Monday, April 28, 2014

Road Construction Update for Week of April 28

Park Avenue at Sprague Intersection - Expect closures north of Sprague and south of Sprague at times until early May for resurfacing, depending on weather.  Signs will redirect traffic to detours via Vista/Broadway or Thierman/Appleway as appropriate.

Sprague Avenue from Vista to Park - Reduced to two lanes westbound through early May for resurfacing, depending on weather.  Signs will redirect traffic to detours via Vista/Broadway or Thierman/Appleway as appropriate.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- No right turns allowed from westbound Francis Avenue to northbound Market Street continuing through Tuesday April 29th.  Crews are placing cement concrete pavement on Francis Avenue for the new right–turn slip lane at the Market/Francis intersection. People with time-sensitive travels are encouraged to find alternate routes. The dedicated right turn lane for southbound traffic on Freya Street is closed in order to construct the new roadway at the northwest corner.  All traffic movements will still be allowed, but the right turn onto westbound Francis Avenue will need to be done from the through lane so some additional traffic congestion is anticipated.  This traffic configuration will remain in place through late April, and will be restored once the asphalt paving is completed at this location. 

I-90/Westbound Hamilton to westbound I-90 on-ramp- On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 29, 30, and May 1, from 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., drivers entering westbound I-90 from Hamilton Street should be alert for right lane closures on the on ramp. Crews will be removing a tree.

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- HIGH IMPACT!!  Asphalt paving is scheduled to begin Wednesday, April 30.  When paving is underway, the southbound off-ramp will be closed and drivers will need to use the southbound right-turn into Cheney-Spokane Road.  In general, northbound US 195 drivers need to be alert for slow traffic entering the highway left lane from Cheney-Spokane Road. The dedicated northbound acceleration lane has been removed. The northbound left turn lane remains closed and is signed for no left turns. 

Convention Center Hotel Project- Construction continues on a private developer’s onsite Convention Center Hotel Project within the entire block between Washington St and Bernard St and Main Ave and Spokane Falls Blvd. Summary of changes and closures:
§  Northbound east curb thru lane on Washington St will be closed during working hours.
§  Eastbound middle thru lane on Main Ave will be closed during working hours.
§  Eastside Parking on Bernard St will be closed during working hours.

o   Main Avenue has eastbound lane and parking lane closure starting at Washington Street and continuing to Bernard Street
o   Bernard Street is closed to southbound traffic from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Main Avenue 
o   Spokane Falls Boulevard has two westbound lanes and a parking lane closure starting east of Bernard Street and continuing to Washington Street.

Ruby and Baldwin Closure- The northbound thru lane on North Ruby St at East Baldwin Ave. will be closed on Tuesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for work on an existing aerial communication line within the  right of way.

28th and Southeast Blvd. Water Line Service-  Major impacts at E 28th Ave and Southeast Blvd are planned for Thursday, May 1 through Friday, May 2 for installation of a private water line service tap,
o   The intersection’s south leg will be completely closed limiting access from 29th Ave east and westbound traffic as well as southbound traffic from Southeast blvd. 
o   Southbound traffic will not be able to access Southeast Blvd from 29th Ave and will be detoured to E 29th Ave and the Regal St intersection. 
o   Southeast Blvd northbound thru traffic will be closed at the intersection of Regal St and Southeast Blvd. 
o   Local access to Southeast Blvd from 29th Ave to Regal St will be provided from the intersection of Regal St and Southeast Blvd.  

Francis Ave. Division to Crestline Work- This project will rehabilitate Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline Streets.  The work is curb to curb and includes installation of ADA curb ramps, where needed.
Traffic is open on the south side of Francis with one lane in each direction. 

Palouse Highway and Regal Work- The construction of improvements at Regal and Palouse Highway Intersection is in full swing. A temporary roadway is in place for Regal Street for northbound and southbound traffic.  There is no direct access to Palouse Highway.  Access to the highway will be restored by May 28.

Francis and Freya Signal Work-A signal removal and replacement will occur at the Francis/Freya intersection with construction continuing for approximately one month. The dedicated right turn lane is 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 is routed from the through lane. This traffic configuration will remain in place for approximately 1 month or until paving is complete. 

North Division Signal and Lighting Work- This work will involve changing out existing controller cabinets for new cabinets for the adaptive signal control project. Signals will be in red-red flash for an extended period within the time frames provided below and dark for very short durations (one or two minutes) as the wiring for each head is transferred.

o   Tuesday,  April 29,  5 a.m. to ~ 10 a.m., Wellesley & Division
o   Wednesday,  April 30, 5 a.m. to ~ 10 a.m., Francis & Division
o   Thursday, May 1,  5 a.m. to ~ 10 a.m., Lyons & Division

Bloomsday Course Sweeping- Bloomsday sweeping begins Tuesday, April 29 at 9 a.m.  No Parking signs will be placed along the sweeping route, Monday morning, April 28. Cars parked where no parking signs are located will be towed.  The sweeping route will begin along the north side of Riverside and Cedar heading west of Hemlock, Broadway, Maple, and Lindeke.

Wednesday April 30, sweeping will begin to the south side of the street and follow the above route.
Bloomsday Road Closures- The following roads will be closed on Sunday, May 4 for the annual Bloomsday run:
o   Riverside from Post to Lincoln Street will close starting at 4:30 a.m.
o   Monroe Street Bridge Closes at 5:30 a.m.
o   Most of Downtown Closes between 6:30 and 7 a.m.
o   The entire route is closed by 8:15 a.m.
o   The roadways will be opened as soon as possible after cleanup
o   Most of downtown will reopen around noon.
o   The entire route should be open near 2 p.m. 

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