Thursday, April 10, 2014

Road Construction Update

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection ImprovementsThe 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 be allowed, but the right turn onto westbound Francis Avenue will need to be done from the through lane.  This traffic configuration will remain in place through late April, and will be restored once the asphalt paving is completed at this location. 

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 in each direction on the new bridge.  The south side of the bridge along the traffic barrier is designated for the movement of bicycles and pedestrians.  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.

Mirabeau Parkway between Pinecroft and Mansfield - Short closures of the southbound lane on Mondays through Thursdays from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for utility work continuing through Thursday, April 24.

Park Road at Sprague Intersection - Expect closures north of Sprague and south of Sprague at times from Monday, April 14 through 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 around the clock from 7 a.m. on Monday, April 14 through early May for resurfacing, depending on weather. Signs will redirect traffic to detours via Vista/Broadway or Thierman/Appleway as appropriate. 

Regal and Palouse Hwy Work Starts- Work started this week at the Regal Street and Palouse Highway Intersection to install a new traffic signal. Next Monday, April 14, includes minor traffic impacts for the construction of a temporary detour to the west for Regal Street traffic.  This work will require sidewalk closures, lane closures, and other minor temporary traffic revisions.  This will also include at times, no direct access to the existing parking lot for the Park on the Westside of this intersection. 

o   Starting Sunday Night, April 13, 7 p.m. the contractor will start the second phase which will include major traffic impacts at this intersection.  Regal Street traffic will be re-routed to the new temporary roadway alignment to the west.   This new temporary roadway will allow for northbound and southbound thru movement at Palouse Hwy and access to the existing parking lot on the Westside to southbound traffic only.  This new alignment will include curves with an advisory speed of 20 MPH in the construction zone.  Traffic using the new temporary roadway will have no direct access to Palouse Hwy. 

o   The Palouse Hwy will be closed to all traffic just east of Regal Street and will have no direct access to Regal Street. The traffic control will maintain local driveway access to all businesses that use Palouse Hwy between Regal Street and Freya Street.  All Palouse thru traffic will be re-routed using established marked detours starting at the intersection of Palouse Hwy and Freya Street.
Francis Ave. Construction- Work started this week to rehabilitate Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline Streets.  The work is curb to curb and includes installation of ADA curb ramps, where needed.

Cedar Rd. Lane Reduction-   Flagging of both directions of traffic will occur on 5555 South Cedar Road , through Monday April 14.  The one lane, two way traffic control is for onsite work installing electric services.

Cedar Rd. Grind and OverlayA grind and overlay will begin on North Cedar road April 14. There will be flagging and road closures as needed. 

·       Wall Street Closure- Wall street will be closed the afternoon of Saturday, April 12 for an after party to thank volunteers who participate in Cleaning from the Core. Over 400 volunteers will be in the downtown area painting, planting, and various other activities to clean up and freshen the downtown from the long winter.

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