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Al Gilson
2714 N. Mayfair Street
Spokane, WA 99207
509.324.6000

Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Statewide Construction and Travel Updates
Statewide Construction and Travel Updates


WSDOT/Eastern Region Construction Activity & Possible Delays for July 17-27, 2014

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Online Update Connections: Eastern Region traffic and Keller Ferry service updates can also be received by text message on your cell phone. To sign up, go to http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ and click on the “Email/Text Updates” link in the upper right corner of the website, then follow the directions. Spokane Area and Keller ferry updates are also on Twitter by following “@SRTMC” or via Facebook by searching for and friending “Spokane Traffic.”

Event Alert: Thursday through Sunday, July 24-27, drivers on Interstate 90 between Spokane and the Idaho border should be alert for motorcycle congestion, especially in the vicinity of Barker Road and Liberty Lake. The Harley Owners Group is sponsoring a rally being held at a motorcycle dealership in that area.


Spokane Area Projects

US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90 (MP 271-283)
Traffic Impacts: Between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, drivers should expect intermittent lane closures in the vicinity of Flint Rd. Motorists should be alert for flaggers directing traffic and trucks entering and exiting the roadway. Flint Road is closed from US 2 to the south. A detour is available. Flint Road is closed to the north between 7pm and 6am, Monday through Friday. Grinding and paving will continue between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. from FAFB through Airway Heights. Drivers should expect lane restrictions. Drivers should be very alert for grooved pavement and abrupt lane edges. Motorcyclists need to use extreme caution on grooved surfaces and abrupt lane edges.
Project Description: Resurface highway and install signal system at Flint Road Intersection plus some improvements at the Espanola Road intersection.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US2/EspanolaRdInterstate90

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street (MP 282-284)
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! During evening and overnight hours, from about 9 p.m. until the following morning at 5 a.m., motorists should be alert for on and off ramp closures and outside lane closures from 7 p.m. to the following morning at 6 a.m. Drivers should be alert for daytime shoulder closures.
Project Description: Replacement of existing illumination lighting, poles, and wiring, plus replacement of existing irrigation system.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/VicLibertyPkHavIllum

I-90/Barker Road to Idaho Border (MP 293-299)
Traffic Impacts: In general, work on this project is underway evenings and overnight hours, from about 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning. Work may be underway on weekends. Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions, possible slow traffic, and rough pavement with equipment operating in the adjacent lane. Drivers should be very alert for abrupt lane edges. Motorcyclists need to use extreme caution on ground-out surfaces and abrupt lane edges. Motorists also need to pay close attention to speed limit signage. The legal speed limit is reduced to 60 mph in some areas of the project when grooved pavement is present. Speed limit signage may change depending on the work underway and location.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing.
Project website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/BarkerRdIdahoStLn

US 195/Hatch Road to Cheney-Spokane Road ITS (MP 91-94)
Traffic Impacts: Complete.
Project Description: Construct a fiber optic link along US 195 from Hatch Road to Cheney-Spokane Road. Add 4 new traffic cameras and traffic volume monitoring equipment.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US195/HatchRdToCheneyITS

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange (MP 94)
Traffic Impacts: Minor items. All ramps opening to traffic.
Project Description: Construct new full interchange.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US195/CheneySpokaneIC/

SR 290-Trent Avenue/Hamilton Street to Sullivan Road (MP 1-11)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions.
Project Description: Asphalt pavement patching.

SR 902/ Craig Road to Hayford Road (MP 10-12)
Traffic Impacts: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 21-23 from around 8 a.m. until as late as 3:30 p.m., drivers should be alert for single-lane, alternating traffic near the work zones.
Project Description: Culvert repair.

SR 904/Cheney (Betz Road) to I-90 @ Four Lakes (MP 13-17)
Traffic Impacts: Some paint striping and other items on the schedule. Possible lane restrictions.
Project Description: Grind out existing pavement and resurface with hot mix asphalt.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR904/BetzRdI90

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements
Traffic Impacts: All lanes open to traffic. Minor clean-up items may be underway.
Project Description: Remove and replace existing Francis Avenue Bridge over the BNSF Railway with longer structure to accommodate new freeway.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/NSC_FrancisAveImprovements

NSC/BNSF Railway Structures/Realignment & Ped/Bike Trail Extension
Traffic Impacts: Drivers on Freya, north of Francis, and at the NSC southbound off-ramp roundabout, should be alert for flaggers directing traffic as trucks enter and exit the work area. During morning commute hours, southbound NSC drivers should be prepared to stop near the roundabout and expect some congestion and delays.
Project Description: Construct two freeway mainline bridges over the BNSF tracks and two pedestrian bridges. Realign BNSF mainline and spur tracks. Extend Children of the Sun Trail into the Hillyard area.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/BNSF_RailwayRealignment


 Outside the Spokane Area

Adams County

I-90/Grant-Adams County Line to SR 21 Interchange (MP 192-208)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions, possible slow traffic.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/GrantCoLnSR21/


Ferry/Lincoln Counties

SR 21/Keller Ferry (MP 106)
Traffic Impacts: In general, Keller Ferry operates 7 days per week from 6a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (last trip).
Ferry Service Status Information: Up to the minute service information for the Keller Ferry is always available via your telephone. Just dial 888-808-7977 (toll-free) from any landline or cell phone. The Washington State Ferries automated system will answer, give the time, and will list the Main Menu. When the automated voice says “Main Menu” you just reply by speaking: “KELLER FERRY.” The system will then jump to the current Keller Ferry recorded information. Keller ferry service updates can also be received by text message on your cell phone. To sign up, go to http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ and click on the “Email/Text Updates” link in the upper right corner of the website, then follow the directions. Spokane Area and Keller ferry updates are also on Twitter by following @SRTMC or via Facebook by searching for and friending “Spokane Traffic.”
Keller Ferry Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Eastern/KellerFerry/


Spokane County

US 2/Westwood Road to Pend Oreille County Line (MP 306-315)
Traffic Impacts: In general, work on this project is underway evenings and overnight hours, from about 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, (as late as 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings). Drivers should be alert for single-lane traffic directed by flaggers and pilot cars with delays up to 20 minutes. Drivers should be very alert for grooved pavement and abrupt lane edges. Motorcyclists need to use extreme caution on grooved surfaces and abrupt lane edges.
Project Description: Asphalt pavement resurfacing.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US2/WestwoodRdPendOrCoLn/

I-90/Lincoln/Spokane County Line to Salnave Road Interchange
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions, possible slow traffic, and rough pavement with equipment operating in the adjacent lane. Motorcyclists need to use extreme caution on ground-out surfaces. Motorists also need to pay close attention to speed limit signage. The legal speed limit is reduced to 60 mph in some areas of the project. Speed limit signage may change depending on the work underway and location.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/LincolnCoLnSalnaveRd


Lincoln County

US 2/Creston to Davenport (MP 230-250)
Traffic Impacts: Chip sealing underway. Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes at work locations with flaggers and pilot cars directing alternating, single-lane traffic when chip seal operations are underway. Motorists should be alert for fresh oil, loose gravel, and 35 mph advisory speeds. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution. CHIP SEAL WORK REQUIRES DRY WEATHER AND MAY BE POSTPONED AND/OR RE-SCHEDULED.
Project Description: Crack sealing and centerline rumble strip patching in advance of chip seal.
Project Website:. www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/ChipSeal/2014ERSeal/

SR 25/Davenport to Fruitland (MP 0-38)
Traffic Impacts: Chip sealing underway. Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes at work locations with flaggers and pilot cars directing alternating, single-lane traffic when chip seal operations are underway. Motorists should be alert for fresh oil, loose gravel, and 35 mph advisory speeds. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution. Drivers with time-sensitive travel might consider adding an hour to their trip to ensure on-time arrival. CHIP SEAL WORK REQUIRES DRY WEATHER AND MAY BE POSTPONED AND/OR RE-SCHEDULED.
Project Description: Crack sealing and pre-level paving in advance of chip seal.
Project Website:. www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/ChipSeal/2014ERSeal/


Pend Oreille County

SR 20/Usk to Newport (MP 423-436)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for single-lane, alternating traffic directed by flaggers with possible delays up to 20 minutes at multiple work locations. Drivers with time-sensitive travel might consider adding an hour to their trip to ensure on-time arrival. WORK REQUIRES DRY WEATHER AND MAY BE POSTPONED AND/OR RE-SCHEDULED.
Project Description: Pavement repair and pre-level paving in advance of chip seal.
Project Website:. www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/ChipSeal/2014ERSeal/


Whitman County

SR 270/Bishop Blvd. to Terre View Drive (Airport Road)-Sewer Line (MP 3-4)
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! SR 270 is reduced to one lane in each direction. Drivers should expect slow traffic and possible delays 24 hours per day.
Project Description: Sewer line installation. This is a City of Pullman Project, for information call (509)338-3222.

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The City of Spokane has current street construction listed on their website.

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Highway Work Zone Safety Tips
  • Expect delays and congestion in and near construction zones and alternate routes. Please be patient. Leave early for work or other appointments.
  • Obey all traffic signs, flagging personnel
  • Watch for traffic slowdowns and brake lights farther ahead, especially on high-speed highways such as I-90. Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front. Rear end collisions are the most common type of accidents in work zones.
  • Safety for construction workers, motorists, and pedestrians is our number one concern. It is extremely important to be alert for flaggers and construction workers.
  • Please drive cautiously and watch for changes in road surface conditions.
  • Please slow down. Remember, traffic fines are double in work zones.
     

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Remember, please slow down in construction work zones and watch for signs
and instructions from traffic flagging personnel. "A split-second of inattention
on your part can result in the serious injury or death of a highway worker."

Give 'em a Brake

 

Washington State Department of Transportation/Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair St.
Spokane, WA 99207
509.324.6000
 

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WSDOT/Eastern Region Public Affairs
509.324.6015