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I-90 - Liberty Park Pl to Sprague Ave - Paving

Project news

The contract is set to go to ad on March 22, 2021.

Needs & benefits

The pavement conditions within the limits of the project have fallen below an acceptable rating. This project will rehabilitate the roadway along this section to preserve the pavement and pavement structure. During construction, crews will be working at night to limit impacts to the traveling public. During overnight hours one lane of travel will remain open. Drivers can expect ramp closures and reduced speeds throughout the duration of the project.

I-90 - Tokio to Lincoln Co. Line - Paving

Project news

This project is in the design phase and is currently out for ad.

Needs & benefits

Asphalt in this section of I-90 between the Tokio interchange and Lincoln County Line has reached the end of its usable lifecycle. This project will rehabilitate roughly 8 miles of Interstate 90 in both directions by grinding out the current pavement and inlaying new HMA (Hot Mix Asphalt) on the roadway to create a smoother ride.

SR 26 - Dusty to Colfax - Add Climbing Lanes

Project news

Design on the project began in 2019. Right of way acquisition and design continues. The project is anticipated to go to ad during the spring of 2021.

’Tis the season to plan for snow and ice

Prepare now for 2020-21 winter season driving. Studded tires are legal Nov. 1-March 31, but there also are many other altertnatives to explore that can be driven year round.

Allow extra time if traveling this Labor Day weekend

Anyone traveling this Labor Day weekend should expect congetstion and plan ahead using WSDOT travel charts and tools

Barker Road and I-90 interchange in Spokane Valley closing for 15 days

SPOKANE VALLEY – Drivers who use Barker Road and the Barker Road interchange at Interstate 90 will need to find alternate routes during an upcoming 15-day closure.

Public invited to comment on the North Spokane Corridor Air Quality Discipline Report

SPOKANE – People can now comment on the North Spokane Corridor Air Quality Discipline Report. This report documents the air quality, energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) analyses completed for the 2020 reevaluation of the North Spokane Corridor project in the section from Carlisle Avenue south, across the Spokane River, to I-90. Comments on the report will be accepted starting today, July 27, to Aug. 25.

New initiative opens some low-speed state roadways to healthy uses

State departments of Heath, Commerce and Transportation announce Safe Streets program to temporarily reallocate lanes on certain roads for physical distancing or economic needs.

Spokane's Historic East Trent Bridge closing June 1 for demolition and replacement

The historic East Trent Bridge, built in 1910 on State Route 290, is finally set to be demolished starting in early June. Travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes as Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews begin to remove and replace the structure.

WSDOT seeks public input for North Spokane Corridor design concepts

People are invited to provide feedback on architectural designs for bridges and walls to be built at Wellesley and Euclid Avenues as part of the North Spokane Corridor (NSC). The Washington State Department of Transportation invites everyone interested in the NSC, especially businesses and residents of the Hillyard and Minnehaha neighborhoods, to participate in the online survey that will be available until April 13, 2020.

Historic East Trent Bridge closing mid-April for demolition and replacement

The historic East Trent Bridge, built in 1910 on State Route 290, is finally set to be demolished starting Monday, March 16. Travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes as Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews begin to remove and replace the structure.

WSDOT seeks public input for I-90 safety improvements along 15-mile stretch west of Spokane

People are invited to provide feedback on options to improve safety while considering conservation of basalt rock along a 15-mile stretch of Interstate 90, just west of Spokane in the Four Lakes and Tyler area. The Washington State Department of Transportation invites everyone who relies on this section of I-90, including residents, businesses, commuters and organizations that support the Spokane region, to participate in an online survey.

Public invited to preview North Spokane Corridor/Interstate 90 design updates

The community is invited to a public meeting Thursday, Feb. 13, to hear about design elements being considered for the North Spokane Corridor connection to Interstate 90 near the Liberty Park interchange. The Washington State Department of Transportation project team will discuss proposed changes to the original design, which are intended to reduce congestion along I-90.

SR 261 - McElroy Coulee Crossing - Replace Drainage Structure

Project news

Contract has been awarded to Shamrock Paving Inc./Murphy Brothers

Needs & benefits

The current bridge has become structurally deficient.  It will be replaced with a new box culvert which is a cost effective option for building and maintaining the bridge in this situation. First order of work will be to install a temporary detour route alongside SR 261. This detour will be a single lane with alternating traffic utilizing stop signs for both directions.

I-90 - Spokane Port of Entry Weigh Station Scale Pit Repairs

Project news

This project is currently on ad with the bid opening scheduled for Oct. 14.

Needs & benefits

Both scale pits are seeing some fatigue due to the settling of the foundation and expansion of adjacent pavement. This project will rehabilitate each scale, platform, and surrounding pavement to preserve the function and operation of the weigh station. 

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