound drivers should be alert for possible congestion and slowing traffic. The southbound off ramp to Cheney-Spokane Road is now closed so drivers need to be alert for southbound highway traffic slowing to make right turns into Cheney-Spokane Road.

SPOKANE VALLEY 14th Ave from Custer to Carnahan - lane restrictions from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 14 for a stormwater upgrade project. 
Adams from Trent to Wellesley - Closed to traffic around the clock until the end of October for sidewalk improvements.  Drivers are redirected via Evergreen or Progress. 
Indiana between Pines Rd and Mirabeau Pkwy - Reduced to one lane each direction until late-October for street resurfacing.
Sullivan Road at the Spokane River bridges - Reduced to one lane each direction starting Monday, October 7 at 6 a.m. until late October.
Wellesley between St. Charles Rd and Larch Rd - Narrowed lanes, delays, and parking restrictions until the end of October for sidewalk updates and improvements.

SPOKANE CITY
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, 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.  Additionally, utility conduit will be installed along the underside of the bridge and other related work will be completed. 
 
Maple St. Bridge Work Starts Tuesday- Bridge crews will close one south bound lane Tuesday, October 8 through Thursday, October 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stevens St. Lane Closure- Stevens Street between Main and Riverside Ave. will have two southbound lanes closed 24 hours a day for Avista work through Monday, October 14.

Wall St. Closure Saturday- Wall Street between Sprague and 1st avenues will have full closure, Saturday, October 5, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for work at 705 west 1st Avenue.

Crestline Rehabilitation Project Nearly Finished- Paving is currently underway.  This project replaces 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. 

Rockwood Blvd. Rehabilitation Nearing Completion- Paving begins next week with the project being substantially complete in the next two weeks weather permitting.  A project to rehabilitate Rockwood Boulevard from Cowley to Southeast Boulevard and Upper Terrace Road from Rockwood Boulevard to 17th Avenue continues.

14th Ave. from Lincoln to Grand- This project, to rehabilitate 14th Avenue from Lincoln to Grand Boulevard. Paving of 14th from Grand to just west of Division, is substantially complete.  The street is paved and open to traffic.

Traffic Calming Work- Work on a variety of improvements to promote traffic calming throughout the City has begun and will continue through 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.

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  and 19th streets.

Third Ave. from Division to Arthur- Work to rehabilitate Third Avenue from Division east to Arthur is currently being paved.  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.  Local access to businesses will be maintained.  Work will continue into October.

Euclid Ave. Water Main Project- This 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. Local access only on Euclid from Nevada to Mayfair and on Dalton from Crestline to Perry.

SPOKANE COUNTY
Farwell Rd. from Market to North Spokane Corridor- Closed for fall.

Bruce Rd., Peone to Day Mt. Spokane Road- Road is open on weekends, closed during the week.

Pittsburg Rd at intersection with US 2- Closed for sewer work.

Johansen Road, from Prairie View Elementary to Northview Lane- Closed for sidewalk installation and road widening.






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