Friday, July 17, 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.

SR 206/Bruce Road to Mt. Spokane State Park Gate- Be alert for long delays with flaggers and/or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic as crews repair pavement and do shoulder work. NOTE:  When loose gravel is present on the roadway, the legal speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph.  Drivers should be alert for speed limit signage.

US 2/Lawson Street Intersection in Airway Heights- Tonight, Thursday, July 16, from about midnight to as late as 5 a.m. on Friday morning, be alert for a dark traffic signal at Lawson Street as Inland Power and Light conducts a scheduled power outage. Treat this intersection as a 4-way stop.

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 repair pavement.  

SR 290-Trent Ave./Sullivan Road to Idaho State Line- Be alert for daytime lane restrictions between Sullivan Road and Wellesley Ave. for paving on Trent Ave. and utility work on Sullivan. In addition, watch for lane restrictions on Sullivan Road between Trent and Wellesley. No paving work is currently scheduled between Wellesley and the Idaho state line.

SR 27-Pines Road/BNSF Crossing Repair- On Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 and 30, be alert for a full closure of SR 27/Pines road at the BNSF mainline crossing at Trent in order to make repairs.  Exact hours are not yet set.

Argonne Southbound between Trent and Montgomery - Reduced to two lanes around the clock. Sidewalk on the west side is closed with a posted detour.

Houk from Mission to Maxwell - Closed through late July for roadwork. Local access remains available via Maxwell, Mission, and Vercler.

Montgomery Westbound just west of Argonne - Reduced to one lane through the end of the week.

Mansfield at Houk intersection - Narrowed lanes for utility work through late July.

Maxwell from Pines through the Houk intersection - Open to traffic to the Valley Hospital.

Sinto from Pines through the Houk intersection - Closed to traffic through late July. Local access remains available via Maxwell or Mission and Vercler.

Sullivan from Sprague to Mission - Reduced to two lanes in each direction from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. through late July with occasional reductions to one lane between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Sullivan from Trent to Wellesley - Reduced to one lane in each direction through late July, except for the following closure: Sullivan from Trent to Wellesley, and Wellesley from St. Charles through the Sullivan intersection - Closed to all traffic overnight on Monday, July 20 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for paving.  Detours via Progress or Flora will be posted. 

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.  Traffic remains reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. Expect periodic 2-3 hour reductions to one lane southbound at varying times throughout the week. Turns from Indiana onto northbound Sullivan are reduced to one lane.

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)
·         Chinook (between Sunrise and Oberlin)
·         Oberlin (between Chinook and 16th Avenue)
·         Sunrise (between University and Chinook)

North by Northwest filming in Spokane- 

Sunday, July 19

- 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., Normandie Street will be closed between Providence Avenue and Gordon Avenue.

Monday, July 20

4 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Avenue will be closed between Division Street and Pine Street.
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washington Street between Riverside Avenue and Sprague Avenue will be closed. There will be sidewalk closures on Sprague Avenue as well.

Tuesday, July 21

4 a.m. to 10 p.m., Main Avenue between Post Street and Stevens Street will be closed. Howard Street from Spokane Falls Boulevard and Riverside Avenue will also be closed during this time.

Wednesday, July 22

4 a.m. to 10 p.m., 1st Avenue between Adams Street and Monroe Street will be closed. Adams Street between Sprague Avenue and 2nd Avenue, Jefferson Street between Sprague Avenue and 2nd Avenue and Madison Street between Sprague Avenue and 2nd Avenue also closed during this time.
- 4 a.m. to 11 a.m., there will be sidewalk closures and no parking along the west side of Lincoln Street between Railroad Alley and Steam Plant Alley. Also, sidewalk and no parking along the east side of Monroe Street between The Old Spaghetti Factory and the Brooklyn Deli.

Friday, July 24

- 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cedar Street from 2nd Avenue to 1st Avenue and 1st Avenue and Sprague Avenue. The intersection of 1st Avenue and Cedar Street will have closures during filming and flaggers used.
- 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Main Avenue between Bernard Street and Division Street will be closed.

Saturday, July 25

4 a.m. to 10 p.m., Erie Street between Front Avenue and 1st Avenue. North Sprague Way and North Sprague Access will be closed. However, East Sprague will not be closed. 

Spokenya Run Stoppages- Saturday, July 18 from 9-11 a.m., there will be runners in the area around Spokane Falls Community College and Life Center Church and temporary traffic stoppages to allow runners to cross at Ft. George Wright and Government Way.

Underhill Combined Sewer Overflow Tank Construction- Thor Street will be closed from Hartson Street to 29th Avenue starting Friday, July 17 6 p.m. to Sunday, July 19, opening in the evening for the Monday morning commute.
Freya Street will be closed from Hartson Street to 29th Avenue starting Tuesday, July 21, 6 a.m. through the end of August.

This project will construct a combined sewer overflow facility under the parking lot at Underhill Park.

High Drive and Hatch Road Major Work Getting Underway in 43rd Monday, July 20- This project will construct three Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) storage facilities with an in-line storage configuration. 43rd Ave. from Grand to Garfield St. will be closed to thru traffic for 40 working days starting Monday, July 20. 

Residential Chip Seal Program Starts Monday, July 20- This project will be in three different district locations. District one, Regal Street from Rowan Avenue to Francis Avenue; District two, 33rd Avenue to 36th Avenue from Grand Boulevard to Perry Street; and, District three, Elm Street from Broadway Avenue to Boone Avenue. Chip sealing will consist of one-fourth chip repairs and a fog seal. This project also includes minor pavement repair and crack sealing.

Washington Street Closure- Full closure Sunday, July 19, from Sprague to Riverside for Avista utility work.  Washington will re-open Monday, July 20, at 6 a.m.  The detour route will be 1st Ave. to Bernard and Bernard to Riverside Ave.  One lane will be left open at Sprague Avenue for westbound traffic.

Taft Closure- Taft Street between Elmhurst and Holyoke is closed until Monday, July 20 for sewer relay and repair.

Lidgerwood Lane Closure- The western lane of Lidgerwood, north of Francis, is closed until Friday, June 24 to place conduit and fiber.

Spokane Falls Boulevard Lane Closure- The northern lane of Spokane Falls Blvd. west of northbound Division will be closed from Monday, July 20 until Sunday, September 20 for work on the right-of-way triangle.

Heroy Avenue Closure- The 2300 block of Heroy Avenue is closed until Tuesday, July 21st for the installation of new water and sewer taps.

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

Havana Street from Glenrose to 37th- Glenrose Road from 57th Avenue to Havana Street is closed. Work has begun at the intersection of Freya and 44th with traffic and pedestrian improvements. Traffic will be impacted on both streets and controlled by flaggers and signs. Improvements include full width pavement replacement, filling sidewalk gaps and installing bicycle lanes.  

Arterial Curb Ramp Projects- Installation of ADA-compliant curb ramps at each intersection corner ahead of the City of Spokane scheduled street maintenance grind and overlay projects. This project is funded with local funds.
o   Construction on Grand Blvd at intersections from 23rd Avenue to 28th Avenue is completing.
o   Mission Ave. from Division St. to Maxwell begins Monday, July 20.


Christensen Road Bridge- Bridge closed to demolish and replace it. A marked detour is in place.

Wellesley Ave. Sidewalks (Harvard to Arden)- Rebuilding & adding sidewalks, watch for flaggers.

Palouse Highway (Jamieson to Freya & Windmill to Jamieson)- Pavement Removal and Replacement. Speed and lane restrictions are in place.

Old Trails/ Inland Road- Widen and pave both Old Trails Road and Inland Road. Road Open, No Restrictions for the Dirty Dash Mud Run event this Saturday. Starting Monday, July 20, the road will be closed. Riverside State Park will remain open. Visitors can access the park from the north at the Seven Mile Road/Inland Road intersection.

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