I-90 Hamilton ramps are nearly complete

SPOKANE, Wash. - The I-90 freeway ramps at Hamilton have been under construction for the better part of a year, pushing traffic through Second Avenue and rerouting commuters through a maze of detours on the lower South Hill.

In about a month's time, the wait will be over, according to the Washington Department of Transportation.



Earlier in the year, the deadline for reopening was delayed. The repairs were much more extensive than crews anticipated, as they had to replace the rebar before pouring the concrete.

Originally, the bridges were built in the early 1970s and have fallen into disrepair, requiring frequent maintenance. The DOT opted to remodel the ramps, providing a much smoother entry onto I-90.

Construction is slated to finish in late July.

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