Friday, November 4, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

Eastern Region Intersection Signage and Striping Improvements- Intersection of US 195/SR 194 & Wawawai Rd.

1st Avenue between Commercial and Howe- Reduced to one lane for paving through Thursday, November 10, weather permitting.

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

Flora between Valleyway and Main- Reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 9 for utility work. 

 Sullivan Road Bridge Replacement Project- Northbound traffic remains reduced to one lane North of Indiana. Turns from Indiana onto northbound Sullivan are reduced to one lane.

37th Avenue, Regal to Custer Streets- 37th is currently being paved from Myrtle to Havana. Final paving will be the week of Nov. 10- 14 from Freya to Havana weather permitting. 37th from Freya to Custer is closed.  The detour route is Glenrose to Palouse Highway to Regal Street. This work will reconstruct the road, curbs, sidewalk, bike lanes, stormwater piping, and a water main.

Ben Burr Trail- Striping will be completed Friday, November 4.  Traffic delays and lane restrictions will occur on 2nd and 3rd Avenues on Helena and Arthur. This project will design and construct a  trail for bicyclists and pedestrians 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. 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 Work- The northbound center lane will be closed Friday, November 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. as weather allows.  

Martin Luther King Jr. Way Phase 2A, Sherman to Erie Street- This project will provide a route that eliminates safety issues and increases capacity into and out of the downtown area. Improvements include a new street, utility infrastructure, storm drainage improvements, street lighting, street trees, and re-vegetation with native species. In lieu of sidewalks, the project willconstruct a section of the Ben Burr trail. 

Monroe and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd Avenue- Scheduled paving dates are Friday, November 4; Wednesday, November 9; and Wednesday, November 16. 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 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.

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