Friday, May 9, 2014

Road Construction Update

Don't forget- transportation construction projects that impact traffic for the entire county are included on the 2014 Spokane Regional Road Construction Map. You can see the location of all the projects, click on projects to read the description and zoom in to view smaller projects in your neighborhood or along your commute route.

US 2/Division Street-Francis to the “Y”-  Beginning Sunday, May 11, from about 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning, expect lane restrictions in various lanes with possible congestion. Work should take about two weeks.

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street- Eastbound daytime shoulder closures.  During evening and overnight hours, be alert for intermittent right-lane closures and possible closures of the eastbound Altamont off-ramp as crews replace 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 repairs to the center median barriers.

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 lanes and the eastbound Altamont on-ramp will be closed for repairs to the pedestrian overpass.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements- The dedicated right turn lane for SB traffic on Freya Street is closed to construct the new roadway at the northwest corner. All traffic movements are allowed, but the right turn onto westbound Francis Avenue has to be done from the through lane. 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. 

US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90- Beginning Monday, May 12, 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. for resurfacing of the highway and installation of a signal system at the Flint Road Intersection.

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

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- Beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, Cheney-Spokane Road will be closed to through traffic at the new ramp intersection (between Cenex and Secure-It Storage). The US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road intersection will remain 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. Anticipate increased traffic at Qualchan Road with possible delays during commute hours. 

Junior Lilac Parade May 10-
o   The area from Boone to Spokane Falls Boulevard from Calispel to Howard will close at 8:30 a.m.
o   The area from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Riverside from Bernard to Stevens will close at 9:30 a.m.
o   The area from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Main from Stevens to Lincoln will close at 9:30 a.m.
All roads will reopen around 11:30 a.m. Vehicles will be towed from bagged meters at 7 a.m. in the parade area.

Fourth and Monroe Traffic Signal Outage- The traffic signal at 4th and Monroe will be shut down for approximately 6 hours between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 13 to replace three power poles and a transformer. 

Hawthorne Lane Closures- One eastbound and westbound lanes on East Hawthorne Road just west of North Nevada Street will be closed on Monday, May 12 through Saturday, May 17 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Comcast will be installing conduit across Hawthorne Road.

Monroe Street Lane Closures- Two southbound lanes on Monroe Street just south of 2nd Ave will be closed Monday, May 12, before 5 a.m.  This will require short duration stops, between 5-10 minutes, for utility work.  The stops will be controlled by flaggers.

28th Avenue Closure-  East 28th Avenue will be closed between South Myrtle Street and South Havana Street to start on Monday, May 12 to Wednesday, May 14 for private onsite sewer and water services.

Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline- This project will rehabilitate Francis Avenue and includes installation of ADA curb ramps, where needed. Traffic is open on the south side of Francis with one lane in each direction.  Underground catch basins are being installed on the north side of the street.

Palouse Highway Construction- The private construction project at the Regal and Palouse 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. Palouse is closed to traffic just east of Regal. The Palouse Highway is expected to reopen 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 right turn lane will be closed for southbound traffic on Freya Street. All traffic movements are still allowed. Traffic congestion is expected

Arthur Street Closure- On Monday, May 12, Arthur Street will be closed from 5th Avenue to 2nd Avenue.  Third Avenue will be reduced to one lane at the intersection of Arthur. The street will be repaved from I-90 to 2nd Avenue, sidewalks added along the west side of Arthur, and curb ramps and pedestrian lighting added at various intersections. 

Argonne Road from Broadway Ave. to Sprague Ave. - Reduced to one lane southbound from Tuesday, May 13 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. Signs will direct traffic through the work area.

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