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 delays.

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.

I-90/Westbound Freya 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.

US 395-Division 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 open.

32nd Avenue from Dishman-Mica Road to University Road- Closed through mid-August for street preservation work. Signs detour traffic via Dishman-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 announced. 

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.


      Market Street (Parksmith to Farwell)- Finishing up project, shoulder work, clean up. Road Open to traffic, Watch for flaggers and possible lane restrictions.

      Seven Mile Bridge & Seven Mile Road- Bridge deck work. Bypass Road in Place, Speed Limit 25mph.

      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 startedThis 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 pipingLincoln 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 improvements. 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way Phase 2A Sherman to Erie StreetWork 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 AvenueWork on Monroe Street from 4th Ave south to 8th Ave continues. Landscape and sprinkler work continues on Monroe Street and in the swale pond along 4th Avenue5th 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 necessary.

Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) ProjectPettet 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:

o   Garfield Street from 26th Avenue to Rockwood Boulevard.
o   Madison Street from Boone to Sinto, Sharp from Madison to Jefferson and Cedar Street from Boone to Sharp
o   Lee Street from Mission to Nora, Nora from Lee to Crestline, Crestline from Mission to Nora.
o   Cannon Street from Kieran to Garland.
o   Arthur Street from 37th to 39th Avenue

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