Friday, September 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.

WSDOT
I-90/Hamilton Interchange Bridge- On Saturday evening, Oct. 3 from about 8 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. Sunday morning, eastbound I-90 will be reduced to one lane for bridge joint repairs. Expect slow 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 for pavement repairs. A temporary speed reduction of 45 MPH is in effect for the southbound lanes.  


SR 290-Trent Ave./Sullivan Road to Idaho State Line-Sullivan ramps are scheduled to be closed as follows: Westbound Sullivan off and on ramps October 1 (Thursday) from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.  Eastbound Sullivan off and on ramps October 2 (Friday) from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.  Also lane reductions will be in place for Sullivan between SR290 ramps and Wellesley on Wednesday September 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday October 1 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving.           

SPOKANE CITY           
Art on the Avenue Street Closures- Magnolia and Pittsburg north and south of Sprague will be closed for the annual Art on the Avenue event. Sprague will remain open.        

Rowan Avenue form Driscoll Boulevard to Alberta Street- “A” Street is closed Tuesday, through Friday, September 25 between Wellesley and Francis Avenue and includes work for waterline infrastructure and storm components. This project is for reconstruction work from Driscoll Blvd. to Monroe Street. The project also includes installation of bike lanes, filling sidewalk gaps and replacing water lines.        

Erie Street from 1st Avenue to the BNSF Overpass- Work on Erie continues for sewer repairs.  Erie is closed from 1st Avenue to the BNSF overpass.  This work will pave Erie from 1st to the BNSF overpass.  This project will complete the paving at Sprague Way.

F Street from Rosamond Avenue to 6th Avenue- Work includes subgrade repair, crack sealing, modifying ADA ramps, striping and traffic control. Work is expected to wrap up October 6.

1st Avenue from Helena to Altamont- Storm sewer installation has begun from Crestline to Madelia. This project is a residential grind and overlay pavement preservation project that includes subgrade repair, crack sealing, ADA ramps, striping and traffic control as necessary. Closure of 1st Avenue will last until October. The corner of Napa and 1st will be closed with a detour provided.

Front Avenue Sewer Repair from Erie to Helena Street- Improvements include installing a sewer main, repairs to the existing main and lining existing sewer main with CIPP (cured in place pipe) technology. There will be closures around the work zones. 

Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 4th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- 4th Avenue has one lane open. Jefferson Street from 3rd to 4th Avenue has local access only. Work on Cedar Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue is complete. Lincoln and Monroe Street both have limited access along the east half of the street from 2nd to 4th Avenue. This project includes reconstruction of the street from 2nd to 4th Avenues and will replace the asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps as needed. 

Ray/Thor Street from 29th Avenue to 17th Avenue- Ray Street is reduced to one lane in both directions, with no left hand turns permitted. Side streets are closed. Improvements include preservation treatments like crack sealing, grind and overlay and pavement rejuvenation techniques. Pedestrian improvements include upgrades to ADA curb ramps and minor curb and sidewalk repairs.

Hartson Avenue from Altamont Street to Fiske Street- Hartson is closed. This project includes full depth roadway section of traveled way, filling sidewalk gaps, replacing curbing where needed and installing ADA curb ramps. The project will also include replacement of water lines.

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

Havana Street from Glenrose Road to 37th Avenue- 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. Improvements include full width pavement replacement, complete sidewalk gaps and bicycle lanes.  This project will also include installation of a water main between 37th and 57th.

Division Street Triangle- This project is for beautification improvements to the highly visible entrances to the City. The right hand lane heading west on Spokane Falls Boulevard is closed. Work is scheduled for completion in October. 

SPOKANE VALLEY
32nd and Collins- Narrowed lanes weekdays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through late October. A pedestrian detour is posted when students are arriving and departing from University High School.

Long between Sprague and 2nd- Narrowed lanes weekdays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through early October. Access from Long to Sprague will be closed at times; detour via 2nd to Manifold. A pedestrian detour is posted.

Mansfield between Pines and Houk- Narrow lanes weekdays 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.  Access to businesses and residents will still be available with brief interruptions

Sprague between Appleway and Arties- Narrow lanes weekdays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through early October. A pedestrian detour is posted.

Sprague between University and Bowdish - Closed on Friday, September 25 for Valleyfest parade from 5:45 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. No turns from University onto eastbound Sprague. Detours via 4th & Valleyway will be posted.

Sprague between University and Pines- Closed Friday, September 25 for Valleyfest parade from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Gillis, Moffit, Skipworth, Bowdish, Fox, Union, Perrine, and Robie closed at Sprague. Detours via 4th & Valleyway will be posted.

Sullivan from Trent to Wellesley - May be reduced to one lane in each direction during weekdays for pavement marking work. 

Sullivan Road Bridge Replacement Project Area:
·         The southbound Sullivan Road Bridge across the Spokane River is closed until Summer 2016 for bridge demolition and replacement. Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. 
·         Expect reductions at times to one lane southbound Monday through Friday between 5 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
·         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 and flaggers in the work area weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
·         The Centennial Trail below the bridge is closed Monday through Friday 7 a.m. through 6 p.m. 

SPOKANE COUNTY

Christensen Road Bridge- Detour in place as bridge is closed for demolition and reconstruction.

Old Trails/Inland Road- Reconstruction and repaving of the roadway from Marchand Road to Riverside State Park. The road is closed in that section and there are lane restrictions from Seven Mile to the park.

Elliot Road Culvert Replacement- Highway 206 is reduced to one lane near Elliot Road in order to replace a culvert under the roadway.

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