Thursday, July 24, 2014

Local Road Construction Update

US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90 Resurfacing- Intermittent lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, in the vicinity of Flint Rd. Flint is closed from US 2 to the south. A detour is available. Flint Road is closed to the north between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. Grinding and paving will continue between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. from FAFB through Airway Heights.  

I-90/Liberty 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. Also watch for outside lane closures from 7 p.m. to the following morning at 6 a.m. for replacement of existing illumination lighting, poles, and wiring.

I-90/Barker Road to Idaho Border resurfacing- Work on this project is underway evenings and overnight hours, from about 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning.  Work may be underway on weekends. Be alert for lane restrictions, possible slow traffic, and rough pavement. The legal speed limit is reduced to 60 mph in some areas of the project when grooved pavement is present.  

SPOKANE CITYHigh Drive, Phase One- Construction begins on a pavement reconstruction job on High Drive from 29th Ave. to Bernard St. on Monday, July 28. This project also includes Combined Sewer Overflow storage facilities, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from 29th Avenue to Bernard Street. Phase Two of this project, Bernard Street to Hatch Road will begin spring of 2015.

Grand Boulevard Construction- The Grind and Overlay on Grand Boulevard from 14th to 22nd Avenues begins Monday, July 28.  One lane will be open in each direction. McClellan Street between 8th and 9th Avenue has one lane southbound.  Northbound is detoured onto 9th Avenue over to Cowley.  9th Avenue/Rockwood Boulevard between Grand Boulevard and the hospital tower is closed with driveway access.  There is local access only at Cowley and 9th to the hospital.  Southbound on Stevens has access to the medical building on 9th Avenue. Traffic will be impacted both north and south bound mainly between 8th and McClellan, 9th and Rockwood, to Cliff and Grand. This work will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Work south of 14th is being done by the Wastewater Department. This project will apply preservation treatments that consist of crack sealing, grind and overlay and some pavement rejuvenation techniques.  Upgrades to ADA ramps and minor curb and sidewalk repairs will also be done.

Cedar Road/Country Homes Boulevard Intersection Signalization- Installation of signal pole bases, curb, sidewalk and asphalt pavement are underway on the west half of the intersection. This project is for installation of a traffic signal at the Cedar Road/Country Homes Boulevard intersection. The west half of the intersection and Cedar Rd. to the west, have been paved. Restoration of the traffic islands begins Friday, July 25.

Ray Street will open, Friday, July 25- Construction continues on a 1 million gallon tank on the west side of Ray Street at 21st Avenue to reduce overflows from the City’s combined sanitary and stormwater sewer system.  Occasionally, southbound Ray Street may be reduced to one lane.  When lane restrictions are required, they will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

North Division Sidewalk Project- This project will construct missing sidewalk in gaps adjacent to Division between Empire and Lyons. Work has begun on North Division from Lyons to Houston.  The right lane will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

South Perry Street Parade- 
The area from Arthur to Helena from 13th to 8th will be closed for the parade this Saturday, July 26. This closure includes main arterials Perry and 9th, from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Traffic will be re-routed for the duration of the event.

Maple Street Bridge Lane RestrictionsBeginning Tuesday, July 29, there will be southbound lane restrictions on the Maple Bridge from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for repairs.
West Trent Bridge Lane Restrictions-  
The West Trent bridge crossing over the Spokane River will be inspected, Tuesday, July 29, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. One west bound curb lane will be closed moving to the east bound curb lane.

Sprague/Riverside from Helena to Lee- Geo Engineers will be boring for a city project with possible lane closures on the outermost eastbound lane of Sprague and Riverside from Wednesday, July 30 through Friday, August 1.

Francis Avenue from Division to Crestline- 
Water and storm/sewer work on the south side of Francis is complete.  Roadway excavation and grading continues from Nevada east to Crestline.  Colton St. and Dalke Ave. are open to traffic.  Francis Avenue continues to have one lane in each direction open 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. 

Francis and Freya Signalization- A signal removal and replacement is underway at the Francis/Freya intersection. Flagging at the intersection will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 are still allowed. The right turn onto westbound Francis Avenue will be routed from the through lane.  This traffic configuration will remain in place for approximately one month or until HMA paving is complete. 

Division/Ruby and Cleveland Intersection Work- Avista will be working at the intersection of Division, Ruby and Cleveland. Two southbound lanes of Division will be closed. The work is scheduled Wednesday, July 23 and continues through the end of August.

Arthur Street from I-90 to 2nd- The Arthur Street intersection is now open. This project is to repave Arthur from I-90 to 2nd Avenue, add sidewalks along the west side of Arthur, and adds curb ramps and pedestrian lighting to various intersections. 

Division Sidewalk Closure- There will be a continuing sidewalk closure Wednesday, July 23 - Sunday, August 31 for demolition work at 1120 N. Division.

Westview Elementary Sidewalks- This project will remove existing curb/gutter, relocate drainage structures, and cut and remove asphalt needed to install new curb/gutter on the north-northwest side of Bismark and create a 35’ road width from Assembly to Driscoll and 32’ from Driscoll to Moore. In addition, the project will install 5’ sidewalk with 5’ planter strip on Fotheringham from the alley one half block south of Bismark to Bismark and on Bismark from Fotheringham to the alley one half block south of Bismark to Bismark.  ADA ramps will be installed on all new sidewalk corners, and on connecting corners where needed.

Progress Road from Wellesley to Forker- Closed through through Thursday, August 1 for reconstruction.  Use Evergreen as an alternative.

Country Homes Restoration Project - Country Homes Blvd. from Cedar Rd to Wall St., southbound lane is closed to thru traffic.  Northbound lane is open with occasional restrictions.

Bruce Rd Bridge Replacement/Road Work - Bridge replacement work and road closure.  

Farwell Rd. (Market St. to North Spokane Corridor - Under construction, watch for lane restrictions. 

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