Tuesday, September 8, 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
Holiday Travel Alert- Most construction work will be suspended by noon on Friday, September 4 in anticipation of increased holiday traffic. Work resumeS on Tuesday, September 8.  

US 195 Congestion- On Saturday, September 5, expect congestion on US 195 and SR 27 between Spokane and Pullman, plus SR 26 between Vantage and Colfax, as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar football game that starts at 11 a.m.

I-90/Medical Lake Road Bridges to Four Lakes Interchange- Today, Thursday, Sept. 3, until as late as 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.

SR 206/Bruce Road to Mt. Spokane State Park Gate- Be alert for some delays for paint striping.

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 replace pavement panels. A temporary speed reduction of 45 MPH is in effect for the southbound lanes.  

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, rumble strip and guide post installation, plus pavement striping work will be underway along SR 290 between Wellesley and the State Line.  During these hours, expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane traffic. 

SPOKANE VALLEY
32nd and Collins- Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9, expect narrow lanes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through late October. A pedestrian detour will be posted when students are arriving and departing from U-City High School.

Argonne from Appleway to Sprague- Lane closures from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. One lane will remain open at all times. Access to businesses and residents is available with brief interruptions. 

Argonne and Valleyway- Beginning Sept. 9, one lane of Argonne and a portion of Valleyway will be closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through late October. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Valleyway. Pedestrians are expected to use the existing crosswalk on the north side of the intersection.

Indiana at Spokane Valley Mall Entrance #2 - Beginning Sept. 9, one lane in each direction on Indiana will be closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. until late October. Access to the mall will be maintained.

Long between Sprague and 2nd - Beginning Sept. 8, expect narrowed lanes 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 will be posted.

Main at Mullan - Access from Main onto Mullan will be closed at times from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays through early September.

Manifold at Sprague - Beginning Sept. 8, access from Manifold to Sprague will be closed at times from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through early October. A detour is via 2nd to Long. A pedestrian detour will be posted.

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. Two lanes will remain open at all times. Access to businesses and residents will still be available with brief interruptions.

Mullan and Valleyway - Beginning Sept. 9, one lane of Mullan and a portion of Valleyway will be closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through late October. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Valleyway. Pedestrians use the existing crosswalk on the north side of the intersection.

Sprague between Appleway and Arties - Beginning Sept. 8, narrow lanes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through early October. Pedestrian detour will be posted.

Sullivan from Trent to Wellesley - Reduced to one lane in each direction around the clock through early September. 
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 reductions to one lane southbound Tuesday through Friday between 3:00 a.m. and 3:30 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 in the project area.
·         The Centennial Trail below the bridge will be open for the Labor Day holiday weekend, but will be closed again Tuesday through Friday all hours with signs redirecting trail users onto surface streets. 
·         The Spokane River below the bridge will be open for the Labor Day holiday weekend, but will be closed Tuesday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. When closed, signs and buoys will direct river users out of the river upstream of the bridge.

SPOKANE CITY
Phase 1 of Ray/Thor Street from 29th Avenue to 3rd Avenue- Work starts Thursday, Sept. 8 to crack seal, grind and overlay and use other pavement rejuvenation techniques on the roadway. Pedestrian improvements include upgrades to ADA curb ramps and minor curb and sidewalk repairs.

Wall Street and Main Avenue Intersection Work- Work continues. Two lanes of Main Street will reopen Friday, September 4 at the Wall Street intersection.

High Drive and Hatch Road Sewer Overflow Work Continues- 43rd Ave. from Garfield St. to Perry St. is closed until late September. 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. 43rd Avenue from Hatch Road to Grand Boulevard will reopen Friday, September 11.


Residential Grind and Overlay projects- There are two residential grind and overlay pavement preservation projects. Work also includes subgrade repair, crack sealing, modifying ADA ramps, striping and traffic control.

 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

SPOKANE COUNTY
Christensen Road Bridge- Detour in place while bridge is closed for removal and reconstruction.

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

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

Elliot Road Culvert Replacement- Reduced to one lane at SR 206 and Elliot Road with a temporary traffic signal installed while a culvert is replaced.

Babb Road Bridge just south of Cheney Plaza Road- Under construction. Watch for flaggers.

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