Eastern

Eastern Region Guardrail - 2016 - Completed August 2016

Overview
This project installed upgraded guardrail segments on US 2 and Interstate 90 in west Spokane.  Upgraded guardrail segments replaced older rail with material that meets newer standards.

 

How you benefit

Improves safety
Upgraded rail enhances protection for drivers that lose control of their vehicles.

US 395 - NSC - Wellesley Ave. & Freya St. Intersection Improvements - Completed October 2016

Overview
This project improved the Wellesley/Freya intersection prior to the construction of the North Spokane Corridor Freeway by building a roundabout.

How you benefit

Relieves congestion
When the Wellesley Avenue Interchange on the NSC freeway is completed, this intersection will have more traffic.  the roundabout will move traffic more efficiently.

Partnerships & cooperation
The City of Spokane oversaw a sewer and water system project prior to the roundabout construction.

I-90 - Wahl Road and BNSF Bridge Deck Repairs - Complete September 2016

Overview
This project involved the resurfacing of freeway bridges over Wahl Road and the BNSF Railway.

 

How you benefit

Economic incentive
Extend the life of the underlying bridge structure and preserve the public investment in the system.

 

US 395 - Hawthorne Road - Intersection Improvements - Completed September 2016

Overview
This project included upgrading the existing traffic signal system and revising the lane configurations to allow for an eight phase operation of the traffic signal increases efficiency through the intersection. Dedicated left turn lanes were added each direction on Hawthorne Rd as well as a dedicated right turn lane on the east leg.

How you benefit

Relieves congestion
More efficient traffic configuration helps traffic flow better.

2016 Eastern Region Chip Seal - Complete September 2016

Overview
Chip sealing preserves the integrity and life of deteriorating roadway by applying a Bituminous Surface Treatment (BST) seal coat of oil and gravel (chips) to the existing pavement. Restoration is necessary before the underlying road structure is damaged, requiring a much more expensive rebuild.

 

How you benefit

Economic incentive
Extends the life of the sub-surface roadway structure preserving the citizens investment in the roadway.

I-90 - Freya Street Interchange - Ramp Improvements - Completed September 2016

Overview
The new off ramp routes traffic onto existing Second Avenue several blocks prior to Freya. Drivers are able to select the proper lane to continue west on Second or turn north on Freya well ahead of the signal. The signal now only requires two phases.

 

How you benefit

Relieves congestion
The old ramp was too short and traffic backed up onto the main freeway lanes during busy commute hours.

 

SR 290 - Spokane River East Trent Bridge

Project News

Bridge design is underway.  The project start date has moved from spring 2019 to spring 2020.

Eastern Region ADA Pedestrian Access - Complete September 2017

Project news

  • Most work complete. Minor items remain.
     

In this project, ADA improvement were made at selected intersections on US 2 and SR 290 in the Spokane area, SR 902 in Medical Lake, SR 904 in Cheney and the Sprague Lake rest areas.  The selected intersections will have the ADA features brought up to current standards.  The work was handled by the Wm. Winkler Company of Newman Lake, WA with a construction bid of $1,093,778.

Project Benefits

Improves Safety

Improved access for citizens.

SR 26 - US 195 - North Fork Palouse River Bridge Repairs

Project news

February 2019

  • WSDOT is working on a preferred solution to construct a new single bridge. This will replace the current two structures. The project will be programmed for construction in 2025.

Winter 2017

US 2 - US 395 - Intersection Improvements

Project news

  • Weekly Construction Update
  • Under construction
  • This project was awarded to Specialized Pavement Marking, Inc. of Tulation, OR with a construction bid of $1,526,969.

This project includes installation of enhanced striping and signage at selected intersections on US 2 and US 395.

Why is WSDOT addressing these intersections?
Enhanced signage and striping may assist drivers as they approach intersections of local roads with high-speed highways.

US 395 - North Spokane Corridor - BNSF Railway Realignment - Complete December 2015

Overview
Realigned 7.5 miles of BNSF track, built two freeway bridges, and built two pedestrian/bike trail bridges. Extended "Children of the Sun" trail approximately one mile into the Hillyard community.

How you benefit

Relieves congestion
When fully completed the NSC provides a high speed north south route through Spokane.  Bike path provides safer alternate travel mode for commuters

I-90 - Medical Lake Interchange Improvements

Project news

The project has been awarded to N.A. Degerstrom, Inc.

The SR 902 Interchange Reconstruction project is located at the existing Highway 902 Interchange at exit 272 along I-90. The project includes the construction of - 

US 2 - Deer Road to Elk Chattaroy Road - Corridor Review

Project news

Winter 2017

Needs & benefits

Why is WSDOT conducting a US 2 / Deer Road to Elk-Chattaroy Corridor Study?

US 395 - North Spokane Corridor

Project news

2019 North Spokane Corridor Projects

US 195 - Hatch Road to Interstate 90

Project news

WSDOT Engineers are currently exploring small, intersection-related projects on US 195 between Hatch Road and Interstate 90. The latest design concepts are available.

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