Thursday, March 20, 2014

Road Construction Update

I-90, US 2, US 195, US 395, and selected state routes/Sweeping- Slow moving sweeping operations on most highway routes, especially in the metro area.  Sweepers and/or water flushing trucks followed by warning vehicles will be moving slowly along highway shoulders.  On multi-lane freeways and divided highways, sweeping may be taking place on the inside shoulder along the left lane.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- The right turn lane for southbound traffic on Freya Street is closed to construct the new roadway at the northwest corner.  All traffic movements are still allowed, but the right turn onto westbound Francis Avenue will need to be done from the through lane so additional traffic congestion is anticipated.  This configuration will be in place through mid-April. 

Market Street has single lanes in each direction through the Market/Francis intersection on the west half of Market Street.  Francis Avenue is operating as single lanes each direction on the new bridge. No left turns are allowed at the intersection from Market Street to Francis Avenue, but are allowed from Francis Avenue to Market Street, and right turns are allowed on all approaches. 

Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Rehab Project- Installation of a pipe liner to rehabilitate sanitary sewer pipes at various locations around town is underway at the following locations:

o   Work on Rowan Avenue between Nevada and Helena Streets will complete Saturday, March 22.
o   Work on Jackson from Perry Street east to Hogan will close the Perry/Hogan intersection from March 23 - 26.  A detour of Perry St will be set up around to the east via Carlisle, Madelia and Buckeye. Other local street restrictions will also occur in the area.
o   29th Avenue from Martin Street west about 700 feet, will have the center lanes (one in each direction) closed overnight after 7 p.m. March 23 through morning March 24.  The outside lanes, one in each direction will remain open at all times.
o   Work in the area north of Rowan Avenue to Joseph St. on Pittsburg will impact residential streets in that area beginning Monday, March 24.  Beginning Friday, March 28 the north side of Rowan Avenue between Magnolia and Helena will be closed but two-way traffic will be maintained on Rowan and shifted to the south through Thursday, April 3.

 Francis and Freya Signalized Intersection Work- A signal removal and replacement will occur at the Francis/Freya intersection Monday, March 17 with construction continuing for approximately one month.  Flagging at the intersection will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  The dedicated right turn lane will be closed for southbound traffic on Freya Street in order to construct the new roadway at the northwest corner.  All traffic movements will still be allowed. The right turn onto westbound Francis Avenue will be routed from the through lane.  Additional traffic congestion is anticipated. This traffic configuration will remain in place for approximately 1 month or until paving is complete. Traffic is encouraged to find alternate routes.

Chandler Watermain Reroute Project- Construct a new 42 inch diameter water main on Chandler from 8th to 7th Avenue, on 8th from Chandler to Cowley, and on Cowley from 7th to 8th Avenue.  Cowley will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 26 – April 11.  Weather conditions may cause delays.

Conklin Rd. south of Sprague Ave. - Center turn lane closed on Tuesday, March 25 from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Signs will direct traffic through the work area.

Sprague Ave. east of Conklin - Reduced to one lane in each direction on Tuesday, March 25 from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Signs will direct traffic through the work area.

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