Friday, September 11, 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.

Christensen Road BridgeRemoval and replacement of bridge. A marked detour is in place while the bridge is closed.     

Old Trails/ Inland Road- Reconstruction and paving from Riverside State Park to Marchand Rd. Lane restrictions on Seven Mile Rd. to the state park.

Elliot Road Culvert Replacement- Highway 206 reduced to one lane in the area of Elliot Rd. and a temporary traffic signal has been installed.

I-90 Westbound & SR 902 Interchange Area- On Monday, Sept. 14, beginning at about 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., expect lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic at the westbound interchange on/off ramp intersection and the SR 902/Hayford Rd. Intersection. Crews will be patching pavement.

US 195-Southbound/I-90 to Excelsior Road- Southbound US 195 is reduced to one lane in multiple work areas with possible slower traffic for replacement of pavement panels. Work is underway from 8 pm, Saturday evening, Sept. 12 through Monday morning, Set. 14 at 6 a.m. in the vicinity of the Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange. 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 drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane traffic. 


32nd and Collins - Narrow lanes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through October. A pedestrian detour is posted when students are arriving and departing from U-City High School.

Argonne and Valleyway - One lane of Argonne and a portion of Valleyway is closed from 7 a.m. to 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 - One  lane in each direction on Indiana is closed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through late October. Access to the mall will be maintained.

Long between Sprague and 2nd - 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. 

Manifold at Sprague - Access from Manifold to Sprague will be closed at times from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. until early October, detour via 2nd to Long. 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.  Traffic may be reduced to one lane at times with flaggers.  

Mullan and Valleyway - 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 are expected to use the existing crosswalk on the north side of the intersection.

Sprague between Appleway and Arties - Expect narrow lanes from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. until early October. Pedestrian detour will be posted.

Sullivan from Trent to Wellesley - Reduced to one lane each direction 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 is reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. 
·         Expect reductions to one lane southbound Monday through Friday between 5:00 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 in the project area. 
·         The Centennial Trail below the bridge will be closed Monday through Friday all hours with signs redirecting trail users onto surface streets. 

Hillyard Hippie Happening- The 6th Annual Hillyard Hippie Happening is this Saturday. Both Queen and Olympic Avenue will be closed between Haven and Greene Street. 

Hatch Road ReopensFriday, September 11 the City is reopening 43rd Avenue from Scott Street to Grand Boulevard. 43rd Avenue from Scott to Garfield Street will remain closed for sewer work. 

Front Avenue Sewer RepairWork to install 60 feet of new sewer main and repair the existing sewer main starts Monday, Sept. 14. 

First Avenue from Helena to Altamont- This residential grind and overlay project resumes Monday, Sept. 14. Closure of 1st Avenue will last until October. The corner of Napa and 1st will be closed to thru traffic with a detour traffic route provided.

Grind and Overlay Projects- Work includes subgrade repair, crack sealing, modifying ADA ramps, striping and traffic control on these two 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

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

Monore/Lincoln Street Couplet, 4th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Work on Cedar Street between 3rd and 4th avenues is complete. Jefferson Street from 3rd to 4th is closed for mainline installation. 4th Avenue from Jefferson to Monroe is also closed for mainline installation. Lincoln and Monroe Street both have limited access along the east half of the street from 2nd to 4th Avenue. The 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 AvenueRay Street is reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions. No left hand turns are permitted. Side streets are closed. Improvements include the use of preservation treatments that include crack sealing, grind and overlay and pavement rejuvenation techniques. Pedestrian improvements include upgrades to ADA curb ramps and minor curb and sidewalk repairs.

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.

Phase 2 of High Drive, Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard- This project includes pavement reconstruction, storm, sewer, swales, and water main replacement. The road is closed from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard with local access only

Erie Street from 1st Avenue to the BNSF Overpass- Work starts Monday, Sept. 14 to pave the unpaved portion of Erie Street from 1st Avenue to the BNSF overpass, which marks the future Martin Luther King Jr. Way alignment.  

Havana Street from Glenrose Road to 37th Avenue- Glenrose is closed to traffic. Work has begun at the intersection of Freya and 44thImprovements include full width pavement replacement, filling sidewalk gaps and bicycle lanes. This project will also include installation of a water transmission main between 37th Avenue and 57th Avenue.

Downtown Bicycle Network Completion- Crews will be removing striping on Main Street between Howard and Bernard. This work will have lane closures and possible lane shifts. These delays are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and expected to end Friday, September 11. This project will include restriping roadways to include bike lanes throughout downtown and appropriate signage.

Spokefest Road ClosuresThe eighth annual SpokeFest will feature four biking routes for bikers of all abilities and ages. Closures for this event include:
o   Spokane Falls closed at Stevens from 7 to 10 a.m.
o   Post closed north of Spokane Falls 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
o   Howard closed Main to Spokane Falls 7 to 10 a.m.
o   Monroe Street closed 8:25 to 8:50 a.m. and 9:25 to 9:50 a.m.
o   Government Way closed northbound from Riverside 8:30 to 11 a.m.
o   Riverside St Park Rd closed 8 a.m to 12 a.m.
o   Aubrey White Parkway southbound from Rifle Club Road to Petit Drive 10am to 2pm.

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