Friday, August 28, 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.


I-90/Sunset Hill to Barker Road- Sunday, Aug. 30 through as late as Thursday, Sep. 2, from about 6 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., be alert for right lane restrictions with possible slow traffic for shoulder sweeping.  

I-90/Medical Lake Road Bridges to Four Lakes Interchange- Monday, Aug. 31 through Thursday, Sep. 3, from about 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. eastbound or westbound I-90 will be reduced to one lane for bridge maintenance and pavement patching. Be alert for slow traffic, congestion, and possible delays.

US 2-Division Street @ North River Drive- On Friday evening, Aug. 28 into Saturday morning, drivers on Division Street should expect lane restrictions as crews work on the adjacent sidewalk ADA ramps.

SR 206/Bruce Road to Mt. Spokane State Park Gate- Be alert for some delays with flaggers and/or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic to accomomodate paint striping. 

US 195-Southbound/I-90 to Excelsior Road (MP 95-87)- Be alert for southbound US 195 reduced to one lane in multiple work areas with possible slower traffic for pavement repairs. A temporary speed reduction of 45 MPH is in effect for the southbound lanes.  

US 395/North Spokane Corridor/Little Spokane River Bridge- On Tuesday, Sept. 1, from about 8 a.m. until as late at 2:30 p.m., be alert for right lane restrictions in the northbound lanes during the morning, then switching to southbound in the afternoon for a bridge inspection.

SR 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, rumble strip installation, and pavement marking work will be underway along SR290 between Wellesley and the State Line. During these hours drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane traffic. 

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 times. 

Main 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.  

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 times. Night work will take place from 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. on August 31 through September 2. Detour via Sprague, Vista and Broadway will be posted.

Sullivan from Trent to Wellesley - Reduced to one lane 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. 
·         Reductions to one lane southbound Monday through Friday between 5 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
·         Turns from Indiana onto northbound Sullivan are reduced to one lane.
·         Expect construction vehicles in the project area.
·       The Centennial Trail below the bridge remains closed with signs redirecting trail users onto surface streets. 

Christensen Road Bridge- Remove and replace bridge. Detour in place.

Old Trails/Inland Road from Riverside State Park to Marchand Road- Road closed and restrictions from Seven Mile Road to the State Park for reconstruction and paving.

Appleway/Spokane Bridge Road Trailhead Parking Lot- Parking lot closed for construction.

Elliot Road Culvert Replacement- Replace culvert under bridge. One lane on highway closed. Temporary traffic signal in place.

School Speed Zones- School is back in session for Spokane Public Schools on Monday, Aug. 31 so slow down and obey the reduced speed limits in school zones. 

Panorama Drive Water Main Replacement- Closed to traffic. Paving is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29.

Upriver Drive Closure- The north half of Upriver between Stone and Regal will be closed from Friday, August 28 until Tuesday, September 1 for asphalt repair.

Sunset Highway Lane Closure- Two lanes on Sunset Highway near Grove Road will be closed to install a water main until Monday, September 7.

Sprague Lane Closure- Avista will be closing the northern lane of Sprague from 1214 W Sprague to the intersection of Adams to install underground conduit until Monday, September 7.

Francis Avenue ITS Devices Installation Project- This project calls for installation of Variable Message Signs, Closed Circuit TV systems, fiber optic cables, and other related miscellaneous items from Division to the east city limits. Intermittent lane closures for the duration of the project.

Monroe/Lincoln Couplet Work- The project includes water main installation and reconstruction of the street from 2nd to 4th Avenues and will replace the asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps as needed.  Cedar Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue has one lane available during road reconstruction. Jefferson Street from 3rd to 4th is closed for mainline installation. 4th Avenue from Jefferson to Monroe is also closed. Lincoln and Monroe Street both have limited access along the east half of the street from 2nd to 4th Avenue. 

First Avenue from Helena to Altamont- A residential grind and overlay pavement preservation project. Work includes subgrade repair, crack sealing, ADA ramps, striping and traffic control. Closure of 1st Avenue will last until September. The corner of Napa and 1st is closed with a detour provided.

Rowan Avenue Improvements- 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 will last until October.

Havana Street Improvements- Glenrose Road from 57th Avenue to Havana Street is closed. Work is underway at the intersection of Freya and 44th with traffic and pedestrian improvements. Improvements include full width pavement replacement, complete sidewalk gaps and 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.

Indiana Avenue Roadway Replacement- 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.

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

Residential Grind and Overlay Projects- 
o   Friday, August 28 till Friday, September 11-  Dakota Street from Montgomery Avenue to North Foothills Drive
o   Friday, September 11 till Tuesday, October 6- F Street from Rosamond Avenue to 6th Avenue

High Drive Sewer Overflow Project- This project includes pavement reconstruction, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard. 43rd Ave. from Garfield St. to Perry St. will be closed until late September with a detour via Perry.Construction is expected last through the fall. This week’s work includes;

o   43rd Avenue will include grading for paving
o   Friday, August 28 base lift paving
o   Curb and sidewalk installation
o   Landscaping and paver work will begin Monday, August 31

Wall Street and Main Avenue Intersection Work- Work in the intersection of Wall Street and Main Avenue continues. The intersection of Wall Street and Main Avenue is anticipated to reopen before Friday, September 4. Street closures for the intersection work include:
o   Main Street from Post to Howard Street
o   Post Street northbound from Riverside to Main Avenue 

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