Eastern region construction update and travel advisory

May 14 - May 28, 2021
WSDOT Eastern Region, 509-324-6000

2021 Eastern Region construction map (pdf 256 kb)

Special Note w/o May 17:

The following scheduled upcoming closures on I-90, weather permitting.

I-90 - Geiger Road Interchange Reconstruction (MP 277.26)
On Friday, May 7, at 5:30 a.m., the Grove Rd. bridge over I-90 will close to traffic for several weeks. The westbound I-90 on-ramp from Grove Rd. will also close to traffic as Phase 2 of construction begins on the roundabout at Grove Rd. and the westbound I-90 on and off-ramps. Drivers will need to follow detours. 

Harvard Rd. Interchange Improvement (I-90  MP 295.15 to MP 296.45)
Speed reduction to 60 mph implemented morning of Monday, February 15.

Traffic Control w/o 5/17: 

I-90
Eastbound - Mon (5/17) thru Fri (5/21) - single lane closures  7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Full closure and detour Thurs (5/20) and Fri (5/121)  9 p.m. - 4 a.m. 
Westbound - Mon (5/17) thru Fri (5/21) - single lane closures  7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Full closure and detour Thurs (5/20) and Fri (5/121)  9 p.m. - 4 a.m. 
Westbound loop ramp will be closed Mon (5/17) thru Fri (5/21) 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.

Harvard
No expected traffic impacts.

I-90/Lincoln Co. to BNSF RR Bridge - Roadside Safety (I-90 MP 255.00 to MP 270.10)
Inside lane closures within project limits.

I-90 - Medical Lake/SR 902 Interchange Improvements (MP 272.81)
All ramps and roundabouts are open to traffic.
 

2021 Eastern Region Chip Seal
Highway: Various Region: Eastern
Description: Construction of Bituminous Surface Treatment (BST), removing existing overlay from bridge decks, bridge deck repair, waterproof membrane, planing bituminous pavement, crack sealing, Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) for pavement repair, pre-level. Crushed Surfacing Base Course (CSBC), Crushed Surfacing Top Course (CSTC), centerline rumble strips, fog seal, pavement markings, guardrail, guideposts, traffic control.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2020-chip-seal/home

Progress w/o 5/17: Crack sealing has begun on SR 26 starting at milepost 61.58 and will be followed by paving HMA for preleveling.
Work Schedule w/o 5/17: Crack sealing will continue this week on SR 26, then begin on SR 274. Preleveling and pavement repair is expected to begin on SR 26 this week.  The project is scheduled to be completed in 32 working days. Expect delays and slow speeds during construction.
Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

Adams

SR 261 - McElroy Coulee Crossing Replace Drainage Structure
Highway:
SR 261 Region: Eastern County: Adams Location: MP 57.70 to 57.75
Description: Improvement of SR 261 by removing an existing concrete bridge, constructing a new 4-sided split box culvert bridge, constructing and removing a detour roadway including a temporary culvert, HMA paving and striping, installing beam guardrail and flexible guideposts, and temporary traffic control.
Project website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr261/mcelroy-coulee-crossing/home

Status: Suspension seeding window Fall 2021.
Progress w/o 5/17: Seeding will take place in the Fall of 2021.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

Ferry

No scheduled traffic impacts.

Lincoln

No scheduled traffic impacts.

Pend Oreille

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Spokane

I-90 - Barker Road Interchange Improvement
Highway:
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 293.74 to MP 294.45
Description: Construct a roundabout at each of the eastbound and westbound ramp terminals (55 working days)
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/barker-harvard/home

Progress: Substantial completion

Work Schedule w/o 5/17: Determination of new seeding spec will determine physical completion.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8410

I-90 - Harvard Road Interchange Improvement
Highway:
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 295.15 to MP 296.45
Description: Widening the structure over I-90 to add a northbound lane and realigning the westbound I-90 on-ramps to create better merging.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/barker-harvard/home

Progress: in-fill wall and pedestal forming on north abutment and pier.
Traffic Control w/o 5/17: 

I-90
Eastbound - Mon (5/17) thru Fri (5/21) - single lane closures  7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Full closure and detour Thurs (5/20) and Fri (5/121)  9 p.m. - 4 a.m. 
Westbound - Mon (5/17) thru Fri (5/21) - single lane closures  7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Full closure and detour Thurs (5/20) and Fri (5/121)  9 p.m. - 4 a.m. 
Westbound loop ramp will be closed Mon (5/17) thru Fri (5/21) 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.

Harvard
No expected traffic impacts.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8410

I-90 - Geiger Road Interchange Reconstruction (MP 277.26)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 277.26
Description: Improvement of I-90/Geiger Field Interchange/Exit 276. This work includes earthwork, roadway excavation and embankment, drainage, wetlands, CSBC, paving with HMA, illumination, ITS, erosion control plantings, cement curb and sidewalk, pavement markings, permanent signing, and traffic control.
Project Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/geiger/home

Work Schedule w/o 5/17: The westbound loop ramp is permanently closed and southbound access to Grove Road from the westbound off ramp is restricted. The I-90 overpass and westbound on ramps are currently closed. The I-90 overpass and westbound on ramp is currently closed. Detours are in place to direct traffic around the construction site. This closure will last approximately one month and will allow for the completion of the roundabout at the westbound ramps. The closure will also allow for work to begin on the eastbound ramp roundabout. Electrical and drainage installation.

Traffic Control w/o 5/17: Detours are in place to direct traffic around the construction site.  This closure will last approximately one month, and will allow for the completion of the roundabout at the westbound ramps. The closure will also allow for work to begin on the eastbound ramp roundabout. 

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

I-90 - Medical Lake/SR 902 Interchange Improvements (MP 272.81)
Highway: I-90/SR 902 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 272.81
Description: Reconstruction of the intersections at the eastbound and westbound ramp terminals. This will replace the current intersections with roundabouts. Replacement and relocation of the intersection of SR 902 and Geiger Blvd. with a roundabout. Construction of a new bridge structure parallel to the existing overpass at I-90.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/medical-lake/home

Progress: The bridge work is complete with the exception of railing installation and some repair work on the old bridge.  The new bridge is open in a temporary lane configuration between the eastbound and westbound ramps. All paving and ramp construction is complete with the exception of permanent striping.

Work Schedule w/o 5/17: All ramps and roundabouts are open to traffic.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

I-90 - Lincoln Co. to BNSF RR Bridge - Roadside safety
Highway:
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 255.00 to MP 270.10
Description: Grading and excavation in the median. Rock Removal and installation of concrete barrier and guardrail.
Project website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/lincoln-county-bnsf-rr-bridge/home

Progress: Excavation, guardrail placement, and shouldering in median throughout project limits.
Traffic Control w/o 5/17:  Expect inside (near median) lane closures between 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; both directions Monday - Thursday.  

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8410

I-90 - Tokio Rd. to Lincoln Co. Line - Paving
Highway:
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Adams Location: MP 231.82 to 239.11
Description: This project improves 7.29 miles of I-90 by planing bituminous pavement, pavement repair, paving with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), guideposts, pavement markings, rumble strips, and traffic control.
Project Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/tokio-lincoln-county/home

Work Schedule:  Work is scheduled to begin on approximately July 12, 2021. The project is expected to be completed in approximately 50 working days.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

I-90 - Sprague Ave I/C to Argonne Rd I/C - Paving
Highway:
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 284.81 to MP 287.99
Description: Rehabilitates 4.3 miles of the existing asphalt pavement by grinding and placing 0.15 foot depth of asphalt on the driving lanes.  Expansion joint modification, spall repair, crack and joint sealing, HMA paving, inlet protection, erosion/water pollution control, remove/reset concrete barrier, adjust manholes & catch basins, grate risers, guideposts, pavement marking, traffic control, and bridge deck rut repair.
Project website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/sprague-argonne/home

Progress: RCS joint failure requires the removal and replacement to take place once the contractor can secure material and schedule. 
Work Schedule: Repair of bridge expansion joints will be conducted in Spring 2021.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

I-90 - US 2 Garden Springs to Broadway Ave - Ramp Meters (MP 279.79 to 282.54)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 279.79 to MP 282.54
Description: This project improves various I-90 ramps by furnishing and installing: ITS ramp meters and other ITS components, constructing foundations for ITS standards, pavement markings, permanent signing, bridge-mounted sign brackets, traffic curb, concrete barrier, guardrail and guardrail anchors, irrigation system repairs, seeding and fertilizing.
Project Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/us2-garden-springs-broadway/home

Work Schedule w/o 5/17: Project closeout.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

I-90 - Spokane Port of Entry Weigh Station Scale Pit Repairs (MP 298.31 to 298.32)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 298.31 to MP 298.32
Description: This project rehabilitates the weigh station scale pits.
Project Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/spokane-port-entry/home

Progress: Awarded to N.A. Degerstrom 11/3/2020; Executed 11/24/2020.
Work Schedule w/o 5/17: Work suspended until WSP receives the load cells to accomplish their work before contractor can come back. Anticipated to begin week of 5/24.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/NSC Spokane River to Columbia (MP 159.05 - 161.16)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC MP 159.05 - 161.16
Description: This project constructs two prestressed concrete girder bridges, two weathering steel plate girder bridges, including grading, excavation, embankment, concrete retaining walls, noise walls and barrier, PCCP, HMA, stormwater, and drainage, curbing, guardrail, fencing, concrete barrier, sidewalks, illumination, ITS, signing and pavement markings.
Project Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us395/spokane-river-columbia-segment/home

Work Description w/o 5/17: Install silt fence, footings at Euclid, retraining walls 21 and 19, and retaining walls 22 and 23.
Work Schedule w/o 5/17:TBD

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/NSC BNSF 2nd Railroad Realignment (MP 159.06 - 160.59)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC MP 159.06 - 160.59
Description: Construction of two railroad structures, BNSF shoofly, retaining walls, clearing, and grubbing, roadway excavation and embankment, HMA paving, installing curb and sidewalk plus utility work.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us395/nsc-bnsf/home

Work Description w/o 5/17: Mainline slopes and ditches, embankment, grading. ESL Line - slopes and ditches. BNSF track work.  Conduit crossings at Wellesley, job fencing, water proofing mainline bridge, install dry well and excavate pond south of Bridgeport.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wellesley closed. 

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/NSC Sprague to Spokane River - Phase 1 (MP 158.55 - 158.84)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC MP 158.55 - 158.84
Description: This project constructs two prestressed concrete girder bridges.
Project Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us395/sprague-avenue-spokane-river/home

Work Schedule: Mobilization to jobsite expected to begin in June.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

SR 290 Spokane River E. Trent Bridge - Replace Bridge (MP 0.74 to 0.95)
Highway: SR 290 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 0.74 to MP 0.95
Description: This project will construct and remove work access bridge, remove and replace the existing bridge, full-depth roadway reconstruction, utility adjustments, and upgrades, illumination, infiltration pond grading, stormwater upgrades, cement concrete ramps, and traffic island construction.
Project Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR290/trentbridge/default.htm

Work Schedule w/o 5/17: Anticipating work start June 1.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

SR 290 - City of Spokane Valley - SR 290/Barker Road BNSF Grade Separation
Highway:
SR 290 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 11.40 to 12.89
Description: Improvement of Barker Road and SR 290 (Trent Avenue) Interchange. This work includes earthwork, roadway excavation and embankment, rock excavation, draining, paving with HMA, illumination, franchise utility relocation and installation, erosion control, seeding, cement concrete curb, sidewalk, pavement markings, permanent signing, traffic control, and one prestressed concrete bridge.
Project website: https://www.spokanevalley.org/BarkerBNSF

Progress: Project has started. Work includes clearing and grubbing the area north of SR 290 (Trent).  Barker Road is closed at the Trent intersection.  Wellesley Ave is closed in both directions between Trent and Campbell Road. Trent is one lane in each direction through the work zone.  Construction Signage is in place. The Contractor has begun the ditch excavation and the roadway embankment on the north side of Trent. This will be the area of the new roundabout. Utility location throughout the project will continue as needed. Rock blasting has taken place with possibly more to come this week. The Contractor is excavating the rock from the blast and incorporating it into the fill. A detour road is under construction off of Barker for local business access.
Work Schedule w/o 5/17: The Contractor is currently surveying the area for construction staking.  Utility locations are being verified. The Contractor is working to build roadway grade on the north side of Trent. The Contractor will begin a foundation for a wall along Barker Road. The detour road south of Trent, off Barker is under construction and is scheduled to be in use by May 31.  The rock blasting work to remove the large rock area along the north side of Trent will continue this week. SR 290 will be delayed again starting at 7:00 p.m. on May 19 and 20.
Traffic Control w/o 5/17: SR 290 will be delayed starting at 7:00 p.m. on Wed May 19 and Thurs May 20.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

I-90/Liberty Park Pl to Sprague Ave - Paving
Highway:
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 282.48 to MP 284.47
Description: HMA Planing and paving (40 working days).
Project website: TBA

Progress: 
Work Schedule: 

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

 

Stevens

No scheduled traffic impacts.

Whitman

PCC Railroad Structure Rehabilitation and Replacement
Highway: Near US 195 Region: Eastern County: Spokane & Whitman 
Description: Rehabilitate bridges at MP 10.5 & 28.4, replace bridge at MP 29.48 and replace bridge at MP 23.89 with a culvert. This project involves roadway excavation, embankment compaction, scour repair and temporary stream diversion, driving steel piles, timber stringers, railroad ballast, treated timber superstructure and steel superstructure.

  • Progress w/o 5/17: Seeding pushed out, punchlist.
  • Work Schedule w/o 5/17: Monday - Friday, 10 hours per day. The track bridge shut down will not affect vehicular traffic.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

Washington State Rural Rail Rehabilitation

Highway: Near SR 26, US 2, US 195 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln & Whitman Location: Hooper Branch MP 41.00 – 58.00, CW Branch MP 10.00 – 39.00, P&L Branch MP 12.00 – 29.28
Description: Improves three branches of the PCC Railway System. The Hooper Branch consists of replacing ties, placing ballast, surfacing, ditching, surfacing turnouts, and crossing rehabilitation. The CW Branch consists of replacing ties, placing ballast, surfacing, rail and OTM replacement, rehabilitation, and replacement of turnouts and crossings. The P&L Branch consists of replacing ties, placing ballast, surfacing, replace crossing and surfacing turnouts, rehabilitation of two timber structures, and replacing eight structures.

Work Description w/o 5/17:Winter suspension. The track is open. Punchlist. Resume bridge work in July 2021 when HPA allows. CW branch - various crossings, joint rehab and punchlist, ballast distribution, surface, line and dress. 
Work Schedule w/o 5/17: Winter suspension.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

Construction Information for the Greater Spokane Metropolitan Area