Thursday, May 15, 2014

Regional Road Construction Update

29th Ave. and Southeast Blvd. closure- Thursday, May 22 through Monday, May 26, the south "leg" of the intersection will be closed, limiting access from 29th Ave east/west traffic and south traffic from Southeast Boulevard. Southbound through traffic will be detoured to 29th and the Regal St intersection. Southeast Blvd. northbound will be closed at the intersection of Regal St and Southeast Blvd. Crews will be working on a water line.

Lilac Parade Street Closures-  Starting May 16, vehicles parked at Red Bagged Meters by the Davenport Hotel will be towed.  Beginning May 17 at 7 a.m., vehicles parked at the red bagged meters downtown will be towed. At 4 p.m., vehicles parked at yellow bagged meters will be towed. May 17 Street closures:

o   The area near the Convention Center, Washington Street from Main Avenue to Spokane Falls Boulevard, Main from Stevens to Washington, and Spokane Falls Boulevard from Brown to Washington Street will be closed at 4 p.m.
o   The area around Spokane Veteran’s arena from Boone to Spokane Falls Boulevard and Wall to Calispel will close at 4:30 p.m.
o   2nd to Boone and Brown to Lincoln will close at 5 p.m. All roads will reopen around 11 p.m.

Rowan Avenue Sidewalks- The project will install 8 foot sidewalks on both sides of Rowan Avenue from Belt Street to Monroe Street with ADA compliant curb ramps.

Mission Avenue from Hamilton to Perry- Beginning Monday, May 19, the two eastbound lanes of Mission from Hamilton to Perry Street will be closed. This project will reconstruct the street by replacing the asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps, as needed.
Francis from Division to Crestline- This project will rehabilitate Francis Avenue 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. 

Regal Street and Palouse Highway- The Palouse Highway is closed to all traffic just east of Regal Street and has no direct access to Regal Street. All Palouse thru traffic is re-routed using established marked detours starting at the intersection of Palouse Highway and Freya Street. The highway is scheduled to re-open by May 28.

Francis and Freya Intersection Work- The traffic signal at the Francis/Freya intersection is being removed and replaced, with construction continuing for approximately one month. The right turn lane is closed for southbound traffic on Freya Street to construct the new roadway at the northwest corner. The right turn onto westbound Francis Avenue is routed from the through lane. This traffic configuration will remain in place for approximately one month or until paving is completed at this location. 

Arthur Street from I90 to Second Avenue- Third Avenue is reduced to one lane at the intersection of Arthur to repave Arthur from I-90 to 2nd Avenue, add sidewalks along the west side of Arthur, and add curb ramps and pedestrian lighting to various intersections. 

Car Show Street Closure- The annual Cruizin the Falls Car Show is Saturday, May 17. Howard and Wall from Main to Spokane Falls Boulevard and Spokane Falls Boulevard from Stevens to Post will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

·    Hawthorne west of Nevada- One eastbound and one westbound lane will be closed on Monday, May 12 through Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This is for Comcast Utility work to install conduit across Hawthorne Road.
·    Northwest Boulevard from Hemlock to Alberta- One westbound Lane and parking lanes will be closed Friday, May 16 for private utility work between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

·       1st Avenue at Wall Street- One eastbound lane on 1st Avenue at Wall Street will be closed Saturday, May 17 to Sunday, May 18 for window cleaning at 705 West 1st Ave.

·   Riverside west of Monroe Street- The westbound lane and eastbound lane will be closed Monday, May 19 to Tuesday, May 20 for Avista electric service work at 1020 West Riverside Avenue.

·       Monroe west of Maple Street- The westbound and eastbound lane on Monroe Street just west of Maple Street will be closed Tuesday, May 20, between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Avista pipe work at 1609 W Garland.

US 2/Airport Road & Geiger Blvd. Bridges- Monday through Wednesday, May 19-21, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., US 2 may be reduced to one lane for bridge deck repairs.  Work may be in the westbound or eastbound direction.  All on and off ramps will be open.

US 2/Division Street-Francis to the “Y"- Weekdays during evening and overnight hours, from about 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning, expect lane restrictions in various lanes for pavement patching. Work should take about a week.

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street- During evening and overnight hours, be alert for intermittent right-lane closures and possible closures of the eastbound Altamont off-ramp. Crews will be replacing lighting, poles, and wiring.

I-90/Freya Street to Havana Street- On Sunday, May 18, from about 4:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.  be alert for eastbound and westbound left lane closures for center median barrier repairs.

I-90 Eastbound/Vicinity of Altamont Street to Freya Street- On Sunday, May 18, from 7:30 a.m. until as late as 12:30 p.m., eastbound I-90 will be reduced to two through lanes and the eastbound Altamont on-ramp will be closed for pedestrian overpass repairs.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- The right turn lane for southbound traffic on Freya Street is closed in order to construct the new roadway at the northwest corner. The right turn onto westbound Francis needs to be done from the through lane. Market Street has single lanes in each direction through the intersection on the west half of Market Street. Francis Avenue is operating as single lanes in each direction on the new bridge. 

US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90- Between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, expect intermittent lane closures in Airway Heights and the vicinity of Flint Rd. as crews resurface the highway and install a signal system at the Flint Road intersection. Flint Road is closed from US 2 to the south for about a block. 

US 195/Hatch Road to Cheney-Spokane Road ITS- Possible shoulder and/or intermittent lane restrictions as crews construct a fiber optic link along US 195 from Hatch Road to Cheney-Spokane Road to add 4 new traffic cameras and traffic volume monitoring equipment.

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- Cheney-Spokane Road is closed to through traffic at the new ramp intersection (between Cenex and Secure-It Storage). The US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road intersection is open for access to Cenex ONLY.  All access to Cheney-Spokane Road through traffic and businesses (other than Cenex) will be via Qualchan Road, about one mile to the south.  

Argonne Road from Broadway Ave. to Sprague Ave. - Reduced to one lane southbound through early July for resurfacing, stormwater improvements and sidewalk work.

Sprague Avenue from University Rd. to Herald Rd. - Reduced to two lanes westbound through early July for resurfacing, stormwater drainage improvements, and sidewalk work.  

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