Road construction season starting on South Hill

Published On: Mar 06 2013 06:24:35 PM PST   Updated On: Mar 06 2013 06:29:06 PM PST
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Road construction season is getting underway in Spokane as crews prepare to work on one of the biggest projects of the year next week.

Starting Monday, crews will work to re-pave 29th Avenue from Bernard to High Drive. Drivers will have to deal with 29th being torn up for about two and a half months.

The city says the project should be done by the end of May.

Last year crews worked to re-pave 29th from Grand Blvd. to Bernard and now its time to finish the project from Bernard to High Drive.

This stretch of road will be ripped up and re-paved, crews will replace a 12-inch water main and sidewalks in the area will also be repaired.

The $2.7 million project is funded by the 10-year street bond and it included full curb-to-curb rehabilitation of this stretch of road.

The intersection at Bernard and 29th could be closed at some point during the construction project but as of now the city doesn't know when that will be.

Elsewhere on the South Hill crews will start work on a water main project at 8th and Sherman next week. The intersection should be closed for about a week.