Want to know what transportation projects are proposed for Spokane County, what your alternatives are to driving alone, and how to find out about local road closures or backups caused by accidents and other incidents? This blog is designed to educate the public on all transportation-related issues in Spokane County.
You may notice that projects underway now are more prominent while ones that will start later this construction season are more in the background. WSDOT
Hill to Barker Road- Sunday
Aug 23 through Thursday, Aug 27, from about
6 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., drivers should be alert for left lane or right
lane restrictions with possible slow traffic for shoulder sweeping.
Lake Road Bridges- Monday, Aug. 24 from about 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. westbound I-90 will be
reduced to one lane for bridge maintenance. On Tuesday, Aug. 24, from about 8 a.m. until 3:30
p.m. eastbound I-90 will be reduced to one lane. Drivers should be alert
for slow traffic, congestion, and possible delays.
2-Ruby Street @ North River Drive & Indiana Intersections- Drivers on Ruby Street should expect lane restrictions as crews work on the
adjacent sidewalk ADA ramps.
I-90/ Argonne, Liberty Lake Interchange Sidewalk ADA Ramps- Be alert
for lane restrictions near freeway ramp/local street intersections for upgrades to sidewalk ramps at intersections. No
freeway mainline restrictions. All ramps open.
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 chip seal the roadway.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.
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 concrete in the southbound lanes. A temporary speed reduction is in effect.
290-Trent Ave./Sullivan Road to Idaho State Line- From about 6 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, paving,
shoulder work and pavement marking work will be underway along SR 290 between
Wellesley and the State Line. Expect
delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane
Wall and Main Intersection Work- Work
in the intersection of Wall Street and Main Avenue continues. Crews are working 12 hour days and worked through the weekend in an effort
to have Main Street open as soon as possible. Working conditions have been
challenging and difficult due to the tight location of existing
infrastructure pipes. Paving of the intersection is anticipated for Monday,
August 25 and it is anticipated to reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
High Drive and Hatch Closure- This project includes pavement
reconstruction, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from
Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard. Construction is expected last
through the fall. Work on the intersection of
Scott Street and 43rd Avenue will wrap up this week. The next two weeks grading, paving and
curb work will be happening at this intersection. Mid-week drywell installation will be
occurring between Thurston to 39th Avenue and Grand Blvd. to
Garfield Street. 43rd Ave. from Garfield St. to
Perry St. will be closed until late September.
Monroe/Lincoln Couplet Work- Cedar Street from 4th Avenue north
to the alley is closed for work on Cedar. This work is for a drainage
structure and piping installation. The project includes reconstruction of the
street from 2nd to 4th Avenues and will replace the
asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps as needed.
Residential Grind and Overlay-
oTuesday, August 18 till Friday, August
28-Hartley Street from Royal Drive to
oFriday, August 28 till Friday,
September 11- Dakota Street from Montgomery Avenue
to North Foothills Drive
oFriday, September 11 till Tuesday,
October 6- F Street from Rosamond Avenue to 6th
oFirst Avenue from Helena to Altamont
Sprague Avenue Lane Closure-Avista will close the northern lane of
Sprague from 1214 W. Sprague to the intersection of Adams to install underground
conduit starting Tuesday, August 25 to Monday, September 7.
Rowan Avenue Project-This project
includes reconstruction of the street from Driscoll Blvd. to Monroe Street. The
project also includes installation of bike lanes, filling sidewalk gaps and
replacing water lanes. It is expected to last until October.
Francis Avenue ITS Devices Project- This project
calls for installation of Variable Message Signs, Closed Circuit TV systems,
fiber optic cables, and other related miscellaneous items along Francis from Division to the East City Limnits. Motorist will see
intermittent lane closures for the duration of the project.
Havana Street from Glenrose to 37th-Glenrose Road
from 57th Avenue to Havana Street is closed to thru traffic. Work
has begun at the intersection of Freya and 44th with traffic and
pedestrian improvements. Improvements
include full width pavement replacement, complete sidewalk gaps and pilot
project porous asphalt bicycle lanes. This project will also include
installation of a 36 inch water transmission main between 37th
Avenue and the Brown Park reservoirs at 57th Avenue.
Indiana Avenue from Division to Perry- Indiana is
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.
Argonne from Appleway to Sprague- Lane closures from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. until early September. One lane will remain open at all
at Mullan- Access from Main onto Mullan
will be closed at times from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays through late August
Mansfield Avenue between Pines
Rd and Houk Rd.- Narrow lanes from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. through
late September for utility work and road reconstruction. Traffic may be
reduced to one lane at times with flaggers.
Montgomery from University to Dartmouth- Narrowed from 7 a.m.
to 6 p.m. until late August. Pedestrian route available on one side of
Montgomery at all times.
Mullan from Sprague to Broadway- Lane closures from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. until early September. Two lanes will remain open at all
Sullivan from Trent to Wellesley- Reduced to one lane in
each direction around the clock through late August.
Sullivan Road Bridge Replacement Project Area:
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.
· Reductions to
one lane southbound Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
·Turns from Indiana
onto northbound Sullivan are reduced to one lane.
·The Centennial Trail below the bridge remains closed with signs
redirecting trail users onto surface streets.
The following locations will be
closed to through traffic around the clock until September 2015 for water main
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