Thursday, June 25, 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.

Holiday Travel Alert- 
Most construction work will be suspended at noon on Thursday, July 2nd, through midnight, Sunday, July 5th in anticipation of increased holiday traffic.

US 195-Southbound/I-90 to Excelsior Road- Be alert for southbound US 195 reduced to one lane in multiple work areas with possible slower traffic as crews replace pavement panels.  

SR 290-Trent Ave./Sullivan Road to Idaho State Line- Weekdays from about 6 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, expect a lane reduction on SR 290/Trent Ave. for both westbound and eastbound traffic between Sullivan Road and Wellesley Ave.  Also, beginning on Monday, June 29th expect delays due to piloted traffic on SR 290/Trent from Wellesley east to the State line from 6 p.m. to  6 a.m. On Monday June 29, from about 6 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the State Route 290 (Trent Ave.)/Wellesley Ave. interchange will be closed for pavement grinding.  Drivers will need to use alternate routes. Crews are repaving Trent between Sullivan and Stateline.  

Argonne Road at Montgomery- The northbound right lane remains closed at the Argonne and Montgomery intersection through late July. The sidewalk on the east side of Argonne between Knox and Montgomery is closed. A pedestrian detour is in place. In observance of Independence Day, the Contractor will not be working on July 3, but traffic restrictions will remain in effect.
Broadway (between Fancher and Havana) - Reduced to one lane in each direction through June 30.
Sullivan Road (from Sprague Avenue to Mission Avenue)- Reduced to two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound with curb-lane closures through early August for stormwater drainage improvements, sidewalk work and asphalt resurfacing.
Sullivan Road (between Trent Ave to Wellesley)- Reduced to one lane northbound and one lane southbound for curb-lane work through late-June for stormwater drainage improvements, sidewalk work and asphalt resurfacing.

Wellesley Avenue (between St Charles Rd and Sullivan Rd)- Reduced to one lane northbound and one lane southbound for curb-lane work through late-June for stormwater drainage improvements, sidewalk work and asphalt resurfacing.

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.

The following locations will be closed to through traffic around the clock until September 2015 for water main work-

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

·  University Road from between 22nd and 27th Avenue is expected to reopen at the end of June.

Hoopfest Street Closures-
The Hoopfest basketball tournament has grown to 42 downtown city blocks. Post Street will be closed north of Spokane Falls Blvd. on Thursday, June 25th at 12 a.m. All other street closures begin Friday, June 26th at 6 p.m. and re-open Sunday, June 28th at 8 p.m. The Hoopfest website allegedly has information on all street closures and where to park (although I wasn't able to locate it on their page).

CSO 6 from Kiernan Avenue to Northwest Boulevard- Due to unusually high temperatures, a noise ordinance variance has been allowed Monday, June 29 at 4 a.m. Northwest Boulevard will be closed from H Street to Garland Street for installation of a 900,000 gallon stormwater storage facility. 

Cook Street Closure- Cook St. is closed between Springfield and Broadway until July 2 for new water and sewer lines.
Hayford Lane Closure-  The eastern southbound lane on Hayford is closed from Thorpe to 49th until June 30 to place fiber and conduit.

Hatch Bridge Closure-  The Hatch Bridge is closed until Friday, June 26 for crews to repair deck panels  and surface asphalt.

High Drive Closure- High Drive is closed from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard for Storm and sewer work. This project includes pavement reconstruction, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard.

Havana Street Improvements- Work has begun at the intersection of Freya and 44th with traffic and pedestrian improvements. Traffic will be impacted on both streets and will be controlled by flaggers and signs. Improvements include full width pavement replacement, complete sidewalk gaps and pilot project porous asphalt bicycle lanes. This project will also include installation of a water transmission main between 37th Avenue and the Brown Park reservoirs at 57th Avenue.

Christensen Road Bridge- Bridge is closed for demolition and new construction. A marked detour is in place.

Argonne Road Stormwater Retrofit (Upriver Drive to Spokane River)- One lane open in each direction to upgrade storm facilities. Expect delays. 

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

Palouse Highway (Jamieson to Freya and Windmill to Jamieson)- Pavement removal and replacement. 57th to Freya is closed with a marked detour in place.

Cedar Bridge (500 feet north of Cheney Spangle Road)- Bridge closed to remove and replace it.

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