US 2 - Division Wye to Farwell Rd - Paving - Complete October 2019

Project news

Located on US 2 (N. Newport Hwy) within the city of Spokane and Spokane County, this pavement rehabilitation project begins at the Division Wye and extends to Farwell Road. Grinding and paving almost two inches of hot mix asphalt is intended to preserve the pavement structure below and provide a newer, smoother ride.

The project extends through five signalized intersections:

  • E. Holland Avenue
  • Northpointe Plaza shopping center entrance
  • E. Hawthorne Road
  • N. Nevada Street
  • E. Farwell Road

Excluded from the project area is the roundabout constructed in 2018 at the entrance to the new Costco retail development.

Needs & benefits

The existing pavement surface for this 2.7 miles of US 2 has reached the end of its service life. This project will grind out the existing broken and rough surface, paving it back with new hot mix asphalt which will maintain the serviceability of this route.

The major benefit of this type of road construction (grind and inlay) is the cost. Grinding the top, or the wearing course, of a road and paving new hot mix asphalt gives WSDOT the opportunity to utilize the existing roadway base. Including hot mix asphalt and the rock, while eliminating the portion of the road that has become roughened and cracked by traffic and weather. This process, compared to a full road rebuild is a fraction of the price.

This project will also update the existing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) features along the route within the project limits.


The project was completed in late October.


Financial Data for PIN 600229Y
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)

  • Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $3,460
  • Total - $3,460


Ryan Overton, communications
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA 99207
(509) 324-6014

Paving map of US 2 Division to Farwell