Friday, March 28, 2014

Road Construction Update

WSDOT
I-90, US 2, US 195, US 395/other state routes/Sweeping- Be alert for slow moving sweeping operations on most highway routes, especially in the Spokane 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.

SPOKANE CITY
Huntington Park Construction- Beginning March 27 through April 30, flaggers will be used to stop traffic at Spokane Falls Boulevard from turning onto Post Street to allow trucks to exit from the Huntington Park project.  The weight restrictions on the Post Street Bridge do not allow for large truck loads.  The flagged stops will cause intermittent traffic delays of 2 – 3 minutes on Spokane Falls Boulevard.

1st and Wall Work- The eastbound outside lane on West 1st Avenue at Wall Street will be closed March 28, for onsite concrete work at 705 West 1st Avenue. 

Francis and Madison Lane Closure- The westbound outside lane on West Francis Avenue at Madison Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, March 31 through Wednesday, April 2 for installation of private communication lines across Francis Avenue and along the north side of Francis.

Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Rehabilitation 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 Jackson Street from Perry east to Hogan is finishing.  The detour on Perry should be removed by Thursday, March 27.
o   Work in the area north of Rowan Avenue to Joseph Street on Pittsburg continues. Beginning late Thursday, March 27, the north side of Rowan Ave. between Magnolia and Helena will be closed.  Two-way traffic will be maintained on Rowan and shifted to the south. This restriction is expected to continue through Monday, March 31.
o   Work on Helena from Rowan south to Crown Avenue, near Whitman Elementary, will begin late in the afternoon Friday, April 4 and will include the closure of the intersection at Rowan and Helena.  Work will continue through the April 11.
o   Work in the residential area on one block of Crestline Street north of Upriver Drive to North Crescent will begin Thursday, April 3 with the street being closed beginning Friday, April 4 to accommodate the scheduled work.

Francis and Freya Signal Work- A signal removal and replacement will occur at the Francis/Freya intersection with construction continuing for approximately one month.  Flagging at the intersection will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  The 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. This traffic configuration will remain in place for approximately 1 month or until paving is complete. 

Chandler Watermain Reroute Project- Construct of 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.

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