Friday, November 18, 2016

Local Road Construction Update

SPOKANE VALLEYSullivan Road Bridge Replacement Project- Northbound traffic may be reduced to one lane north of Indiana during working hours. Both northbound lanes will be open during non-working hours. Turns from Indiana onto northbound Sullivan may be reduced to one lane.

WSDOTHoliday Travel Alert- WSDOT construction work will not affect traffic from noon, Wednesday November 23rd, through Sunday, November 27th, in anticipation of increased Thanksgiving holiday traffic. Drivers should be prepared for winter driving conditions, especially if they plan to travel across mountain passes or in higher elevation areas such as the Palouse or the mountains of northeast Washington. 
WSU Football-On Friday, November 25, expect congestion on US 195 and SR 27 between Spokane and Pullman, plus SR 26 between Vantage and Colfax, as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar/UW Husky Apple Cup football game.  Game time is 12:30 p.m.
SPOKANE CITY37th Avenue, Regal to Custer Streets- Phase I of this project is scheduled for completion Saturday, November 26. At this time landscape work will focus on addressing areas that have a safety concern.  The remaining landscape work will be completed in the spring of 2017.  37th Avenue from Freya to Custer Street is closed. The detour route 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.
Bridge Avenue and Monroe Street CSO Work- 
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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way Pahse 2A, Sherman to Erie Streets-
his project will provide a route that eliminates several safety issues and increases capacity into and out of the downtown area. Improvements include a new asphalt  street, utility infrastructure, storm drainage, street lighting, street trees, and re-vegetation. In lieu of sidewalks, a section of the Ben Burr trail will be separated from the roadway traffic and aligned parallel to the Spokane River.

Monroe and Lincoln Street, Main Avenue to 2nd AvenuePaving is complete for this year.  Top lift paving is scheduled for the 2017 construction season. 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 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.

Residential Crack Sealing- Working on Pittsburg 29th to 34th Avenue and Lacey/ Hoffman et al, bounded by Queen to Hoffman-Crestline to Haven.

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

Centennial Trail Work- 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 and Little Spokane Connection Road (Wandermere Golf Course area)- Repairing hillsides and retrofit Stormwater facilities. Possible lane restrictions for stormwater work and shoulder work.

55th Ave, Regal Ave, 57th Ave- New Electrical Poles. Lane restrictions with flaggers through early December.

Barker Road (11th Ave. to 15th Ave.)- Road work and widening. Lane restrictions, watch for flaggers.

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

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