Monday, October 31, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

Country Homes (Wall to SR395)- Stormwater work in the raised islands. Traffic is one lane in each direction, side road access to and from Country Homes is restricted, expect delays, and on street parking is limited.

Centennial Trail- Improvement of the trail, tree root removal, pavement removal and replacement, repair concrete, crack sealing. Portions of the trail may be closed to pedestrian traffic. 

Gleneden, Edencrest & little Spokane Connection Road (Wandermere golf course area)-
Repairing hill sides/ Retrofit stormwater facilities. Possible lane restrictions.

55th Ave, Regal, 57th Ave- Installation of new electrical poles. Lane restrictions with flaggers through late December.
Barker Road (11th Ave to 15th Ave)- Road work and widening. Lane restrictions, watch for flaggers.       

Gibbs (Sherman to Hatch)- Ditching and graveling the road. Road closed.

Craig Road-South of McFarlane Road- Water Main crossing, road closed.

426 E. Hastings- Utility services, changing pole. Single Lane closure.


Appleway from Park to Dishman-Mica- Reductions to two lanes at times into November for street improvement work, depending on weather.

Commercial between Sprague and 1st- Closed through Thursday, November 10 for paving, weather permitting.

Sullivan Road Bridge - The wide load restriction has been lifted; permitted oversized vehicles may now use northbound lanes on the bridge.

US 2/Spotted Road to I-90 Intelligent Transportation Systems- Fiber optic cable installation.  

I-90/Eastbound/Hamilton Off-Ramp-Bridge deck repairs. Eastbound drivers should expect lane restrictions on the off-ramp.  No mainline I-90 restrictions. The Second Ave. connection to northbound Hamilton will be closed during this work.

       1ST Ave. Et Al, Erie to Helena-  Project is substantially complete with a few punch list items remaining. 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- The next tentative final pave date is Wednesday November 2.  Work on sidewalks may winter over if weather conditions do not allow for completion.  37th Avenue from Freya to Custer Street is closed. The detour 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- 2nd Avenue and Perry Street Tunnel are now open.  When weather allows final striping will be completed. This project constructs a trail for bicyclists and pedestrian 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- 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 with local access maintained to Anthony’s restaurant and parking lots. This project will construct a Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for our Cleaner River Faster Program.

Broad and Ferrall Street Work- Sewer department work has Broad closed from Freya to Ferrall Street.  Ferral Street has limited access from Freya to Olympic. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Phase 2A Sherman to Erie Street- Erie Street will closed through November 4, from Front Street to Sprague Way.  Phase 2A is an extension of Martin Luther King Jr. Way from Sherman to Erie Street. 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 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 road.

Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet, 8th Avenue to 2nd Avenue- 5th Avenue is open.  Lincoln is closed from 7th Avenue to 5th Avenue with limited local access. This project reconstructs the roadway 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- The next scheduled pave date is Friday, November 4. Utility adjustments, signals and lighting along with curb and sidewalk work continues with 4 way stops 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) Project- Pettet Drive is closed to traffic. 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 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. 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.

Strong Road from Indian Trail to Nortrh Rustle Road- Closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for grading and maintenance Tuesday, November 1 – Wednesday November 2.

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