Friday, October 7, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

SR 290 Westbound/Trent Bridge- On Monday, Oct. 10, westbound Trent Avenue will be reduced to one lane near the Spokane River (just east of Hamilton) from 7 a.m. to about 1 p.m. for tree trimming.

US 395-NSC/Freya & Wellesley Intersection Roundabout- The roundabout at Freya and Wellesley is expected to be complete and open to traffic late on Monday, Oct. 10. Until then, the intersection is closed and a detour in place.

Signing Installation Locations:
SR 27/Palouse Hwy at Valleyford
SR 27/Pullman-Albion Rd. (10/13)
US 195/Cheney-Spangle Rd.
US 195/SR 27 (10/14)
US 195/Paradise Rd.
SR 902/Craig Rd.
SR 904/Lance Hill Rd.

At selected intersections on these highways, Monday through Thursday, from about 6 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and/or pilot cars directing single-lane alternating traffic during intersection striping. Striping work will be underway seven days per week. Striping work requires dry weather.  The schedule is subject to change. Sign installation work will be underway during evening and overnight hours Monday’s through Thursday’s. Expect short delays.

Appleway from Park to Dishman-Mica- Reduced to two lanes through the end of October for street improvement work.  Anticipate full closures to side streets and driveways on the north side of Appleway on Thursday, October 13 for a few hours throughout the day while asphalt is placed.  

McDonald from Sprague to Mission- Closed until Wednesday, October 12. Signs detour traffic via Pines or Evergreen. Expect sidewalk closures with signs to mark pedestrian detour routes.

Pines Road at Mirabeau Parkway intersection- Southbound traffic reduced to one lane from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 14 - 15, with reductions to one lane in each direction during overnight hours from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. 

Sullivan Road Bridge Replacement Project- Northbound traffic reduced to one lane with vehicles restricted to ten feet wide or less. Turns from Indiana onto northbound Sullivan are reduced to one lane. One southbound lane will be closed at Flora Pit Rd during working hours Monday to Friday.


1st Avenue, Et Al, Erie to Helena- Paving on Perry Street begins Sunday, October 9, from Sprague to 2nd Avenue.  Monday, October 10, work begins on 1st Avenue from Perry to Helena StreetThis project will provide storm water conveyance to the Pacific and Perry Infiltration Facility and replace old water distribution lines. The project also includes associated street construction.

37th Avenue, Regal to Custer- 37th Avenue from Freya to Custer Street is closed. The detour route is Glenrose to Palouse Highway to Regal Street. Base lift paving is scheduled on 37th Avenue from Freya to Myrtle Street Thursday, October 13. 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- Weather permitting, paving will occur on 2nd Avenue Tuesday, October 11.

Crews are installing new storm crossing and ADA ramps on 2nd Avenue, closing the street from Napa to Arthur. Lane restrictions are in pace on 2nd Avenue between Altamont and Napa. The freeway on ramp remains open and exit 282B has been reduced to one lane. Third Avenue has lane restrictions from Arthur to Altamont.  The crossing at Perry under the freeway is closed. This project will construct a paved trail connection for bicyclists and pedestrian from the Centennial Trail at the Gonzaga Bridge southeast of Erie Street and continuing to Liberty Park 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- Work has begun on tank walls. Summit Blvd./Bridge Ave. 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 and piping.

Greene Street Bridge InspectionThe Greene Street Bridge inspection that started this week will continue on Thursday, October 13 at 9 a.m. First the north bound curb lane will be inspected before crews switch to the south bound lane. The inspection is expected to last into Friday, Oct. 14.

Hazels Creek Stormwater Treatment Project- Work continues on Freya south of 37th Ave. on a stormwater treatment system with disposal ponds and stormwater piping. This system will be an extension of the existing Hazel’s Creek Facility on 42nd Avenue.

Indiana Avenue from Dakota to Perry Streets- The next paving date is Tuesday, Oct. 18. Remaining work includes pouring curb supports, landscaping, installing electrical, installing signs and pavement markings throughout the project. The project is on track to finish by Monday, October 31.

Perry St. is reduced to one lane in each direction to perform work within and near the Perry/Indiana intersection.  Crescent Ave. will be closed at the intersection and railroad crossing. This project includes curb ramps, storm swales, new curb, waterline replacement, signal installation work and some parking removal.

Main Avenue Restriping Project- Striping work continues on the block between Division and Pine.  Weather may cause delays as the asphalt must be dry for adhesion. In addition to restriping, the project includes amenities such as  planted entry feature, a flexible multi-purpose space in the center of the street that can be used for parking or events, mid-block crossing with curb extensions and planting, pay-by-Plate parking system with four kiosks.

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, 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. These improvements include a new asphalt street, utility infrastructure, storm drainage improvements, street lighting, street trees, and re-vegetation with native species. In lieu of sidewalks, the project will construct a section of the Ben Burr trail. 

Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 8th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Top lift paving begins the week of October 10. Striping and cleanup follows October 15 – 22. Lincoln is scheduled to open late day Friday, October 22. This project reconstructed the roadway from 8th to 2nd Avenue and installs storm water and water facilities.  

Monore and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Riverside will be closed Oct. 10 – 20 between Lincoln and Monroe while work for asphalt removal, underground installations, and preparation for paving occurs in the intersections of Lincoln and Riverside; and Monroe and Riverside. October 10 – 14 work will be in the east side of the intersections of Lincoln and Riverside; and Monroe and Riverside. October 15 – 20 work will be in the west side of the intersections of Lincoln and Riverside; and Monroe and Riverside. Paving will occur Friday, October 14. Storm and sewer work continues with four-way stops at the intersections of 1st, Sprague, and Riverside Avenues. 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. 

Pettet Drive/TJ Meenach Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 12) Project- Pettet Drive is closed. 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. The clover leaf that services TJ Meenach, Down River and Pettit Drive is in service. The leg that comes off of Pettet 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.

Street Maintenance Residential Crack SealingCrews are working in Rosewood bounded by Catherine to Royal et al continuing Crack sealing on Rosewood from Catherine to Royal and Lyons to Rosewood and Hartley to Royal and Oxford Dr. to Francis. Work is also continuing on Ridgecrest and Comanche Dr. to Moore and Shawnee to Ridgecrest.

      West Plains to Spokane International Airport Connection- The project boundaries are as follows: Craig Road and McFarlane Road to Hayford Road and McFarlane Road. Work includes the installation of 12 inch ductile iron water main. The new line will provide a connection between two pressure zones including the west plains and Spokane International Airport.  The work will also provide new circulation connections at existing dead end points.  The alignment of the new water main will follow the alignment of the existing sewer main.

Seven Mile Bridge & Seven Mile RoadBridge approach work, Road work tie-ins, look for loose gravel. The bridge is now open although there is no centerline stripe and a temporary speed limit of 25 mph. 

Hawthorne Road West (Waikiki to US 395)- Completion of road, stormwater reconstruction, signal improvement, bike lane, striping. Open with temporary lane restrictions for cleanup work. Use alternate route to avoid delays. 

Hawthorne Road East (US 395 to US 2)Road reconstruction, stormwater upgrades, curb, signal, bike, striping; paving operations have begun look for additional road access restrictions. Road is open to traffic, lane restrictions for some cleanup work.

Argonne Road (Spokane River to Wellesley)- Road reconstruction, stormwater retrofit, paving, open to two lanes each way. There may be occasional lane restrictions for cleanup work.

Country Homes (Wall to SR 395)- Stormwater work in the raised islands.Traffic is one lane in each direction on the North side of the islands, side road access to and from Country Homes is restricted, expect delays, and on street parking is limited.

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