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Monday, July 25, 2016
Local Construction Update
US 2/Sunset Blvd. to I-90- Weekday evenings from about 7
p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, be alert for
possible lane restrictions as crews are upgrading guardrails.
US 2-Division Street/Curb and Sidewalk-Northbound Division Street is
reduced to two lanes for curb and sidewalk improvements. You may experience congestion and some
I-90 Eastbound/Hamilton Street Ramp- Monday through Wednesday, July
25-27, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the eastbound I-90 off ramp to northbound
Hamilton Street will be reduced to one lane for pavement repairs.
I-90 Eastbound/US 195 Off Ramp- On Wednesday, July 27,
beginning at about 5 a.m. for up to 24 hours, the eastbound I-90 to southbound
US 195 ramp will be closed with a signed detour in place for guardrail upgrades.
Off-Ramp- On Friday, July 22, beginning
at 7 p.m. until Monday, July 25 at 6 a.m., westbound I-90 will be reduced
to two lanes. Westbound drivers should be alert for slow traffic,
congestion, and some delays. The westbound Sprague Avenue on ramp and
westbound Freya off ramp will remain open. The Fancher Road westbound
on-ramp will be closed with a detour in place. In addition, from
11 p.m. Friday, July 22 until 3 a.m. Saturday, July 23, westbound I-90 will be
reduced to one lane for setup of temporary concrete barrier. This
will be repeated for temporary barrier removal on Sunday evening, July 24, into
Monday morning at 3 a.m. Second Avenue is now closed between Havana Street and
Freya Street. A signed detour will be in place. Also, westbound I-90
may have intermittent nightly lane restrictions during the week. Crews are constructing a new westbound Freya Street off-ramp approximately
¼ mile to the east of the current one.
US 195/Hatch Road
Intersection Vicinity- Beginning Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29,
northbound US 195 at Hatch Road may be reduced to one lane at
times for paving. In addition, Hatch road will be closed.
Street/Hawthorne Rd. Intersection- Hawthorne Road is closed east and west of Division for intersection improvements and a new signal system.
Division Street turn lanes are closed. All mainline lanes of Division are
32nd Avenue from
Dishman-Mica Road to University Road- Closed through mid-August for street preservation work.
Signs detour traffic viaDishman-Mica Road
and University Road.
32nd Avenue from
University Road to Pines Road-
Reduced to one lane in each direction through mid-August. The south sidewalk is closed. Anticipate brief
interruptions to side streets and driveways from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
32nd Avenue at the
13800 Block- Reduced to a single
lane for utility work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 25. Flaggers will
direct traffic through the work area.
Broadway Avenue between Sullivan
Road and Conklin Road- Reduced to a
single lane in each direction through the end of July. At least one lane in
each direction will remain open except during possible overnight closures July
25-29 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Signs detour traffic via Conklin Road and
Sprague Avenue. Expect additional overnight closures to be
Indiana Avenue and Evergreen
Road Intersection- Effective through July 29, Indiana westbound will be reduced to one through lane and one left turn lane, with Indiana eastbound reduced to two
lanes with right turns permitted from the curb lane. Evergreen northbound
will be reduced to a single lane with turns permitted in both directions.
Southbound Sullivan Road Bridge across the Spokane River- Traffic is
reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. Turns from Indiana
Avenue onto northbound Sullivan Road are reduced to one lane. Southbound Sullivan
Road at Flora Pit Road will be reduced to one lane July 25-29, from 6 a.m. to
2 p.m. The Centennial
Trail below the bridge is open. SPOKANE COUNTY
Market Street (Parksmith to Farwell)- Finishing up project, shoulder work, clean up. Road Open to traffic, Watch for flaggers and possible lane restrictions.
Hawthorne Road West (Waikiki to US 395)- Road reconstruction, stormwater drainage swales, trees, irrigation, curb, signal improvement, bike lane, striping. Full Road closure until 8/30. Whitworth University remains open.
Hawthorne Road East (US 395 to US 2)- Road reconstruction, stormwater sand filters, curb, signal, bike, striping. On Street Parking Prohibited.
1st Avenue Et Al, Erie to Helena-Work on the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Ivory Street has started. This project will provide storm water conveyance to the Pacific and Perry Infiltration Facility and replace old water distribution lines. It also includes associated street construction. The streets impacted include 1st
Avenue from Erie Street to Helena Street,Perry
Street from 1st Avenue to Sprague Avenue,Ivory
Street from 2nd Avenue to Sprague Avenue, Helena
Street from 1st Avenue to Sprague Avenue, and Perry
Street from 2nd Avenue to Hogan Street.
37th Avenue, Regal Street to Custer Street- 37th Avenue
from Freya to Custer Street is closed. The detour route is Glenrose to Palouse Highway to Regal
Street. This work is to reconstruct the road,
include pavement replacement, curbs, sidewalk, bike lanes, stormwater piping,
and a 36 inch water main.
Ben Burr Trail and Connection to the Centennial Trail-Work continues along the trail at 3rd Avenue
and Arthur and 2nd Avenue and Perry. This
project will design and construct a shared use paved trail connection for
bicyclists and pedestrian as well as security lighting installation. The
project will be from the Centennial Trail at the Gonzaga Bridge southeast of
Erie Street and continuing 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 Avenue is closed to traffic for construction of a Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tank and piping. Lincoln
has one northbound lane open. Lincoln southbound is closed at Broadway
with local access maintained to Anthony’s restaurant and parking lots.
Hatch Road Grind and Overlay Work-Hatch Road will be closed from Hangman to
Hwy 195 beginning the week of July 25 – 29 for work between Hangman and on
Hatch Bridge. Hangman will remain open. Crews are grinding Hatch Rd. working downhill from 57th
Avenue to Hwy 195. The top of Hatch Road has been completed. Crews
are working on the mid-section currently with the section nearest Hwy 195 being
the last segment to be completed.
Hazel's Creek Stormwater Treatment Project-Work
continues on Freya south of 37th Avenue. Construction of a
stormwater treatment system with disposal ponds and stormwater piping is
beginning. This system will be an extension of the existing Hazel’s Creek
Facility on 42nd Avenue.
Indiana Avenue from Dakota to Perry Street-Work continues along Indiana Ave., beginning at Perry
St. and proceeding from East to West. Indiana Ave. from Ruby St. to Perry
St. is closed with East-West traffic detoured to
Mission Ave., Montgomery Ave. and Illinois Ave. North-South
arterials within the construction zone at Hamilton Ave. and Perry St. are open. This
project includes curb ramps, storm swales, new curb, waterline replacement,
signal installation work and some parking removal.
Main Avenue and Division Street Intersection Improvements- Work continues on the southwest corner of the
intersection of Division and Main on sidewalk removal and excavation for underground storm water
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.
Martin Luther King Jr. Way Phase 2A Sherman to Erie Street- Work on the Martin
Luther King Jr. Way extension has begun. Phase 2A is an extension of Martin Luther King Jr. Way
from Sherman to Erie Street. This is a continuation of the Riverside Extension
Phase 1 project. This project includes a
new asphalt pavement street, utility infrastructure, storm drainage
improvements, street lighting, street trees, and re-vegetation with native
species. In lieu of sidewalks, the project proposes to construct a section of
the Ben Burr trail to provide pedestrian circulation. The trail will be
separated from the roadway traffic and aligned parallel to the Spokane River,
allowing pedestrians through access with greater aesthetic experience. The
right-of-way area for the sidewalk will be used to provide bike lanes and
planting/storm water treatment areas.
Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 8th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Work on Monroe Street from 4th Ave south to 8th
and sprinkler work continues on Monroe Street and in the swale pond along 4th
Avenue is open to local and business access between Lincoln and Monroe. Monroe and Lincoln are closed completely to through traffic. The detour is along 14th Avenue and Bernard/Washington/Stevens and 2nd and 3rd Avenue. When complete, this
project will reconstruct the roadway from 8th to 2nd Avenue
and install storm water and water facilities.
Monroe and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue-Traffic
control is in place to minimize the effects of backups during peak traffic
hours. Drivers are asked to be patient and exercise caution when in
the construction zone. Both
Monroe and Lincoln have lane restrictions with four way stop signs located at
the intersections of 1st, Sprague, and Riverside Avenues. 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
Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) Project- Pettet Drive is closed to traffic until November. The clover leaf that
services TJ Meenach, Down River and Pettit Drive (three out of the four
legs) is in service. The leg that comes off
of Pettit north re-directs citizens to Northwest Blvd. Vehicles traveling southbound on Down River Drive have two options; 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.
Residential Grind and Overlay Project- The following Grind and Overlay residential pavement
preservation projects have begun. This work includes minor subgrade
repair, crack sealing, modifying ADA ramps, and adding striping. The roads will be completely closed:
Street from 26th Avenue to Rockwood Boulevard.
Street from Boone to Sinto, Sharp from Madison to Jefferson and Cedar Street
from Boone to Sharp
Street from Mission to Nora, Nora from Lee to Crestline, Crestline from Mission
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