Friday, July 29, 2016

Local Construction Update

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 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.

Flora Road between Mission Avenue and Boone Avenue - Reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 and Tuesday, Aug. 9; then closed to all but local traffic from Wednesday, Aug. 10 through Thurs., August 26 for utility and access work. A detour via Boone Avenue, Arc Street and Mission Avenue is posted.

McDonald Road from Sprague Avenue to 16th Avenue - Closed to all but local traffic through Friday, Sept. 2 for resurfacing and other improvements. Intersections at 4th Avenue and 8th Avenue are closed.  Detours are posted.  Access to businesses remain available.  Expect brief interruptions to driveway access with those affected notified directly in advance.  Signs redirect pedestrians.

Mission Avenue between Lilly Road and Park Road - Expect narrow lanes through the end of August. Full closures to be announced. Signs will detour traffic via Thierman Road, Broadway Avenue and Park Road. Anticipate brief interruptions to driveway access, those affected will be contacted directly in advance.

Park Road between Nora Avenue and Mission Avenue - Expect narrow lanes through the end of August. Expect a full closure to be announced near the end of August. Signs detour traffic via Mission Avenue, Vista Road and Trent Avenue. Anticipate brief interruptions to driveway access, those affected will be contacted directly in advance.

Pines Road at Mirabeau Parkway intersection - Reduced to one lane southbound. Expect the driveway on the west side of Pines Road at Mirabeau Parkway to Trent Elementary School and Mirabeau Chapel to be closed. Access remains available at other driveways.

Southbound Sullivan Road Bridge across the Spokane River- Traffic remains 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 August 1-5, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1st Avenue Et Al, Erie to Helena- 
Work on the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Ivory Street has started. Other streets involved 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,  Perry Street from 2nd Avenue to Hogan Street. This project will provide storm water conveyance to Pacific and Perry Infiltration Facility and replace old water distribution lines. The project also includes associated street construction.

37th Avenue, Regal Street to Custer Street- 37th Avenue from Freya to Custer Street is closed.  37th is closed at Havana Street. 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.

Residential Grind and Overlay Project- The following 2016 Grind and Overlay residential pavement preservation projects have started.  This work includes subgrade repair, crack sealing, ADA ramps, and striping.  These projects require a full closure during the work:

  • Garfield Street from 26th Avenue to Rockwood Boulevard.
  • Madison Street from Boone to Sinto, Sharp from Madison to Jefferson and Cedar Street from Boone to Sharp
  • Lee Street from Mission to Nora, Nora from Lee to Crestline, Crestline from Mission to Nora.
  • Cannon Street from Kieran to Garland.
  • Arthur Street from 37th to 39th Avenue
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. Lincoln has one northbound lane open. Lincoln southbound is closed at Broadway with local access maintained. This project will construct a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for our Cleaner River Faster Program.

Bridge Inspection Work- Inspection of the Washington North Bridge is scheduled for Thursday, August 4th. The south bound curb land will be inspected first from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. The north bound curb lane will be inspected from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hatch Road Grind and Overlay Work- Hatch Road opens today from Hangman to Hwy 195.
Crews are grinding Hatch, working downhill from 57th Avenue to Hwy 195. 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 on a stormwater treatment system with disposal ponds and stormwater piping. 

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 will include curb ramps, storm swales, new curb, waterline replacement, signal installation work and some parking removal.

Main Avenue and Division Street Intersection Improvements- Work begins on the east corners of the intersection of Division and Main on Monday, August 1. The work includes sidewalk removal and excavation for underground storm water improvements.  Pedestrian detours will be in place and business access will be maintained. Throughout the project there will be lane restrictions on both Main and Division. 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 Street- Work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Way extension has started. 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 will provide an efficient transportation route that eliminates several safety issues and increases capacity into and out of the downtown area while passing along the south edge of the University District. These improvements include 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 Ave. continues. One lane southbound on Monroe Street has reopened. Northbound traffic will continue to be detoured until the project is complete. Lincoln Street is closed for 6 weeks. 5th Avenue will be open to east and west traffic late Thursday, July 28. There will be intermittent closures at the intersection of Lincoln and 5th Avenue as the City works on storm and water lines. The on ramp for eastbound traffic at Monroe is open. Traffic exiting Maple Street eastbound will be detoured off of 4th at Jefferson Street. This project reconstructs the roadway from 8th to 2nd Avenue and installs storm water and water facilities. 

Monroe and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue- This is a full depth roadway 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. Traffic control is in place to minimize the effects of backups during peak traffic hours.  Drivers are asked to be patient and to 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.

Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) Project- Pettet Drive is closed until November. The clover leaf that services TJ Meenach, Down River and Pettet Drive (three out of the four legs) is open. The leg that comes off of Pettet, northbound will re-direct 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.

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 for guardrail upgrades.

US 2-Division Street/Curb and Sidewalk- Northbound Division Street is reduced to one or two lanes for curb and sidewalk improvements.

I-90 Eastbound/Hamilton Street Ramp- Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, 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/Westbound Freya Off-Ramp- On Friday, July 29, beginning at 7 p.m. until Monday, August 1 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 signed detour in place.  In addition, from 11 p.m. Friday, July 29 until 3 a.m. Saturday, July30, westbound I-90 will be reduced to 1 through lane for setup of temporary concrete barrier.  This will be repeated for temporary barrier removal on Sunday evening, July 31, into Monday morning at 3 a.m. Second Avenue is now closed between Havana Street and Freya Street. Also, on Saturday, July 30, during the day in non-commute hours, northbound Freya Street will be reduced to two lanes between Third Avenue and Second Avenue. Crews are constructing a new westbound Freya Street off-ramp approximately ¼ mile to the east of the current one.

US 395-Division Street/Hawthorne Rd. Intersection- Hawthorne Road is closed east and west of Division.  Division Street turn lanes are closed.  All mainline lanes of Division are open. Crews are working on intersection improvements and a new signal system.

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 with a reduced speed limit of 25 mph.

Hawthorne Road West (Waikiki to US395)Road reconstruction, stormwater drainage swales, trees, irrigation, curb, signal improvement, bike lane, striping. The road is closed until the end of August. There is a marked detour.

Hawthorne Road East (US395 to US2)- Road reconstruction, stormwater sand filters, curb, signal, bike, striping. The road is closed and on-street parking prohibited.

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