Friday, October 23, 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 Eastbound/US 2 Interchange-Sprague Ave. Interchange-  Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 26-28, from as early as 8:30 a.m. until as late as 3:30 p.m., be alert for eastbound I-90 right or left lane and/or shoulder restrictions for drain cleaning. All on-off ramps open. Be alert for slow traffic and congestion. 

I-90 Eastbound/Vicinity of Division Street Interchange- On Saturday evening, Oct. 24, from about 9 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. Sunday morning, eastbound I-90 will be reduced to two lanes with the right lane closed for bridge rail repairs.  All on and off ramps will be open.

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 rehabilitation. A temporary speed reduction of 45 MPH is in effect for the southbound lanes. 


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 work.  Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. 
·         Expect reductions at times to one lane southbound Monday through Friday between 5:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
·         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.

Addison/Standard Bicycle/Pedestrian Corridor from Buckeye to Holland- Work is underway on Lincoln and Standard heading north to Magnesium to complete a major bicycle and pedestrian corridor.  This work will be for sidewalk and driveway installation.  Traffic control is in place with possible lane restrictions.

Community Development Sidewalks- Crews are starting work on Southeast Boulevard from Rockwood Boulevard to 27th Avenue. This project is the removal and construction of concrete curb, sidewalk and ADA curb ramps.

Erie Street from 1st Avenue to the BNSF Overpass/Front Avenue Sewer Repair from Erie to Helena Street- Paving on Erie and Front Avenue has begun and  Erie is closed from 1st Avenue to the BNSF overpass. Improvements include installing 60 feet of new sewer main, spot repairs on existing sewer main and lining existing sewer main with CIPP (cured in place pipe) technology. This project will connect to a future CSO tank at approximately Crestline Street and Riverside Avenue.

First Avenue from Helena Street to Altamont Street- First Avenue will be paved Wednesday, October 28. 1st Avenue is closed through October. The corner of Napa and 1st is closed with a detour route provided. This project also includes grind-and-overlay pavement preservation.  

Francis Avenue from Division to the East City Limits- This project will install Variable Message Signs, Closed Circuit TV systems, fiber optic cables, and other related miscellaneous items. There will be intermittent lane closures through the end of November. 

Hartson Avenue from Altamont Street to Fiske Street-   Hartson is closed throughout the duration of the project, which is expected to be paved tentatively November 2.  Hartson will open from Fiske to Smith Street tentatively, November 5, weather permitting.  Smith to Altamont will finish spring 2016. This project includes rebuilding the roadway, filling sidewalk gaps and replacing curbing where needed.

Havana from Glenrose Road to 37th Avenue- Paving of Havana starts October 26. Improvements include full width pavement replacement, filling sidewalk gaps and installing bicycle lanes.  

High Drive and Hatch Road- 43rd Avenue from Scott to Garfield Street is closed. 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. This work is part of the Combined Sewer Overflow program.

Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 4th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- 4th Avenue is open with one-lane access between Jefferson Street and Lincoln Street. The Lincoln Street work northbound has switched over with the east side lanes being closed for work at this time from 2nd to 4th Avenues. Monroe Street work southbound continues along the east side from 2nd to 4th Avenues.  The work on the 5th Avenue water main installation has been delayed to spring 2016 due to complications. The project includes reconstruction of the street from 2nd to 4th Avenues and will replace the asphalt surfacing, 

Northwest Boulevard and Columbia Circle- Columbia from Downriver Drive to H Street and H Street from Columbia to Northwest Blvd are closed. The project includes the installation of a 900,000 gallon tank. New water mains will be added at H Street, Glass Avenue and Columbia Circle. Columbia Circle, H Street and Glass Avenue will be repaved and sidewalk repairs will happen in select areas. Many driveways will be replaced to match the new street grade. 

Ray/Thor Street from 29th Avenue to 17th Avenue- Ray Street will be paved November 2.  Traffic Islands will be replaced after paving.  Ray Street will open tentatively November 10. Until then, it has been reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions on the west half of the street with work being done on the east half of the street. Thor Street from 26th to 29th is closed. Improvements include preservation treatments like crack sealing and grind and overlay.

Rowan Avenue Improvements from Driscoll Boulevard to Alberta Street- The portion of this project from Driscoll Boulevard to Fotheringham will be completed in spring of 2016.  “A” Street is currently open, but will be closed again for the paving operation beginning around October 26.  Rowan will reopen for traffic in early November.

Sprague Avenue CSO Facility- This project will construct a combined sewer overflow facility on City property across from the City’s Sewer Maintenance Facility. Work is scheduled to complete tentatively at the end of November, weather permitting.


Elliot Road Culvert Replacement- Highway 206 reduced to one lane at intersection with Elliot Road. 

Ladd Road- Under construction 1/2 mile north of Thorpe Road. Watch for flaggers.


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