Monday, April 4, 2016

Road Construction Update for This Week

Spokane County
Elk-Chattaroy Road from Highway 2 north to Blanchard Rd.- Tree and brush clearing April 4-7.

Cheney-Spangle Road between Downing Road and Cedar Road- Culver repair April 4-7.

Spokane City
Hartson Avenue from Altamont Street to Fiske Street-  
·       Work has begun between Smith Street and Altamont Street with limited access for vehicles. 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.

      Havana Street Improvements from Glenrose Road to 37th Avenue- Havana Street is closed to add permeable bike lanes, swales and roadside restoration. Improvements on the overall project 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- Work on this project has resumed from winter shutdown. 43rd Avenue is closed from Scott to Garfield Street. Paving on 43rd is scheduled for April 5.

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, 8th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Work on Monroe Street from 4th Ave south to 8th Ave has begun.  Monroe Street is closed to thru traffic.

o   The on ramp for eastbound traffic at Monroe will be closed April 11 – 22 for pipe installation work
o   Traffic exiting Maple Street eastbound will be detoured off of 4th at Jefferson Street
o   The alternative route during the Lincoln Monroe Project is the converted two-way traffic on Lincoln.  This is for local access and access to businesses. 
o   The official detour route is Stevens and is clearly marked
o   Alternative routes are not clearly marked as they are local and business access routes
o   Due to some work in 4th Ave at the start of the project Lincoln will be inaccessible from Monroe on 4th during the first few weeks.  
o   During that phase, Lincoln will be accessible via 3rd to Wall then back from the east on either 4th or 5th.  This will be during the work in the Monroe/4th intersection and 4th Ave. which should last about 3 weeks. 

This project reconstructs the roadway from 8th to 2nd Avenue and installs storm water and water facilities.  
   
      Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Project- Pettit Drive under TJ Meenach Bridge is closed for initial work on the combined sewer overflow tank project that is scheduled in that area. The project includes grinding the existing roadway, installation of storm water structures and piping, concrete curb and sidewalk removal and replacement, construction of drainage swales. Paving of the roadway sectionThe Centennial Trail is open.The traffic control plans are as follows:

     - Northbound traffic entering the project on Pettet Dr. will be detoured to northbound TJ Meenach Dr. (This is the only movement allowed)
     - East bound traffic entering the project on Downriver Dr. will be detoured to southbound TJ Meenach Dr. (This is the only movement allowed
     - Northbound traffic entering the project on TJ Meenach will be forced to continue north on TJ Meenach Dr. (The portion of the clover leaf that allows traffic to access Pettet Dr. and Downriver Dr. will be closed)
     - Southbound traffic entering the project on TJ Meenach will be allowed to proceed south on TJ Meenach or proceed west on Downriver Dr. (Access to southbound Pettet will not be allowed)

This phase is planned to complete prior to Bloomsday 2016. After this phase is complete, there will be a full closure of Pettet Dr. Starting the Monday after Bloomsday.

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