Central and Eastern Washington weekly travel planner

This weekly updated page provides information on major construction projects that could change your travel plans around Eastern Washington. 

Planned construction for the week of August 15 - August 22

Benton County

Crews are improving US 395 and Ridgeline Drive, by constructing an interchange at Ridgeline Drive and an at-grade intersection improvements at Hildebrand Boulevard. Travelers can expect weekday single-lane closures. Access to South Bofer Canyon Road from southbound and northbound US 395 via SR 397 will be closed to the public due to roadway excavation for thru traffic until further notice. Christensen Road will be closed between the intersections of Christensen Road and Southridge Boulevard and Christensen Road and Ridgeline Drive until further notice for utility work. US 395 from MP 13.35 to 14.50 NB, there will be a lane closure that will be left in place 24 hours a day from the end of the detour thru Hildebrand Boulevard taking the outside lane until further notice for roadway excavation and building the new lane.

Grant County

In Moses Lake at the intersection of SR 17 and Grape Drive, a contractor constructing a multi lane roundabout to replace the current signalized intersection.  Travelers will encounter lane closures and local detours for left-hand turns.  Traffic control is in place 24/7.

Spokane County

Trent Bridge replacement project has SR 290/Trent Avenue closed between Columbus Street and N. Iron Court.

On Friday, Aug. 12, crews are installing permanent striping across the Mullan Bridge over I-90 at Argonne Road. There will be minimal lane closures.  A paint truck and spotter truck will guide motorists through the work zone to avoid the paint.

The I-90 eastbound on ramp at Appleway Ave. in Greenacres will be closed starting Tuesday, Aug. 16 through Friday morning, Aug. 19 as crews install girders for the new Kramer Parkway undercrossing in Liberty Lake. Travelers can also expect lane closures and intermittent rolling slowdowns both directions of I-90 starting Tuesday night through Friday morning. 

At the City of Spokane Valley SR 290/Barker Road project, starting August 15, nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, Trent Avenue will have flaggers and a pilot car through the Barker  Rd. intersection project limit; Wellesley Avenue will be closed nightly from 8 p.m.to 5 a.m.

The right lane of northbound Market Street at Garland Avenue remains closed for construction of the Children of the Sun Trail along the North Spokane Corridor within Spokane city limits. 

The City of Spokane has closed the eastbound I-90 off-ramp at Freya Street in Spokane for paving work at the interchange. Drivers will need to use the Altamont Street off-ramp as a detour.

Contractor crews begin the I-90 Bridge Deck Preservation - Patching project that is anticipated to last through late summer. Work will consist of removing portions of the bridge deck and pouring new concrete in various locations along I-90 and US 195. Travelers can expect delays with lane closures, flagging between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and reduced speed limits within each work zone.

Stevens County

Beginning August 15, paving along 12 miles of US 395 from Loon Lake north to Hafer Road, with a roundabout being built at the intersection of US 395 and SR 292.Travelers should anticipate delays and detours throughout that area.

Paving operations will continue on US 395 between Colville and the Columbia River. Drivers can expect a single lane closure with flaggers and pilot car Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., nightly.

Walla Walla County

Contractor crews with WSDOT will begin the last section of the region wide chip seal project, they will chip seal along SR 124 between Harvey Shaw Road and W 7th Street. This section of the work will occur on 15 miles of SR 124 between mileposts 28.56 and 44.20. Drivers traveling on SR 124 can expect single lane closures with a piloted car during nighttime hours from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Whitman County

Concrete panel replacement began on US 195 between the Old BNRR Bridge and the junction with SR 271. Temporary traffic signals will direct traffic through the work zone, alternating between north and south. Drivers can expect 24/7 lane closures for concrete curing of panels. Crews will be off the roadway with US 195 fully open over weekends.

Drivers can expect minor delays on SR 26 between Dusty and Colfax as part of the addition of the climbing lanes project. Single lane closures with flagging on SR 26 within project limits. All pedestrians and bicyclists must be escorted through the job site.

Yakima County

Contractor crews with WSDOT will continue with the third section of the region wide chip seal project, they will chip seal along US 97 in Toppenish. This section of the work will occur on 4 miles of US 97 between mileposts 56.80 and 61.27. Drivers traveling on US 97 can expect single lane closures with a piloted car during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.