Eastern region construction update and travel advisory

Sept. 17 - Oct. 1, 2021
WSDOT Eastern Region, 509-324-6000

2021 Eastern Region construction map (pdf 256 kb)

 

WSDOT Maintenance

  • The Rosamond Bridge in Spokane over I-90 is closed in both directions until further notice due to delamination of the bridge deck. Drivers will need to detour via Lindeke Street to the east.

City of Airway Heights & Spokane Tribes

  • They will be replacing the signal poles at two corners of Hayford Road and US 2 in Airway Heights. Crews will be closing portions of Hayford Road, adding a second southbound turn lane, restriping and adding signal loops into the pavement. Work is anticipated to begin Monday, Sept. 20, and last for several weeks.

 

Adams

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Ferry

SR 20 - Sherman Pass RWIS Housing and Generator Rebuild
Highway:
SR 20 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 319.48 to 319.52
Description: Removing and replacing the thermoelectric generator, batteries, and housing of the existing SR 20 RWIS station, and placing a new propane tank concrete pad.

Progress:  This project is waiting on the procurement of materials.
Impacts: None
Work Schedule: No work scheduled.

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

Lincoln

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Pend Oreille

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Spokane

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:  Rail installation continues on the widened overpass. Permanent striping, signage, electrical and sidewalk work will also take place.
Impacts: 

  • I-90 Eastbound Single Lane Closures – 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Mon (9/20), Tues (9/21), Wed (9/22), Thurs (9/23), Fri (9/24)
  • I-90 Westbound Single Lane Closures – 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Mon (9/20), Tues (9/21), Wed (9/22), Thurs (9/23), Fri (9/24)
  • I-90 Westbound Full Closure & Detour - 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Mon (9/20), Tues (9/21), Wed (9/22), Thurs (9/23), Fri (9/24)

Schedule: 6 days a week - 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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

I-90 - Kramer Road Parkway Undercrossing
Highway:
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 295.40 to 295.53
Description: Construction of a new crossing of I-90 at Kramer Parkway. Construction of two new intersections: one at Country Vista and one Mission Ave with Kramer Parkway.  (240 working days)
Project website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/barker-harvard/home

Progress:  TBD
Impacts:  TBD
Work Schedule: TBD

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

I-90 - Mullan Road Crossing -  Bridge Deck Repair
Highway:
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 287
Description: Rehabilitate the existing bridge deck and perform additional depth deck repair as needed. Replace deck with a high early modified concrete overlay to preserve the structural integrity of the bridge. (51 working days)
Project website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/mullan-road/home

Progress:  Work paused until 2022.
Impacts:  TBD
Work Schedule: TBD

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

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

Progress:  The eastbound ramp and westbound ramp roundabouts at the interchange are paved and open to traffic. Concrete, electrical, and sign installation work is ongoing on the Geiger/Flightline roundabout. Earthwork along the eastbound loop ramp is ongoing for the ramp extension. The north half of the Geiger roundabout is paved and open to traffic. Work on stage 2 of the roundabout is ongoing. During this stage, the eastbound lanes of Geiger Blvd. will be closed at the intersection while the southeast and southwest sections of the roundabout are constructed. Work on the drainage ponds and preparation for planting is ongoing project-wide.
Impacts: Eastbound Geiger Blvd. is closed between the Flying J and just west of the Washington State Patrol facility. Detours will be in place to direct eastbound Geiger Blvd. traffic around the construction site. The eastbound loop on-ramp is currently closed until the extension can be completed. Drivers can access eastbound I-90 via the roundabout.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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:  Contract work complete. Suspension for seeding window. The only remaining work is seeding.
Impacts:  None.
Work Schedule: No work scheduled at this time.

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

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: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/liberty-park-place/home

Progress: All contract work is complete.
Impacts: The Freya on-ramp to eastbound I-90 remains closed.
Work Schedule: No work anticipated. 

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

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: Contractor to work on punchlist. WSP to finish up the load cell install.
Impacts: None
Work Schedule: M-F 6 am - 3:30 pm  (during extreme heat start time is 5 am)

Contact: Jody Qualley, Project Engineer, 509-324-6251

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: The contractor will be placing rebar for various retaining wall panels, the abutment for ramp bridge, and abutment Euclid. Crews will also be pouring some concrete for the panels of walls 19 & 21. There will be the excavation of another retaining wall, ramp, and Pier 2 at Wellesley. Possibly paving the pedestrian path along Wellesley.
Impacts: Euclid Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews work on columns for the NSC overcrossing.
Work Schedule: Mon – Friday 7 am – 4:30 pm. (during extreme heat start time is 5 am)

Contact: Jody Qualley, Project Engineer, 509-324-6251

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

Progress: Punchlist items remain. Crews will seed when the window opens in October.
Impacts: None
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 7 am – 4:30 pm. Wellesley closed. (During extreme heat start time is 5 am) 

Contact: Jody Qualley, Project Engineer, 509-324-6251

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/NSC Children of the Sun - Shared Use Path 
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane 
Description: Construction of a shared-use path (Children of the Sun Trail) with the construction of three structures at Wellesley, BNSF and Mainline NSC, and Euclid. Includes several community connection points. Several project elements are driven by community outreach efforts. Other work includes illumination, landscaping, and other installations that carry community themes throughout.
Project Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us395/spokane-river-columbia/home

Work Description: Continuing construction of bridge abutments at Euclid.
Impacts: None
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Contact: Bob Hilmes, Project Engineer, 509-324-6089

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

Progress:  Contractor crews will continue placing rebar, pouring concrete and backfilling the pier foundations, columns, and crossbeams for piers 6-10.
Impacts: Work happening off local roadways. Access to SCC from Augusta Ave. will be closed beginning July 28, 2021, and will remain closed for the duration of the project. SCC south entrance will be closed on August 1, 2021, for several weeks.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Progress: Crews will continue to place riverbank protection. Crews will also backfill abutment 1, form and pour pier 5 shaft cap.
Impacts: SR 290/Trent Ave. is closed between Columbus St. and N. Iron Ct. Detours can be found on our website.
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 7 am – 4:30 pm. (during extreme heat start time is 6 am)

Contact: Jody Qualley, 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:  Paving on the Trent roundabout will occur this week. Earthwork on the RAB tie-ins are continuing. Guardrail and signing installation is ongoing.
Impacts: Barker Road will remain closed at the Trent intersection for the duration of this project. Wellesley Avenue is closed in both directions between Trent and Campbell Road. SR 290/Trent Ave. is one lane each direction through the work zone. The detour route is open from Barker Rd. for local business access.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: Mark Allen, 509-324-6232

Stevens

  • No scheduled traffic impacts.

Whitman

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, rehabilitating two timber structures, and replacing eight structures.

Progress:  Work was suspended on August 5.
Impact: None
Work Schedule: No work scheduled until the seeding window in October.

Contact: Jody Qualley, Project Engineer, 509-324-6251

Construction Information for the Greater Spokane Metropolitan Area