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Friday, May 23, 2014
Regional Road Construction Update
Adams Rd from 4th to
Sprague - Closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 27 into late June for resurfacing. Signs will redirect
traffic via Progress Rd. In
addition to the new surface overlay, the project includes stormwater drainage
upgrades and sidewalk work; an existing gap in the sidewalk along the west side of Adams
will be completed. While work is under way, Adams between Sprague and 4th will
be closed. Detours will be posted
redirecting traffic via Progress Road.
Argonne Road from Broadway Ave. to
Sprague Ave. - Reduced to one lane southbound through early July for resurfacing, stormwater improvements and sidewalk
Sprague Avenue from University
Rd. to Herald Rd. - Reduced to two lanes westbound through early July for resurfacing, stormwater drainage improvements, and
· 29th and Southeast Blvd. closure-Starting Wednesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 1, the south "leg" of the 29th Ave. and Southeast Blvd. intersection willbe closed, limiting access from 29th
Ave east/west traffic and south traffic from Southeast blvd. Southbound
through traffic will not be able to access Southeast Blvd from 29th Ave
and will be detoured to the intersection of 29th and Regal. Southeast Blvd. northbound through traffic will be closed at the intersection of
Regal and Southeast Blvd. Local access to Southeast Blvd from 29th to Regal will be from the intersection of Regal St and Southeast
Blvd. Crews will be installing a water line in the area.
·Riverside Avenue Closures- Wednesday, May 28 to Friday, May 30,
Avista crews will be upgrading electric service to the Civic Building, just west of
the Spokane Club. Riverside Avenue from north Monroe to north
Madison will be closed to complete this work.
Cedar Road/Country Homes Blvd. Intersection work- Crews will be installing a traffic signal at this intersection.
Mission Avenue Construction- Construction continues with the two eastbound lanes
of Mission from Hamilton to Perry Street closed. This project will reconstruct the street by replacing
the asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps, as needed.
Rowan Avenue Sidewalk- The
project will install 8 foot sidewalks on both sides of Rowan Avenue from Belt
Street to Monroe Street with ADA compliant curb ramps.
Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline- 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.
open on the south side of Francis with one lane in each direction.
Palouse Highway Construction- A temporary roadway is in place for Regal Street for northbound and
southbound traffic. There is no direct access to Palouse Highway. The Palouse Highway is closed just east of Regal. Access to the highway is between Regal and Freya Street. The highway will reopen by June 1.
Francis and Freya work- A
signal removal and replacement requires flaggers at the Francis/Freya intersection between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The dedicated right
turn lane is closed for southbound traffic on Freya Streetin order to
construct the new roadway at the northwest corner. This traffic configuration will remain in place until paving is completed.
Cedar Road closure- Paving on North Cedar Road will close the street between Walnut and Country Homes Boulevard and Walnut to Strong Road.
There will be flagging as needed.
Park to Havana Street- During evening and overnight hours, from about 9 p.m. until the following
morning at 5 a.m., be alert for on and off ramp
closures as crews replace lighting.
North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and
Intersection Improvement- From
Tuesday, May 27 until the morning of Saturday May 31 daytime traffic
will be shifted around construction of a traffic island inlay striping. At night from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the Francis/Market
intersection will have the signal turned off with flaggers controlling traffic.
No right turns will be allowed from westbound Francis to northbound Market
US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90- Between
the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, there will be intermittent lane closures in Airway Heights and the vicinity of Flint Rd. for highway resurfacing and to install a signal system at the intersection. Be alert for flaggers directing traffic. Flint Road is closed from US 2 to the
south. Flint Road is closed to the north
between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers should be alert for
daytime restrictions at Espanola Road. No work or US 2 lane restrictions
over the holiday weekend.
US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- Until mid-afternoon on Friday, May 23, Cheney-Spokane Road is closed to through
traffic at the new ramp intersection (between Cenex and Secure-It
Storage). All access to Cheney-Spokane Road through traffic
and businesses (other than Cenex) will be via Qualchan Road, about one mile to
the south. Northbound and southbound US 195 drivers still need to be alert for traffic
entering the highway or turning into Cheney-Spokane Road. NO LEFT
TURNS are allowed from NORTHBOUND US 195 to QUALCHAN ROAD.
Drivers on northbound US 195 that need to access Qualchan Road (and locations
on Cheney-Spokane Road) must continue north to Inland Empire Way, then make a
U-TURN to travel south back to Qualchan Road. They can then make a
right-turn to travel on Qualchan and Cheney-Spokane Road.
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