Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

Most construction work will be suspended by noon on Friday, May 27th  through Monday, May 30th in anticipation of increased holiday traffic. 

North Spokane Corridor-Southbound near Gerlach Rd./Sign Bridge Repair- Through tomorrow, Friday, May 27, southbound NSC will be reduced to one lane for repairs.

Division Street Bridge Work- WSDOT will close the right lane of the Division Street Bridge in the 500 block of north Division for repairs.


Indiana Parkway from Desmet Court to Steen Parkway- Closed through June 16 for utility work. Signs redirect traffic via Mission Parkway.

Southbound Sullivan Road Bridge- Closed until Summer 2016 for bridge replacement. Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. Southbound Sullivan Road at Flora Pit Road will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Turns from Indiana Avenue onto northbound Sullivan Road are reduced to one lane.


School Zones- School is nearly out for the summer.  Slow down around parks, pools and libraries as speed limits are reduced for the summer. The City Street Department will be installing 20 MPH signs towards the end of May/first of June at the following parks and playgrounds: Cannon, Chief Gary, Mission, Shadle, Audubon, Comstock Park and Pool, Hays, and Lincoln.  

Addison/Standard Bicycle/Pedestrian Corridor from Buckeye To Holland-  Striping work from Lincoln to Bridgeport on Addison and Standard is underway, as well as sign installation. Work is on Lincoln and Standard heading north to Magnesium. 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- Rock blasting continues and will be ongoing for the next two to four weeks.  Due to the nature of this work, cars and pedestrians will be stopped from entering near the excavation location for up to 10 minutes. Bridge Avenue is closed.  Lincoln has one northbound lane open. Lincoln southbound is closed at Broadway. This project will construct a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for our Cleaner River Faster Program.

Havana Street Improvements from Glenrose Road to 37th Avenue- Havana is expected to open Friday, May 27. Improvements include full width pavement replacement, complete sidewalk gaps and pilot project porous asphalt bicycle lanes.  

Hayford Road Grind and Overlay- Grinding from 49th Avenue to just north of Thorpe Road has left the roadway with sharp edges and uneven surfaces. Hayford is closed with a detour in place. The street is open to local traffic evenings and Friday through Sunday.  

Indiana Avenue from Dakota to Perry Street- Pre-construction work is underway along this project.  Indiana has temporary closures at times with a marked detour. This project includes curb ramps, storm swales, new curb, waterline replacement, signal installation work and some parking removal.

Monroe and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue-Work begins on this phase of the Lincoln Monroe Project Tuesday, May 31. This is a full depth roadway replacement and full depth replacement between curbs on Lincoln Street and Monroe Street; Main Avenue from Monroe Street to Lincoln Street; and Monroe Street from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Main Avenue. Some minor curbing and ADA curb ramps will be installed where necessary.
May 31 – June 3- Minor work will occur with lane restrictions for traffic on Sprague, 1st Avenue and Riverside
Week of June 6- Monroe will be down to one lane for water infrastructure work at the intersections of Sprague, 1st Avenue and Riverside.  A detour will be in place. The  work should last approximately two weeks. Lincoln will remain open. Once the work in Monroe is complete, crews will begin work in Lincoln. East/west traffic will have lane restrictions. Lincoln will be down to one lane when Monroe is complete for similar waterline work in the same intersections of Sprague, 1st Avenue and Riverside.

Northwest Boulevard and Columbia Circle Consolidated Sewer Overflow Tank-   Construction of catch basins and drywells in the following intersections has begun: at Wellington and Cora (both Coras), Park Blvd. and Cora, and Sheridan Court and Cora. 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 these lines will be connected to the new main along Columbia Circle. Columbia Circle, H Street and Glass Avenue will be repaved and sidewalk repairs will happen in select areas. Many driveways will be replaced to match the new street grade. 

Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) Project- This project will build a 690,000 gallon storage facility and connections to existing CSO Basin 10 outfall.  Work also includes repaving of Pettet Drive and pedestrian/bike trail construction. Pettet Drive is closed to traffic until at least November. The clover leaf that services TJ Meenach, Down River and Pettit Drive (three out of the four legs) is open. The leg that comes off of Pettit, north bound will re-direct citizens to Northwest Blvd. Vehicles traveling southbound on Down River Drive will have two options; enter onto TJ Meenach or  continue under the bridge and turn uphill to Northwest Blvd.

Rowan Avenue Improvements from Driscoll Boulevard to Monroe Street- Rowan Avenue from Alberta to Monroe Street is closed and will remain closed to thru traffic for the duration of the project.  The intersection of Alberta, Belt, Ash, and Maple will remain open to north and southbound traffic. Ash southbound, and Maple northbound at Rowan are currently reduced to one lane southbound or northbound respectively, and will remain throughout the duration of the project. May 31st the intersection of Rowan and Alberta will reopen indefinitely, at which time the intersection of Belt and Rowan will be closed for the duration of the project. Alberta is the northbound/southbound detour during this closure. 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.

Wellesley Freya Utility Work for Future Roundabout- Water and sewer work is underway and is expected to continue through the end of July.  This work is in preparation for a future roundabout being installed by WSDOT. Wellesley is closed from Market to Rebecca. Freya is closed from Broad to Longfellow.


Market Street from Parksmith to Farwell Roads- The road is closed with a marked detour to install sewer and fiber optics and reconstruct the roadway.

Seven Mile Bridge and Seven Mile Road- Bridge is closed for replacement with a temporary crossing immediately upstream and to the south.

Hawthorne Road West from Waikiki to US 395- Starting this week, this project will reconstruct the roadway, add stormwater drainage swales, trees, irrigation, curbing and a bike lane.

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