Eastern region construction update and travel advisory

Jan. 22 - Feb. 5, 2021
WSDOT Eastern Region, 509-324-6000

2021 Eastern Region construction map (pdf 256 kb)

 

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.

  • Progress: Work is scheduled to begin March 12, 2021.

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

2020 Eastern Region Chip Seal
Highway: US 2, US 395/I-90 Interchange, SR 20, SR 270, SR 23, SR 27, SR 231 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln, Stevens, Spokane, Pend Oreille, Whitman & Adams
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: Physical completion October 9, 2020

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

  • Work Schedule: Work is scheduled to begin on or before April 1, 2021.

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

Ferry

SR 21 - West Fork Sanpoil Bridge Replace Structure (MP 145.6)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 145.6
Description: Earthwork, removing and relocating the temporary Bailey Bridge, removing the existing bridge and installing a new bridge with wing walls, paving with HMA, stream channel excavation and in water stream work, rock and boulder placing, wood material placing and other items.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr21/westfork-san-poil-bridge/home

  • Progress: The project is substantially complete and on suspension while waiting for the plant establishment period. 

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

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: All work complete except for a change order sign. 
  • Work Schedule: All remaining work will be completed during daylight hours with shoulder closures.

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

  • Work Schedule: Work is suspended until spring 2021. Speed reductions have been removed at this time.

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: Work is scheduled to begin between April 12 and May 17, 2021.

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 deck is complete. The barrier has been formed and poured. Work on the north and westbound ramp roundabouts is complete. The eastbound ramp roundabout is complete with the exception of the SB lanes coming off of the new bridge. The new bridge remains closed and a temporary lane configuration is being used on the existing bridge between the eastbound and westbound ramps.
  • Work Schedule: All ramps and roundabouts are open to traffic. Work is currently suspended for winter. The remaining work on the new bridge and the connections to the I-90 roundabouts will be completed in the spring of 2021.

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: Colored precast concrete barrier is being fabricated over the winter months.
  • Work Schedule:  First working day is anticipated for April 2021. 

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 HMA, guideposts, pavement markings, and rumble strips.

  • Work Schedule:  Work is scheduled to begin Spring 2021.

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

  • Progress: Construction; suspended on Oct. 16, 2020.
  • Work Schedule: Work on hold pending procurement of materials. Anticipated back on site March 1, 2021. 

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: Work to begin Jan. 11, 2021. Crews will be installing structural shoring.

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

  • Progress: Awarded to Max J. Kuney 11/12/2020.
  • Work Schedule: Work suspended until June.

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 Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Wellesley closed. 
  • Week of Jan. 18: Mainline slopes, ditches, grading, install T-walls and backfill. Mainline bridge – install & backfill T-walls, install girder diaphragms, installation of span 4 girders, weld ballast pans, and weld girders to sole plate

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

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 remove and replace the existing bridge along with 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: Project is on winter shutdown.

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, franchinse 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

  • Work Schedule: Work is scheduled to begin on or before March 8, 2021.

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.

  • Work Schedule: Seeding pushed out, punchlist. 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 Schedule: Project under winter suspension. The track is open. Work to likely resume in July. 

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

Construction Information for the Greater Spokane Metropolitan Area