Thursday, November 12, 2015

Local 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 Westbound/Sprague Ave. Interchange to Havana- On Saturday, Nov. 14, from about 8:30 p.m. until as late as noon on Sunday, Nov. 15, westbound Interstate 90 will be reduced to one lane between the Sprague Ave. Interchange and Havana Street for pedestrian overpass repairs. Be alert for slow traffic and congestion. In addition, the westbound Sprague Ave./ Fancher Rd. on-ramp with be closed.  A signed detour for this on-ramp will be available.  All off-ramps will be open.

Vicinity of Cheney & Four Lakes/Rail Crossing Replacements- On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov.  17, 18 and 19, Cheney-Spokane Road just east of SR 904 will be closed for railroad crossing replacement. On Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17 &18, Medical Lake-Four Lakes Road just west of SR 904 will be closed. On Thursday and Friday, November 19 & 20, Craig Road at the intersection with Medical Lake-Four Lakes Road will be closed. On Thursday and Friday, November 19 & 20, White Road west of Craig Road will be closed. Signed detours will be in place for each closure. These closures are 24 hours a day.  These are located just north of Cheney.  All SR 904 lanes are open.

Addison/Standard Bicycle/Pedestrian Corridor from Buckeye to Holland- 
Work is progressing on Lincoln and Standard heading north to Magnesium to build a bicycle and pedestrian corridor. Traffic control is in place with possible lane restrictions. The project will add new bike lanes and sidewalks along the entire corridor and make improvements to existing bike lanes.

Maple Street Bridge Work- Be alert for lane reductions on the Maple Street Bridge as crews work on it.

Community Development SidewalksCrews are working on Southeast Boulevard from Rockwood Boulevard to 27th Avenue to construct curb, sidewalks and ADA ramps. Traffic control is in place during the day.

First Avenue from Helena to AltamontFirst Avenue is now open.

Francis Avenue- Division to East City Limits Communication Project- This project calls for installation of Variable Message Signs, Closed Circuit TV systems, fiber optic cables, and other items. Intermittent lane closures.

Hartson Avenue from Altamont Street to Fiske Street- Paving is complete on Hartson from Fiske to Smith Street and is open to traffic. Work on this project is complete for the 2015 season.  Smith to Altamont will finish spring 2016.

Havana Street from Glenrose Road to 37th Avenue- Havana paving continues but other items, including bike lane installation, will be completed in spring. Improvements include full width pavement replacement, filling sidewalk gaps and installing a water main between 37th Avenue and the Brown Park reservoirs at 57th Avenue.

High Drive and Hatch Road- 43rd Avenue from Scott to Garfield Street is closed to construct a storage facility for a sewer overflow tank at 43rd Avenue and Garfield Street. 

Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 4th Avenue to 2nd AvenueFinal asphalt paving on both Lincoln and Monroe from 2nd to 4th Avenues is complete. Crews and equipment are occupying various portions of the street to complete minor items. Work on the 5th Avenue water main installation has been delayed to spring 2016 due to complications.

Second Avenue Lane Closure- One lane and the sidewalk will be closed on the north side of 2nd Avenue between Spokane Street and Cowley Street.

Bridgeport Closure- Bridgeport will be closed between Thor and Ralph from Nov. 16 to Nov. 23 for new water and sewer connections and a driveway approach.

Cataldo and Division Lane Closures-
The westbound lane on Cataldo and left southbound lane of Division will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18 to place fiber.

Northwest Boulevard and Columbia Circle- 
Paving has begun on Northwest Boulevard from H Street to Garland. 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 and connected to the new main along Columbia Circle. Columbia Circle, H Street and Glass Avenue will be repaved and sidewalks repaired in select areas. 

Ray/Thor Street from 29th Avenue to 17th Avenue- Paving of Ray Street is complete. Work on this project is scheduled to complete Friday, November 13. Improvements include preservation treatments and pavement rejuvenation techniques. Pedestrian improvements include upgrades to ADA curb ramps and minor curb and sidewalk repairs.

Rowan Avenue Improvements from Driscoll Boulevard to Alberta Street- Rowan is complete and open to traffic. This project reconstructed Driscoll Blvd. to Monroe Street, filled sidewalk gaps and will include bike lanes. The portion from Driscoll Boulevard to Fotheringham will be completed in spring of 2016.  Rowan will reopen for traffic in early November.

Wall Street ClosuresSpokane Falls Boulevard has lane restrictions between Howard and Wall Street.  Traffic control begins at Washington to move traffic towards the north side lanes. The south left turn lane at Howard Street is open. This work is part of the Wall Street Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) project and will include the installation of a manhole, catch basins, and a clean water drainThis work will continue through the end of the month.

Wall Street from Main Street to Spokane Falls Boulevard remains closed. 

No projects currently underway that impact traffic.

Mullan and Valleyway- Lane reductions on Mullan and a portion of Valleyway at Mullan from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. until late November. Pedestrians are redirected to use the existing crosswalk on the north side of the intersection.
Sprague/Bowdish intersection- The westbound curb lane is closed on Sprague just west of Bowdish from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, Nov 13.

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 5:00 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.

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