Monday, June 6, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

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

Southbound Sullivan Road Bridge across the Spokane River- Closed for bridge replacement work. Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound.  Northbound traffic is restricted to vehicles ten feet wide or less. Turns from Indiana Avenue onto northbound Sullivan Road are reduced to one lane. The Centennial Trail below the bridge is open.


US 2-Division Street Northbound/Sign Installation- On Monday June 6 and Tuesday June 7, from 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., northbound drivers should be alert for right lane restrictions with possible congestion on Division Street in the vicinity of the Spokane River as crews install signs.

·         Seven Mile Bridge– Demolition of this bridge over Coulee Creek starts this afternoon or early tomorrow.  There is a detour at the project to get traffic through the area.  The speed has been reduced to 25 mph. 

·        Hawthorne from Waikiki to US395 in front of Whitworth College– Crews next week will be surveying, cutting and preparing for traffic control measures. This will mostly be shoulder work with some minor disruption to traffic. This section of roadway will be CLOSED on June 15th until August 31st.

Market Street from Parksmith to Farwell- Road closed with a detour in place to install sewer and fiber optic components and rehabilitate the roadway.

2016 Street Maintenance Curb Ramp Project- Work continues on Lyons Avenue from Perry St. to Pittsburg Street to install ADA compliant curb ramps at each corner intersection.
Ben Burr Trail and Connection to the Centennial Trail- This project begins Monday, June 6 to construct a shared use paved trail connection for bicyclists and pedestrian as well as security lighting installation. It will go from the Centennial Trail at the Gonzaga Bridge southeast of Erie Street to Liberty Park where a connection will be made to the existing Ben Burr Trail.  The trail will then continue on the existing Ben Burr Trail to the trailhead immediately south of Underhill Park.
Bridge Avenue and Monroe Street CSO Work- Summit Blvd./Bridge Ave. is closed to traffic. 
Rock blasting continues and will be ongoing for the next two to four weeks. Cars and pedestrians will be stopped from entering near the excavation location for up to 10 minutes. Traffic control will be on hand. Summit Parkway/Bridge Avenue is closed. Lincoln has one northbound lane open.  Lincoln southbound is closed at Broadway with local access maintained to Anthony’s restaurant and parking lots. This project will construct a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for our Cleaner River Faster Program.

Hayford Road Grind and Overlay- Crews are grinding and paving Hayford Road from 49th Avenue to north of Thorpe Road. There are sharp edges and uneven surfaces so proceed slowly and cautiouslyHayford is closed with a detour in place. 

Hazels Creek Stormwater Treatment Project-This project is located southeast of 37th Avenue and Rebecca Street to construct a stormwater treatment system with disposal ponds and stormwater piping. 

Indiana Avenue from Dakota to Perry- Pre-construction work is underway. 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.

Main Avenue and Division Street Intersection Improvements- This project begins Monday, June 6 with an anticipated completion date at the end of August. Throughout the project there will be lane restrictions on both Main and Division.  Traffic control will be in place. Work on this project involves curb bumpouts at all four corners of Division Street and Main Avenue, the removal and replacement of existing curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, ADA upgrades, installation of planter boxes and planting.

Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 8th Avenue TO 2nd Avenue- This project reconstructs the roadway from 8th to 2nd Avenue and installs storm water and water facilities. Monroe Street is closed to traffic. The on ramp for eastbound traffic at Monroe is open. Drivers are able to detour from Monroe southbound to 4th Avenue eastbound to access Lincoln Street.  4th Ave westbound from Monroe to Jefferson Street is closed. Traffic exiting Maple Street eastbound is detoured off of 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.

Monroe and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Monday, June 6, Monroe will be down to one lane for water infrastructure work at the intersections of Sprague, 1st Avenue and Riverside. Traffic control is in place. This work will last approximately two weeks. This is a full depth roadway replacement; 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.

 Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) Project- Work is underway and Pettet Drive is closed to traffic. The clover leaf that services TJ Meenach, Down River and Pettit Drive (three out of the four legs) will be in service. The leg that comes off of Pettit, northbound re-directs citizens to Northwest Blvd. Vehicles that are traveling southbound on Down River Drive can  enter onto TJ Meenach or continue under the bridge and turn uphill to Northwest Blvd. 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.

Rowan Avenue Improvements from Driscoll Boulevard to Monroe Street- Phase II of Rowan from Alberta to Monroe Street is underway. Rowan Avenue from Alberta to Monroe Street is closed. The intersection of Alberta, Belt, Ash, and Maple is open to north and southbound traffic. Ash southbound, and Maple northbound at Rowan are reduced to one lane southbound or northbound respectively. 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.

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