Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Local Construction Update for Week of May 25

For more information on all the projects below, and to see them in relation to each other on a map, check out SRTC's 2015 Spokane Regional Construction Map here. The map is updated as new projects start and existing ones wrap up.

You may notice that projects underway now are more prominent while ones that will start later this construction season are more in the background.


Argonne Road at Knox- Reduced to two lanes in each direction through mid-to-late June for reconstruction of the roadway. The east side of the Argonne and Knox intersection will be closed c through late May-early June. Left turns are prohibited in all directions at the intersection. Weather permitting, expect reductions to one lane in each direction through late May for night paving. Traffic restrictions will remain in place through Memorial Day weekend.

Sullivan Road Bridge Replacement Project Area- The southbound Sullivan Road Bridge across the Spokane River is closed until spring 2016 for bridge demolition and replacement work.  All traffic is shifted onto the northbound bridge with one lane northbound and two lanes southbound between Indiana Avenue and the Sullivan Park traffic signal. Turns from Indiana Avenue onto northbound Sullivan Road are reduced to one lane.

Residential Street Sweeping- Expect street sweeping vehicles in residential areas throughout the city Monday-Friday from 7a.m. - 5 p.m. through May.

Sprague Avenue between Herald and Vista- Curbside lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21 for pavement preservation work.

Eastern Rd from Utah to Mansfield - Southbound lane closed from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21.

Montgomery Ave from Woodruff to Dartmouth - westbound lane closed from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21.

·     Hamilton Street Lane Reductions- Hamilton will be reduced to one lane each direction from Trent to Sharp through the end of the work day on Friday, May 22.  Paving of the other two lanes will occur at a later time yet to be determined. Detours are in place at Trent on the south end of the closure and Sharp on the north end. The repairs are needed as a result of a water main break last week.

·    Grand Boulevard lane restrictions- Grand between 16th and 20th Avenue will have lane restrictions for continued work on the Hawk Light installation through May 22.

Connect to Tranist, Phase II project starts- Assembly between Wellesley and Rowan will have lane restrictions during ADA ramp installation, May 20 – 22.

Boone Street between Nettleton and Chestnut will have lane restrictions during ADA ramp installation, May 26 - 29

This federally funded project consists of the construction of ADA accessible curb ramps, sidewalk, pavement patching, utility adjustments, and other related items.

Bridge Work- The Bridge crew will be working on the Francis Avenue Bridge from Freya Street to Market Street May 20 - 22 with lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

·     The Bridge crew will also be working on Washington Street South Channel and Stevens Bridge North of Spokane Falls Blvd. May 20 – 22 with lane closures 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spokane Firefighter Memorial Project- Main from Division to Pine will be closed 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25. Wall from Main to Riverside will be closed 5-7 p.m.

 Parking meters in those areas will be bagged Sunday, May 24th.  No parking is allowed at bagged meters.

Northwest Boulevard Combined Sewer Overflow Facility Work- Northwest Boulevard will be closed from H Street to Garland Street for installation of a 900,000 gallon stormwater storage facility. The detour for this project is along G Street and Garland Street.  The intersection of “G” Street and Garland will be a four way stop beginning Friday, May 22.

Rebecca Street Paving- Crews are working on prepping the roadway from Pratt to 7th Avenue for paving on Wednesday, May 27th.  Local access is limited. Access along Rebecca from Pratt to 8th is very limited during work hours.  

Wellesley from Market to Ferral Grind and Overlay- Work will begin on Wellesley from Market Street to Ferrall Street.  The road will be closed from Market to Freya, 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 – Thursday, May 28.

Bernard Street from High Drive to Grand reconstruction- The road is closed to local access only.  Asphalt removal continues with water and sewer work beginning. This integrated project includes pavement reconstruction, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard. 

Panorama Drive Water Main Replacement- Excavation for water main installation will begin Tuesday, May 26.  Cascade Way will be closed, with local access only on half of the street, from Panorama Drive to west of Maple St.  Maple St. will be closed, with local access only on half of the street, from Cascade Way to Sierra Way.

Currently no projects that will impact traffic. Most construction work will be suspended by noon on Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25 in anticipation of increased holiday traffic. 

Christensen Rd. Bridge Replacement- This bridge over Deep Creek is closed in order to be replaced due to extensive deck rot. A marked detour is in place.

Argonne Road Stormwater Retrofit- This upgrade to stormwater facilities has closed one lane of traffic in each direction. Expect congestion and delays and plan another route if possible.

Palouse Highway (Jamieson to Freya & Windmill to Jamieson)- 57th to Freya is closed to through Traffic starting May 26, with a detour in place, for pavement removal and replacement.

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