I-90 - Hamilton Westbound On-Ramp Deck Repair

Project news

  • The contract was awarded to Max J. Kuney Company on May 22, with a winning bid of $1.43 million.
  • Closure of the I-90 westbound on-ramp has reopened with minor construction items to finish in 2019. The 2nd Ave offramp to Hamilton reopened in mid-January.
  • Restrictions for Oversize Motor Vehicles will be in place during the ramp closure. 

Travelers will have several options to access westbound I-90 during the closure, though some depend on vehicle height (see map):

  • Vehicles under 14 feet tall can take the Second Avenue ramp down to Browne Street and access I-90 there
  • Vehicles under 15 feet can briefly head east, exit at Altamont Street (exit 283 A) and then travel under the freeway  and take the westbound ramp back onto the interstate
  • Vehicles over 15 feet will need to head east to the Third Avenue/Freya Street interchange (Exit 283 B) and then cross over to Second Avenue and take the westbound ramp onto I-90

Needs & benefits

This project consists of deck repairs to the I-90, westbound ramp from I-90 to Hamilton Street and SR 290.  These bridges, opened in the early 1970's, cross Third Avenue and Second Avenue just east of downtown Spokane.  The bridge surfaces are in a state of disrepair requiring extensive maintenance.  This project will resurface the bridges providing a smoother roadway.

Timeline

Construction is scheduled to run from July through December 2018. Expect minor items to be finished in 2019.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 629002A, 629002B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $2,006
CWA $189
Total $2,195

Contact

Chad Simonson, project engineer
WSDOT Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA  99207
509-324-6000

I-90 Hamilton Ramp project thumbnail map