Friday, October 9, 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.


Spokane Marathon Road Closures- The following closures and restrictions will be in place on Sunday, Oct. 11:
o   Spokane Falls Boulevard will be reduced to one lane from Bernard to Stevens and closed from Stevens to Lincoln 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
o   Washington Street northbound will be closed at Main Street from 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. There will be access to the Grand Hotel parking garage
o   Washington Street southbound will be closed at North River drive from 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
o   Howard Street will be closed between Main and Spokane Falls Boulevard from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Bridge Avenue Closure- Bridge Avenue will be closed between Lincoln and Monroe streets starting Monday, Oct. 12, and lasting four to five days. The work is needed in advance of a 2016 project to install a combined sewer overflow (CSO) tank in a gravel parking lot there. 

Division Street Triangle- This project is for beautification improvements to the entrances to the City. The right hand lane heading west on Spokane Falls Boulevard is closed. Work is scheduled for completion October 22.

Maple Street Bridge Lane Closure- Lane restrictions are in place while crews work on the bridge.

Nevada Lane Closure- The western lane of Nevada between Walton and Garland is closed until October 16 to install speed monitoring cameras. 

Northwest Boulevard Closure- The eastbound lanes of Northwest Blvd between “A” and Audubon are closed until October 16 in order to install speed monitoring cameras.  

Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet- 4th Avenue will have a grind and overlay between Lincoln and Monroe Street.  The road will be closed with a detour in place. 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 project includes reconstruction of the street from 2nd to 4th Avenues and will replace the asphalt surfacing, including ADA ramps as needed. 

Addison/Standard Bicycle/Pedestrian Corridor from Buckeye to Holland- Possible lane restrictions.  This is approximately a 5 week project.This project will complete a major bicycle and pedestrian corridor. It will install missing bike lanes and sidewalks along the entire corridor and make improvements to existing bike lanes.

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

Rowan Avenue from Driscoll Boulevard to Alberta Street- This project will reconstruct Rowan 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 Avenue to the BNSF overpass, which connects to  the future Martin Luther King Jr. Way alignment.  

First Avenue From Helena to Altamont- Storm installation has begun from Crestline to Madelia.  The Street is closed with local access only. This project is a residential grind and overlay pavement preservation project.  The work includes minor subgrade repair, crack sealing, ADA ramps, striping and traffic control as necessary. Closure of 1st Avenue will last through October. The corner of Napa and 1st will be closed to traffic with a detour.  This project had delays due to an addition of a stormwater system.

Front Avenue from Erie to Helena- Improvements include installing a new sewer main, 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, scheduled for 2017. There will be closures around the work zones for CIPP installation equipment and bypass pumps

Hartson Avenue from Altamont Street to Fiske Street- Hartson is closed to traffic. This project includes full depth roadway section of traveled way, fill sidewalk gaps, replace curbing where needed and install 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. Construction is expected last through the fall. The road is closed from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard with local access only. Storm and sewer work is underway.

Havana Street from Glenrose Road to 37th Avenue- Improvements include full width pavement replacement, complete sidewalk gaps and pilot project porous asphalt bicycle lanes.  This project will also include installation of a 36 inch water transmission main between 37th Avenue and the Brown Park reservoirs at 57th Avenue.

Downtown Bike Network- Work will begin on Main Avenue from Washington to Division Friday, October 9 through Monday, October 12.  Lane restrictions will be in place. 

Community Development Sidewalk Project- Arthur from 12th to 13th avenues will have a detour for sidewalk work.  This work will last approximately one week; through Friday, October 16. This project is the removal and construction of concrete curb, sidewalk and ADA curb ramps. 

14th and Eastern- Reduced lanes until early November.

Bates and Rego- Reduced lanes until early November.

Carnahan Hill- Reduced lanes with flaggers until early November.

Cataldo and Willow- Reduced lanes until early November.

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

Long and 6th- Reduced lanes from until early November.

Manifold at Sprague - Access from Manifold to Sprague will be closed at times on weekdays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. until mid-October. Detour via 2nd to Long. Pedestrian detour will be posted

Sprague between Appleway and Arties - Narrowed lanes weekdays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. until mid-October. Pedestrian detour will be posted.
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 remains 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.

I-90 Westbound/Vicinity of Hamilton- On Tuesday, Oct. 13 from about 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., the westbound left lane will be closed for bridge joint repairs.  Westbound I-90 will be reduced to two lanes. Be alert for slow traffic.  No mainline freeway impacts.

SR 206/Bruce Road to Mt. Spokane State Park Gate- Be alert for 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 slower traffic in order to rehabilitate the pavement.  Some paving at intersections.  A temporary speed reduction of 45 MPH is in effect for the southbound lanes.  Drivers should be alert for speed limit signage.

I-90/SR 902 Medical Lake Interchange Bridge- On Thursday, Oct. 15, from about 3:30 a.m. until as late as 8:30 a.m., the Medical Lake SR 902 bridge over I-90 will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing single lane, alternating traffic for bridge joint repairs. Expect delays and possible congestion on freeway off-ramps.  No mainline freeway impacts.

Old Trails/Inland Road- Crews are installing guardrails, sealing pavement and striping. 

Elliot Road Culvert Replacement- Highway 206 is reduced to one lane near Elliot Road. Watch for equipment and workers. 

Ladd Road- Under construction half a mile north of Thorpe Road. Watch for flaggers.

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