Monday, April 11, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

SPOKANE COUNTY
Market Street (Parksmith to Farwell)- Sewer, fiber optic, and road rehabilitation work starts Monday, April 11. Expect traffic restrictions from the railroad crossing just norht of Parksmith Drive to Farwell Road. Improvements include two 11 foot lanes, a center two-way left turn lane and bike lanes as well as sidewalks and curbs.

Belle Terre Ave, Evergreen Road and 41st- Installation of sewer and water main with a full width road reconstruction. View Road Closure / Detour Route Map here.

WSDOT
I-90/Eastbound Monroe St. On- Ramp- Beginning Monday, April 11 until as late as Friday, April 22, the eastbound I-90/Monroe Street On Ramp will be closed 24 hours per day for storm water pipe installation. Surface street traffic will be directed to the Division/Browne on ramp via a signed detour.

SPOKANE CITY
1ST Avenue from Erie Street to Altamont Street- This project is a pavement preservation project with ADA ramps, striping, and pavement work continued from last year.  Remaining work has resumed on 1st Avenue from Helena to Altamont Street.  Traffic impacts are minimal.  
Addison/Standard Bicycle/Pedestrian Corridor from Buckeye to Holland- Work to install signs and striping layout begins Monday, April 11.  Work is on Lincoln and Standard heading north to Magnesium.  This work will be for sidewalk and driveway installation. 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- Work begins Monday, April 18 on this project to construct a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping.

Hartson Avenue from Altamont Street to Fiske Street- 
 Access is limited between Smith Street and Altamont Street for a full depth roadway reconstruction, filling sidewalk gaps, replacing curbing where needed and installing ADA curb ramps.

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

High Drive and Hatch RoadWork on this project has resumed from winter shutdown.  43rd Avenue is closed from Scott to Garfield Street.  Further paving on 43rd is scheduled for April 11.

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. 

Indiana Avenue from Dakota to Perry Street- The water department is conducting pre-construction work along this project.  Indiana will have temporary closures at times with a detour route during this scheduled work. This project will include curb ramps, storm swales, new curb, waterline replacement, signal installation work and some parking removal.

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 traffic.


o   The on ramp for eastbound traffic at Monroe is 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.  The portion of this project that reconstructed the street from 2nd to 4th Avenues is substantially complete.

Random Items to Take Note of:
·      o  Bacon Concrete will install a crosswalk on the Palouse Highway from 4/11-4/15.
       o  Sefnco Communications will close the right lane on both directions of the Cheney-Spokane Road to trench/bore in the right-of-way to place new PVC pipe from 4/11-4/22.


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