Monday, June 15, 2015

Local Road Construction Update

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.

SPOKANE COUNTY

Christensen Road Bridge- Closed for demolition and replacement. A marked detour is in place.

Argonne Road Stormwater Retrofit (Upriver Dr. to Spokane River)- One lane traffic in each direction in order to upgrade stormwater facilities. Expect delays and find another route if possible.

Wellesley Ave Sidewalks (Harvard to Arden)- Rebuilding and adding sidewalks. Watch for flaggers.

Palouse Highway (Jamieson to Freya & Windmill to Jamieson)- Pavement Removal and Replacement. 57th to Freya –Closed to traffic with a detour in place.

Hazard Road (Austin Rd. to Bernhill Rd.)- Still completely closed to repair storm washout.

Ballard Road (Hazard Rd. to Austin Rd.)- Closed completely to repair storm washout.

Hazard Road (Dalton to Burnhill)- Possibly reduced to one lane to clean diteches. Watch for flaggers in area.

Dunn Road (Day Mount Spokane to Day Rd.)- Road closed to stabilize road embankment and replace asphalt. Project expected to take three weeks to complete.

Stangland Road (I-90 to Cheney Spokane Limit)- Possibly reduced to one lane for shoulder work. Watch for flaggers.

Salnave Road (Cheney to I-90)- Possibly reduced to one lane for shoulder work. Watch for flaggers.
      
Farwell Road (Coulee Hite extention to Spokane County Line)- Possibly reduced to one lane for shoulder work. Watch for flaggers.

Henry Road (Saltese to Quinemose)- Possibly reduced to one lane for shoulder work. Watch for flaggers.

Stringham Road (Rockford City Limits to Harvard and Molter to Starr)- Possibly reduced to one lane for shoulder work. Watch for flaggers.

Molter Road (Elder to Stringham)- Possibly reduced to one lane for shoulder work. Watch for flaggers.

SPOKANE CITY
Post Street Closures- Post Street will be Closed between Spokane Falls Boulevard and Bridge Avenue for special events:

Friday, June 19, 9 a.m. - Terrain Bazaar setup
Friday, June 26 – Hoopfest (will close late Thursday evening and remain closed Friday)

Panorama Drive Water Main Replacement- Monday, June 15, Asphalt grinding on Panorama Drive begins. There will be a short duration with lane restrictions as the grinding moves along the roadway. Water main installation will also begin with Panorama Drive restricted to one lane from Christi Ave to Palm Place.

Water main installation and storm water improvements in Cascade Way and Maple St are is closed from Panorama Drive to west of Maple St. Maple St. is closed from Cascade Way to Sierra Way.This project will replace cast iron distribution mains and repave the entire street.

Sunset Highway Closure- One lane closed on Sunset Hwy at Government Way Monday to remove and replace the sidewalk for the STA bus stop.

Cowley Street Closure- 
Northbound lane on Cowley St. closed at 8th until Friday, June 19 to place aerial cable.

Cook Street Closure- Cook St. is closed between Springfield and Broadway until July 2 for new water and sewer lines.

High Drive, Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard- The road is closed as storm and sewer work is underway. This project includes pavement reconstruction, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard. 

Northwest Boulevard from H Street to Garland Street- Closed for installation of a 900,000 gallon stormwater storage facility.

East Sprague Avenue Sewer Overflow Facility- North and southbound Sprague Way is closed to construct a combined sewer overflow facility on City property across from the City’s Sewer Maintenance Facility. One lane will be open in each direction on E. Sprague from Scott Street to the Hamilton Overpass. 

SPOKANE VALLEY
Argonne Road at Knox- Reduced to two lanes in each direction around the clock through mid- to late June for reconstruction of the roadway. Left turns are prohibited in all directions at the Argonne and Knox intersection.

Argonne Road at Montgomery- The northbound right lane is closed at the Argonne and Montgomery intersection. Pedestrians should follow signs for the pedestrian detour route.

Broadway (from Fancher to Havana)- Limited to one lane in each direction around the clock through mid-June. Access to businesses remains available.

Sands Road Bridge- Closed to all traffic at Chester Creek from 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 16 through 5 a.m. Thursday, June 18 for bridge overlay work. A detour via Schaefer Road will be posted.

Sullivan Road (from Sprague Avenue to Mission Avenue)- Reduced to two lanes northbound and southbound around the clock with curb-lane closures through mid to late-June for stormwater drainage improvements and sidewalk work.

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. 
  • Northbound traffic is restricted to vehicles ten feet wide or less. Northbound oversized vehicles should use Barker Road or Pines Road as alternatives.
  • Turns from Indiana Avenue onto northbound Sullivan Road are reduced to one lane.
  • Construction vehicles will be periodically entering and exiting Sullivan Road near the north and south ends of construction zones.
University Road closure- Closed between 22nd and 27th avenues until the end of June for water main work.

The following locations will be closed to traffic until September 2015 for water main work:

  • 25th Avenue (between Bowdish and University)
  •  22nd Avenue (between University and Sunrise)
  • Sunrise (between University and Chinook)
  • Chinook (between Sunrise and Oberlin)
  • Oberlin (between Chinook and 16th Avenue)

On all projects, signs and/or flaggers will direct traffic through and/or around the work areas.

WSDOT
SR 290-Trent Ave./Sullivan Road to Idaho State Line- Work will be underway on Sullivan road and Wellesley Ave. to drill test cores in preparation for paving. No Trent Ave. work scheduled this week.

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