Friday, April 22, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

1ST Avenue from Erie Street to Altamont Street- Work has resumed on this project to preserve pavement from Helena to Altamont Street and add ADA ramps and striping.  Traffic impacts are minimal.

Addison/Standard Bicycle/Pedestrian Corridor from Buckeye to Holland-
 Work from Lincoln to Bridgeport on Addison and Standard is underway for the next two weeks to install signs and striping. This project will complete a major bicycle and pedestrian corridor.  It will add new bike lanes and sidewalks along the entire corridor and make improvements to existing bike lanes.
Bridge Avenue and Monroe Street CSO Work- Bridge Avenue is closed.  Lincoln has one northbound lane open. Lincoln southbound is closed. This project will construct a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and piping.

Hartson Avenue from Altamont Street to Fiske Street- Work has started between Smith Street and Altamont Street.  Access is limited. This project includes reconstructing the roadway, filling sidewalk gaps, replacing curbing where needed and installing ADA curb ramps.
Havana Street Improvements from Glenrose Road to 37th Avenue- Havana Street is closedImprovements include pavement replacement, filling sidewalk gaps and a pilot project to add porous asphalt bicycle lanes.  This project will also include installation of a water transmission main between 37th Avenue and the Brown Park reservoirs at 57th Avenue.

Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 8th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Monroe Street is closed.
  • The on ramp for eastbound traffic at Monroe is closed for pipe installation through until Monday, May 9,
  • Traffic exiting Maple Street eastbound is detoured off 4th at Jefferson Street
  • The alternative route during the Lincoln Monroe Project is the converted two-way traffic on Lincoln.  
  • The official detour route is Stevens and is clearly marked
  • Alternative routes are not clearly marked as they are local and business access routes

This project reconstructs the roadway from 8th to 2nd Avenue and installs storm water and water facilities.  The portion of this project that reconstructed the street from 2nd to 4th Avenues is substantially complete.

2nd Avenue Lane Closures- The City of Spokane Water Department will close one lane at a time on 2nd Avenue from Freya to Rebecca to repair/install irrigation lines from April 25 to May 9.

·    Sprague Avenue Closure- Sprague Avenue will be closed between Monroe and Lincoln on April 24 for placement of a crane in the right-of-way.
Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) Project- Pettet Drive under TJ Meenach Bridge is closed for initial work on the combined sewer overflow tank project that is scheduled in that area.  The 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)

Qualchan Force Main on Meadowlane Replacement Project- Qualchan Force Main on Meadow Lane is under construction.  Expect delays into the area and golf course. Work on this project has begun and will last approximately 30 days. Meadowlane will be restricted to one lane. Qualchan Golf Course entrance will also be restricted to one lane for approximately one week.

Rowan Avenue Improvements from Driscoll Boulevard to Alberta Street- Paving on Rowan has begun.  It is anticipated that Rowan will open by Friday, May 29.  Currently, Rowan Avenue is closed from Driscoll Boulevard to N. “A” Street. Rowan will be closed from Alberta Street to Monroe Street beginning April 18.  The intersection of Alberta, Belt, Ash, and Maple will remain open to north and southbound traffic. This project is for reconstruction work from Driscoll Blvd. to Monroe Street. The project also includes installation of bike lanes, filling sidewalk gaps and replacing water lines.

Spokesman Review Building Maintenance Work- Walker Construction and Rhodes Crane will be closing Sprague Ave between Lincoln St and Monroe St. on April 24 to remove equipment on the roof of the Spokesman Review building. A detour route to Riverside Avenue will be in place.  

I-90/Sunset Hill to Liberty Lake- Sunday through Thursday, during daytime hours, WSDOT Maintenance crews will be sweeping and cleaning drains on I-90 in the Spokane metro area at various locations, possibly in the far left or far right lanes or shoulders. Be alert for lane restrictions with workers and equipment adjacent to traffic. 

Market Street from Parksmith to Farwell- The road is closed with a detour in place in order to install sewer components and fiber optics and rehabilitate the road.

Indiana Parkway from Desmet Court to Steen Parkway- Closed through Thursday, June 16 for utility work. Signs redirect traffic via Mission Parkway.
Southbound Sullivan Road Bridge across the Spokane River- Closed until Summer 2016 for bridge demolition and replacement work:
·         Traffic remains reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound.
·         Southbound Sullivan Road at Flora Pit Road will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, April 27th from 7 a.m. to approximately  p.m.
·         Northbound traffic is restricted to vehicles ten feet wide or less.  Oversized vehicles should use Barker Road or Pines Road as alternatives.
·         Turns from Indiana Avenue onto northbound Sullivan Road are reduced to one lane.
·         The Centennial Trail below the bridge is open. Expect temporary closures/detours to be announced.

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