Monday, July 27, 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.

US 2/Deer Road to Westwood Road- WSDOT crews will patch wheel ruts July 27 and 28 with intermittent lane closures. Expect delays between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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. Crews will be repairing pavement, doing shoulder work, pre-level paving and chip seal.  NOTE:  When loose gravel is present on the roadway, the legal speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph.  Be alert for speed limit signage.

US 195-Southbound/I-90 to Excelsior Road- Be alert for southbound US 195 reduced to one lane in multiple work areas with possible slow traffic.  Crews are replacing pavement panels in the southbound lanes. 

NSC/BNSF Railway Structures/Realignment & Ped/Bike Trail ExtensionShort, intermittent delays with flaggers directing traffic at pedestrian bridge. Crews are constructing two freeway mainline bridges over the BNSF tracks and two pedestrian bridges.  

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

SR 27-Pines Road/BNSF Crossing Repair- On Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 and 30, 24 hours a day, SR 27/Pines road at the BNSF mainline crossing at Trent WILL BE CLOSED for repairs to the railroad crossing.  Signed detours will be available. 

US 2/395-Division Street/Francis Ave to Farwell Road- Sunday August 2 through Wednesday August 5, WSDOT crews will be night paving to repair wheel ruts on Division from Francis Ave. to the “Y” and US 2/ the “Y” to  Farwell Rd. Work will begin at 7 p.m. each night and end at 5:30 a.m . the following day. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with occasional side road closures.

SPOKANE CITYFreya Street Closure for Combined Sewer Overflow Tank- Freya Street will be closed from Hartson Street to 29th Avenue through the end of August. Utility work and road reconstruction on Freya Street from 8th Ave. to 9th Ave. is underway. This project is constructing a combined sewer overflow facility under the parking lot at Underhill Park.
Columbia and H Street Closures for Combined Sewer Overflow Tank- Columbia from Downriver Drive to H Street and H Street from Columbia to Northwest Blvd is closed to thru traffic.

The project includes the installation of a 900,000 gallon tank. New water mains will be added at H Street, Glass Avenue and Columbia Circle Columbia Circle, H Street and Glass Avenue will be repaved and sidewalks repaired in select areas. Many driveways will be replaced to match the new street grade. 

43rd Closure for Combined Sewer Overflow Tank- Monday, July 27, 43rd Street from Grand to Scott will be closed. 43rd Ave. from Grand to Garfield St. will be closed to thru traffic until late September. Thru traffic is advised to use the Perry Street detour.

This project will construct a storage facility for CSO Basin 20, with connecting piping, interceptor inlet vault, flush systems, regulator and controls at 43rd Avenue and Garfield Street.

Residential Chip Sealing- The 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. 

14th Avenue Closure- New water and sewer taps are being installed, closing 14th Avenue between Conklin and Garfield until Tuesday, July 28.

8th Avenue Closure-
sewer line relay and repair will close 8th Ave between Oak and Elm until Tuesday, July 28.

Cook Street Closure- The installation of new utilities, swales and street improvements has Cook between Springfield and Broadway until Wednesday, July 29.

Division Street Closure- The northern lane of Spokane Falls Blvd west of northbound Division is closed until Sunday, September 20 for work on the right-of-way triangle (no, I don't know what that is either).

Grind and Overlay WorkPaving will be finished Tuesday, July 28 on Northwest Boulevard from C Street to Lindeke. There will be lane closures keeping one lane open in each direction. Tuesday, July 28 work will start on Mission between Washington and Division, use Indiana or Boone as your detour route.

Indiana Avenue Closure- Monday, July 27, Indiana will be closed  from Division to Dakota. This project will include full depth roadway replacement and change lane configuration to one lane each direction with bike lanes.

Christensen Road Bridge- Closed for demolition and rebuilding of this bridge over Deep Creek in West Spokane County. A marked detour is in place.

Wellesley Avenue Sidewalk Project- Rebuilding and adding sidewalks from Harvard Road to Arden Road. Driving lanes are reduced in width to accommodate work. 

Palouse Highway from Jamieson to Freya and Windmill to Jamieson- Reconstructing the roadway and adding north and southbound turn lanes at the intersection with 57th Avenue. The road is now open to traffic but expect occasional restrictions as crews pave and stripe.

Old Trails/Inland Road- Widen and pave Old Trails Road and Inland Road. Road closed to traffic. Riverside State Park can be accessed from the north at the Seven Mile Road/Inland Road intersection.

Argonne between Trent and Montgomery- Lane restrictions overnight Monday, July 27 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for pavement striping. The sidewalk on the west side of Argonne is closed with a detour posted.

Houk from Mission to Maxwell -  Closed through Wed., Jul 29 at 6 a.m.  Closed again from 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday.  Use Maxwell/Houk to access Valley Medical Center on Houk.

Maxwell from Pines through the Houk intersection - Closed Wed., July 29 from 6 a.m. through Thursday July 30 at 6 a.m for paving. Use Mission and Houk or Vercler to access Valley Hospital.  Use Sinto to access Valley Medical Center on Houk.

Sinto from Pines through the Houk intersection- Road closed through Wednesday July 29 at 6 a.m. Use Pines/Maxwell or Mission/Vercler to access Valley Hospital. Use Maxwell/Houk to access Valley Medical Center on Houk.

Sullivan from Trent to Wellesley - Reduced to one lane in each direction through late August. 

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 is 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.
·       Northbound traffic is restricted to vehicles ten feet wide or less.  Oversized vehicles should use Barker or Pines as alternatives.
·         Turns from Indiana onto northbound Sullivan are reduced to one lane.
·         Expect construction vehicles in the project area.

Virginia & 16th intersection- Closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 28 through 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 for water main installation. Detour via Saltese will be posted.

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)

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