Friday, September 9, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

WSDOT
North Spokane Corridor/Wellesley & Freya Roundabout- The Wellesley/Freya intersection IS closed to traffic for roundabout construction.  A signed detour is in place.  

US 2/Spotted Road to I-90 ITS- Possible evening and overnight shoulder and/or lane restrictions.
Fiber optic cable installation.

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

SR 27-Pines Road/UPRR Crossing- On Friday, September 9, drivers should anticipate congestion and delays on Pines Road, Indiana, and the westbound I-90 Pines off ramp for railroad crossing maintenance.  During some periods, flaggers will be directing traffic. This is a Union Pacific Railroad project.

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

SPOKANE COUNTY
Seven Mile Bridge & Seven Mile Road- Bridge approach work with a bypass road in place and a lowered speed limit of 25 mph. Watch for loose gravel.

Hawthorne Road West (Waikiki to US395)- Completion of road, stormwater reconstruction, signal improvement, bike lane, striping. Open with lane restrictions.

Hawthorne Road East (US395 to US2)- Road reconstruction, stormwater upgrades, curb, signal, bike, striping; paving operations have begun look for additional road access restrictions. Road closed.

Highway 2 and Hawthorne Road Intersection- Paving work on Monday and Tuesday, 9/12 and 9/13. Lane restrictions, expect delays.  

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

Upriver Intersection and Centennial Trail at Upriver- Closed 9/10-9/11 and 9/17-18. Detour in Place.

Country Homes (Wall to SR395)-
Stormwater work in the raised islands
Lane restriction, use alternate route, road will remain open, on street parking is limited.

Hatch Road (Colbert to Burk) and Burk Road (Hatch to Perry)- Road reconstruction.
Intermittent work through 9/16, Watch for traffic restrictions.

SPOKANE VALLEY
Appleway from Park to Dishman-Mica- Reduced to two lanes through the end of October for street improvement work. Expect temporary closures of side streets.  Local access and access to businesses will remain available.

Pines at Indiana UPRR Railroad Crossing
- Traffic signals will be off on all legs of the intersection with flaggers directing traffic from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, September 9 for Union Pacific Railroad work.
McDonald northbound from Mission to Broadway - Reduced to one lane around the clock. 

McDonald southbound from Mission to Sprague - Reduced to one lane. 

44th from Locust to Ponderosa -
Reduced to a two lane gravel roadway with speeds reduced to 15 mph through October 7. 


44th from Schafer Branch to Ponderosa
- Reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays from September 15 through October 7.

SPOKANE CITY
·         1ST Avenue Et Al, Erie to Helena- Water Main installation work is ongoing. 1st Ave. Storm main installations begins Tuesday Sept. 6 on Perry from 2nd to Sprague.  Perry will be closed. Other work areas include 1st Ave. from Erie St. to Helena St., Perry Street from 1st Ave. to Sprague Ave., Ivory St. from 2nd Ave. to Sprague Ave., Helena St. from 1st Ave. to Sprague Ave., Perry St. from 2nd Ave. to Hogan St. 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.

25th Avenue, Southeast Boulevard to Lacey Court- 25th Avenue is closed at Southeast Blvd. until approximately Sept. 17. Paving on 25th Avenue takes place Saturday, Sept. 10. Final paving is      Saturday, Sept. 17.  This project will reconstruct 25th Avenue.

Ben Burr Trail- Lane restrictions are in place on 2nd and 3rd Avenues from Arthur to Altamont Street. 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 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. This project will construct a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank.
Hazels Creek Stormwater Treatment Project- Work continues on Freya south of 37th Avenue on construction of a stormwater treatment system with disposal ponds and stormwater piping.

Indiana Avenue from Dakota to Perry Streets- 
Perry St. is reduced to one lane in each direction to perform work within and near the Perry/Indiana intersection.  Crescent Ave. east of the Perry/Indiana intersection is closed at the intersection and railroad crossing.  Crescent Ave. east and north of the railroad tracks is open.  The Hamilton St. and Indiana intersection will be closed starting Friday, Sept. 16th at 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept, 19thThe detour routes will be Division/Ruby and/or Perry St. via Mission Ave. and Illinois/Montgomery Ave.

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Way Phase 2A Sherman to Erie Street-
 Rock excavation is in progress.  
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 a 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. 
Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 8th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Work on Monroe Street from 4th Ave south to 8th Ave continues. Fourth is open with one lane access eastbound from Jefferson to Lincoln.  The new traffic signal at fourth and Monroe is now working. Monroe Street is open with one lane southbound.  Northbound traffic will continue to be detoured until the project is complete. Lincoln Street is closed through Friday, September 23. 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 curb and road grade. The detour for traffic is along 14th Avenue and Bernard/Washington/Stevens and 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The on ramp for eastbound traffic at Monroe is open.
This project reconstructs the roadway from 8
th 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.

     Wall Street, Main Avenue to Spokane Falls Boulevard- Sidewalk and curb installation is in progress. Wall Street is anticipated to be completed by September 30. Wall Street from Main to Spokane Falls is closed. This work is to construct storm water improvements, sidewalks, new asphalt pavement, traffic signal revisions, an irrigation system, and add lighting.
     Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) Project- Pettet Drive is closed. The clover leaf that services TJ Meenach, Down River and Pettit Drive (three out of the four legs) are in service. The leg that comes off of Pettet, north bound 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.

Monroe and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Monroe Street between 2nd Ave. and Riverside will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday, September 9 until 7 a.m. Saturday, September 10 for Avista to install gas service.  Storm and sewer work continues with 4 way stops at the intersections of 1st, Sprague, and Riverside Avenues.  Crews are also working on road excavation in preparation for paving of the east side of both Lincoln and Monroe beginning Saturday, September 17th and Saturday, September 28th. Sprague Avenue will have a closure between Lincoln and Monroe, Wednesday, September 14 – Friday September 16 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

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.

       Main Avenue Restriping Project- This project begins Monday, Sept. 12.  The north two lanes on Main Avenue from Washington to Pine Street will be closed.  Restriping of the area will limit parking access for short durations. Business access will be maintained. This project will restripe Main between Washington and Pine as well as restriping the following amenities:
o   Planted entry feature
o   A flexible multi-purpose space in the center of the street. During the weekday it will be a space for diagonal car parking. During special events, it can serve as a gathering area for people as well as parking.
o   Mid-block crossing with curb extensions and planting
o   Mid-block planters and benches
o   Pay-by-Plate parking system with four kiosks


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