Monday, August 22, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

SPOKANE VALLEY
Flora between Mission and Boone - Closed through Thursday, August 26 for utility and access work. Traffic is redirected via Boone, Arc and Mission.

McDonald northbound from Mission to Sprague - Reduced to one lane around the clock for about 2 weeks.
 
Mission between Lilly and Park -
Closed through August 26th with signs redirecting traffic via Thierman, Broadway and Park.  

Park between Nora and Mission - Expect narrowed lanes through the end of August. Expect brief interruptions to driveway access with those affected notified directly in advance.

Sullivan Road Bridge Replacement- Traffic is reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound. Southbound Sullivan may be restricted to one lane periodically at Flora Pit Road during work hours. Turns from Indiana onto northbound Sullivan are reduced to one lane. Left turns from southbound Sullivan onto eastbound Indiana are not allowed for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Southbound traffic headed for Indiana east of Sullivan will be redirected at Euclid via Barker and Mission.

WSDOT
North Spokane Corridor/Wellesley & Freya Roundabout- Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, the Wellesley/Freya intersection will be closed for construction of a roundabout. A detour will be in place.  This is a long-term closure that will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days per week, for the duration of the project.

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

US 2/SR 206-Intersection Striping- On Sunday, Aug. 21, from about 7 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., drivers should be alert for lane and left turn restrictions to accommodate turn arrow and crosswalk paint striping.

I-90/US 2 to Argonne Rd.- On Sunday, Aug. 28, from about 6 a.m. until as late as 3:30 p.m., drivers should be alert for left lane restrictions, slow traffic, and possible congestion for median sweeping.

I-90/Hamilton Eastbound On-Ramp- On Sunday, Aug. 21, from 6 a.m. until as late as 3:30 p.m., the southbound Hamilton Street to eastbound I-90 on ramp will be closed for bridge deck repairs.  Drivers will be directed to the Altamont eastbound I-90 on-ramp via a signed detour.

I-90-Westbound/Sprague Ave. to Argonne Road- Monday through Thursday, Aug. 22-25, from about 8 p.m. until as late as 4:30 a.m., westbound I-90 will be reduced to two or one through lanes for pavement maintenance. Expect delays.

US 195/Paradise Road to I-90- Monday through Thursday, Aug. 22-25, from about 6 a.m. until as late as 3:30 p.m., be alert for northbound or southbound lane restrictions for removal of winter traction sand buildup from under guardrail.

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 during the day.  Drivers should be alert for a single lane in each direction on Division during evening and overnight hours.

SPOKANE COUNTY
Seven Mile Bridge & Seven Mile Road- Bridge deck work. A bypass road is 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 completely closed until August 30.

Hawthorne Road East (US395 to US2)Road reconstruction, stormwater upgrades, curb, signal, bike, striping. Road closed. On street parking prohibited.

Argonne Road (Spokane River to Wellesley)- Road reconstruction, stormwater retrofit. Argonne is reduced to one lane in each direction, expect long delays, use alternate route, right turns only at Maringo Dr. (no cross traffic movements).

Centennial Trail Impacts 
- Trail will be closed at the intersection of Upriver Drive and Argonne Road through August 28.   

Country Homes (Wall to SR 395)- Stormwater work in the raised islands, look for construction to begin in early September. Lane restriction, use alternate route, road will remain open.

Hatch Road (Colbert to Burk) Burk Road (Hatch to Perry)- Road reconstruction. Road Closed to thru traffic through August 27.

SPOKANE CITY
1ST Avenue Et Al, Erie to Helena- 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.Work on the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Ivory Street is as follows:
  • 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

37th Avenue, Regal Street to Custer Street-37th Avenue from Freya to Custer Street is closed. 37th is closed at Havana Street.  Citizen access is along the detour route at Palouse Hwy. The detour route is Glenrose to Palouse Highway to Regal Street. This work is to reconstruct the road, including 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. 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 to Anthony’s restaurant and parking lots. This project will construct a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank.
Hazels 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- Perry St. will continue to be reduced to one travel lane in each direction to perform work within and near the Perry/Indiana intersection.  Starting approximately August 22nd Crescent Ave. east of the Perry/Indiana intersection will be closed at the intersection and railroad crossing.  Crescent Ave. east and north of the railroad tracks will remain open and provide access to Avista’s campus.  Avista traffic is advised to use Upriver Dr. to Greene St. or Mission Ave.  The work and related lane reductions at the Perry/Indiana intersection will continue through August. Work along Indiana Ave. is as follows:
o   Beginning at Perry St. and proceeding from East to West.  
o   Indiana Ave. from Ruby St. to Perry St. will be closed to through traffic with East-West traffic detoured to Mission Ave. and Montgomery Ave. and Illinois Ave.   
o   North-South arterials within the construction zone at Hamilton Ave. and Perry St. will remain 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 will start on the southeast corner of Division and Main the week of August 22.  Pedestrian access will be maintained.  Work continues on sidewalk removal and excavation for underground storm water improvements.  Pedestrian detours will be in place. 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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way Phase 2a, Sherman to Erie Street- Phase 2A is an extension of Martin Luther King Jr. Way from Sherman to Erie Street. This project will provide vehicular and truck traffic 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. The intersection of 5th Avenue and Lincoln Street is closed. Crews are working on pipe installations.
o   Monroe Street is open with one lane southbound.
o   Northbound traffic will continue to be detoured until the project is complete.
o   Lincoln Street is closed for 5 weeks.
o   5th Avenue is open to east and west traffic. There will be intermittent closures at the intersection of Lincoln and 5th Avenue as the City works on storm and water lines. Access to the Deaconess Hospital emergency room will be maintained.
o   Access to Deaconess Medical Center (DHEC) will be from Monroe
o   Local Access will be maintained for residents and businesses as much as possible during this closure.  Detours will be in place for thru traffic. Signs will be up to notify drivers.
o   Detours:  The detour for through traffic will be along 14th Avenue and Bernard/Washington/Stevens and 2nd and 3rd Avenue.
o   The on ramp for eastbound traffic at Monroe is open
o   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.  The portion of this project that reconstructed the street from 2nd to 4th Avenues is substantially complete. 

Monroe and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue- 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. Storm and sewer work continues with 4 way stops at the intersections of 1st, Sprague, and Riverside Avenues. The east side of Monroe Street and 1st Avenue is closed Monday, August 22 for installation of storm sewer manholes and pipe. Eastbound traffic on 1st Avenue from Monroe to Lincoln will be detoured south along Monroe to 3rd Avenue, east to 3rd Avenue to Lincoln, and then north to 1st Avenue.

Parking Restrictions on Main Avenue and Howard Street- Parking meters have been removed from the north side of Main Avenue between Wall Street and Howard Street and the west side of Howard Street between Spokane Falls Boulevard and Main Avenue. These meters have been removed as crews begin construction on the former Macy’s building. 

Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) Project- Pettet Drive is closed into 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 bound 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.

Street Maintenance Grind and Overlay- Crews are working on Thurston from Lee to Regal.  Pre leveling and sub-grade work are finished with the exception of iron that has to be raised/lowered by the water dept. That should be finished by Friday and paving will start Monday 8/22/16 and wrap by Thursday barring any unforeseen problems. Work will then move to Lyons from Perry to Pittsburg.  

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