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Road construction closures, delays for week of August 27-31

SPOKANE, Wash. - Here's what you need to know about Spokane road construction projects to help your commute go smoothly next week.

Most Spokane schools will be starting and drivers are reminded that 20 mph speed zones will be enforced in school zones. Please slow down and obey the reduced speed limit zones. Keep your eyes open for pedestrians and children walking to school. Please stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and obey crossing guards. 

·         Monday, August 27 we will start removing the seasonal 20 mph signs. 

·         All school 20 mph signs will be in place before the first day of school on Thursday, August 30.

ADAMS STREET COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW 24 PROJECT

Here’s how this work affects traffic and parking in the area:

·         Adams Street between 1st and Sprague Ave is reduced to one lane for KHQ access only. 

1st Avenue from Walnut to Jefferson Street is closed. Local access only on 1st Ave is permitted east beyond Walnut for the specific businesses and residents located on 1st Ave between Walnut and Cedar. Local traffic may travel west on 1st Ave when leaving the area towards the Walnut detour route but will be forced to turn north on Walnut. 

For the safety of the construction crews as well as the public, thru traffic is not permitted through the intersection of 1st and Cedar but there will be pedestrian access.

Sprague is closed to all westbound traffic from Jefferson to Cedar. Eastbound traffic is permitted on

Sprague from Adams to Jefferson for local residents and KHQ employees. 

This project will construct a 2.4 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for our Cleaner River Faster Program.

The $16.3 million project is funded with City Utility funds. 

COCHRAN STREET COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW 14/15 PROJECT

Crews are working on Sherwood Street between Dean Avenue and Webb Place

This project is part of the City’s efforts to get to a Cleaner River Faster. 

This is a $3.4 million project funded with state funds. 

I-07C & CSO 34-1 CONTROL FACILITIES

Work continues on the East Riverside CSO tanks. Riverside Avenue remains closed between Lee Street and the alley between Lee and Crestline Street. Access to local businesses and residences should remain intact during this period.

I-07c work is to construct a 200,000 gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank and CSO 34-1 work is to construct a 1.5 million gallon CSO tank. These projects are part of the “It’s all about the River” program to keep our greatest asset, our river, clean.

I-07c is a $2.8 million project and CSO 34-1 is a $13 million project. 

KENDALL YARDS COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO) 23 PROJECT AND CONTROL FACILITY

Crews are wrapping up punch list items and landscape work. 

This project is part of the City’s efforts to get to a Cleaner River Faster. This project will construct a 38,000 gallon storage tank and a 13,000 gallon storage tank. 

This is a $1.5 million project. 

LIBERTY PARK, COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW TANK 33-1

5th Avenue remains closed between Perry and Arthur Street

3rd Avenue is reduced to one lane between Arthur and Liberty Park Place. 

This work is to construct a 2 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank that is part of the “It’s all about the River” program to keep our greatest asset, our river, clean.

This is a $9.5 million project.

PEACEFUL VALLEY COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO) 25 PROJECT

Crews continue to work on CSO 25. The following streets are closed;

o   Cedar Street from Main to Water Avenue

o   Water Avenue from Cedar to Ash Street

o   Main Avenue from Monroe to Cedar Street

This project will be completed in two phases. The project will result in new water, sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure. In addition, stormwater swales will be installed.  

This project is funded with state funds. 

SPOKANE FALLS BOULEVARD COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW TANK (CSO 26) PROJECT

·         Construction proceeds on the 2.2 million-gallon CSO tank by the Downtown Library.

o   Spokane Falls Boulevard from Lincoln to Monroe will be closed to traffic.

o   Traffic on Lincoln Street from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Main is directed southbound; drivers are required to go east or west at Main. Lincoln is the detour for traffic coming from the River Park Square garage and Spokane Falls through at least mid-2018.

o   Access to the Lincoln Street entrance to the River Park Square parking garage is open. 

Crews continue to build the walls for the CSO tank. On the east end of the jobsite, near city hall, crews will intermittently stop traffic to allow concrete trucks in and out of the jobsite,  as well as the west side of the jobsite on pour days. The next service level slab pour days are scheduled for Thursday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 28. While, the next wall pour is scheduled for Friday, August 31.

The project is part of the City’s efforts to get to a Cleaner River Faster.  The tank will include a new public plaza with views of the lower falls of the Spokane River.

The $20 million project is being paid for with City Utility funds.

TJ MEENACH COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW TANK, CSO I-03

·         Construction on this CSO tank, located to the east of TJ Meenach Drive, below Northwest Boulevard, continues. Grace Avenue from Alberta to Cochran Street is closed. 

This project will construct a 1.4 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for our Cleaner River Faster Program.

            This is an $8 million project.

EVENTS

Food Truck Fridays – Fridays

Food Truck Fridays will close Wall Street will be closed between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday Kids Club – Saturdays

Wall Street between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Evening en Blanc benefiting Project Beauty Share – Sunday, August 26

Summit Parkway will be closed between Cedar and Adams from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. 

Thomas S. ‘Tom’ Foley Memorial Highway Sign Unveiling – Monday, August 27

Olive Avenue will be closed between Division Avenue and North Riverpoint Boulevard from 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

U-District Fun Run Series – Tuesdays 

Columbus Street between Springfield and Cataldo Avenue will be closed from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Kendall Yards Night Market – Wednesdays 

The Kendall Yards Night Market will close Summit Parkway between Cedar Street and Adams Alley between the hours of 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

NON-CITY OBSTRUCTIONS

· 11th Avenue between Ash and Maple Street will be closed from 8/23/18-8/27/18. 

· The westbound curb lane of Indiana Avenue from Post to Northwest Boulevard will be closed 8/27/18 and 8/28/18. 

· The two north traffic lanes, parking lane and sidewalk of 1st Avenue between Stevens and Howard Street will be closed on 8/29/18.

·  The right northbound lane of Nevada Street at Longfellow will be closed from 8/22/18-8/31/18.

·  Greene Street between Cleveland and Bridgeport and side streets: Bridgeport, Fairview and Cleveland will be closed from 7/24/18-9/1/18.

·  The two eastbound lanes of Boone at Normandie will be closed from 8/6/18-9/3/18. 

·  The eastbound curb lane of Boone will be closed at Oak Street from 8/6/18-9/3/18.

·  The two right side northbound lanes of Division/Ruby from North River Drive to Cataldo will be closed from 8/6/18-9/3/18. 

·   The right lane of Crestline between Providence and Gordon, between Walton and Lacrosse and between Lacrosse and Rockwell closed from 8/21-9/4.

·   Alternating curb lanes of Francis will be closed between Elgin and G Street from 8/7/18 – 9/6/18. 

·   The south curb lane, parking lane, meters and sidewalk of Riverside Avenue between Bernard and Washington will be closed from 8/27/18-9/7/18. 

·   From 8/27/18-9/10/18 the following streets will be closed: the south side lane of 3rd Avenue between Howard and Stevens Street and the west side lane of Stevens between 3rd and 4th Avenue. 

· The southbound curb lane of Freya Street will be closed at Hartson from 8/16/18-9/17/18.

· Intermediate full closures on Belt between Wellesley and Francis, one block at a time with detours between 8/14-9/27

·  The parking lane and sidewalk of Spokane Falls Boulevard between Post and Lincoln will be closed from 8/27/18-9/28/18. 

·  The eastbound lane of Mallon from Lincoln to Post will remain closed until 9/30/18.

·  The sidewalks along the half block of 4th and Walnut will be closed from 7/16/18-10/12/18 for replacement.

·  Full closures of Riverside Avenue between Grant and Sheridan and Sheridan between Sprauge and Riverside from 7/30/18-10/31/18.

·  There will be obstruction at the northwest corner of 17th Ave and Mt Vernon until 12/13/18. 

·  The north side of Spokane Falls Boulevard at Post will be closed until 5/30/19. 

PEDESTRIAN AND BIKEWAYS

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

·   Martin Luther King Jr. Way is closed from Pine to Sherman Street. Riverside Avenue between Sheridan and Grant Street remains closed to through traffic. Local access to businesses on this unimproved section of Riverside is being maintained by the contractor.

This is a $9.5 million project. 

RIVERFRONT PARK CONSTRUCTION

North Bank: Fencing surrounds the Promenade of the North Bank, closing the Howard Street pedestrian bridges (including the blue bridge). Detour routes through the park take visitors either across the suspension bridges or the Washington Street Bridge. Parking Lot 2 is closed for construction.

The detour of the Centennial Trail will take visitors across Cataldo St. to travel between the Flour Mill and the Washington Street Bridge. Construction on the North Promenade is anticipated to be complete in fall 2018. View an updated map. 

Pavilion: Fencing is expanded around the Pavilion site. It is anticipated to be in place through fall 2019. 
Post Street Reconfiguration: Post Street is now a two-way street in front of City Hall for one block. See the Street Projects section for more info. A map is here along with additional information. Increased truck traffic is anticipated over the next month on Post Street.
 

Looff Carrousel & South Gateway: The Howard Street South Bridge, Carrousel, and SkyRide are open. The former Fountain Café will be under construction this summer, to become the new Visitor Center run by Visit Spokane. Additional nearby restrooms can be found at both the Skate Ribbon and Carrousel. 
The website for redevelopment is www.riverfrontparknow.com.
 

STREET DEPARTMENT PROJECTS  

BRIDGE WORK

·         Bridge crews are working on Maple Street Bridge repairs.

 

CRACK SEALING 

·         3rd Avenue between Magnolia to Regal Street

 

GRIND AND OVERLAY

·         The Street Department will be working on a grind and overlay project Monday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 29 on Havana Street from 2nd to 3rd Avenue. Thursday, August 28 they will start a project on 16th Avenue from Highway 195 to Lindeke.

 

POTHOLE CREWS

·         City crews continue to fill potholes. If you see a pothole, report it by calling 3-1-1. Potholes can also be reported online through your MySpokane account.  Crews focus on the largest holes on the busiest streets first.  Include as much information as possible on the location and size of the pothole. 

 

STREET SWEEPING

·         Residential Crews

o   Northwest: Rt. 23: Maxwell to Cora, Division to Monroe

o   Northeast: Rt. 36: Trent to Mission, S. Riverton to Greene

o   South: Rt. 42: Regal to Custer, 53rd to 29th 


UTILITY CUT CREWS 

·         Crews will be working throughout the City repairing sewer and water lines.

 

ADDITIONAL WORK

Crews are grading the following alleys:

·         E. 1700-1800 Joseph/Nebraska

·         E. 1900-2000 Columbia/Joseph

·         N. 5900-6000 Calispell/Normandie

·         W. 300 Central/Dalke

·         W 1300 Bismark/Dalke

·         W. 1200 Decatur/Francis

·         N. 5900-6000 Washington/Whitehouse  

STREET PROJECTS

GREENE STREET AND ERMINA AVENUE SIGNALIZATION

·         There are lane restrictions in place for both northbound and southbound Greene Street. 

This project includes a new traffic signal, modifications to the Greene Street island and updates to the wheelchair ramps.

This is a $650,000 project. 

HIGH DRIVE, 29TH AVENUE TO 21ST AVENUE

·         High Drive is closed from 29th Avenue to 21st Avenue. 

Additional traffic control signage for the detour route has been added at Cedar Street and 14th Avenue aiding the general traveling public to utilize 14th Avenue as their detour.

This project will replace the old sewer line with a new 30” combined sewer in High Drive. Additional improvements include infiltration swales, drainage structures, landscaping and irrigation, curb, sidewalk and a pedestrian pathway. 

This is a $1.5 million project. 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY/RIVERSIDE DRIVE PHASE 2B 

·         Crews are constructing the new MLK extension from Erie to Perry Street.

This project constructs a new road from Erie to Perry Street including a new roundabout at Trent Avenue and Perry Street.   

The $2.5 million dollar project is funded with local, state and federal funds.

NORTH MONROE CORRIDOR PROJECT

Monroe South End (Murphy Brothers)

·         The contractor is working on Monroe South - Phase 2 (Montgomery to Indiana)! Monroe is closed to thru traffic between Indiana and Montgomery Avenue.

·         West bound Indiana Avenue will be reduced to one lane between Post and Madison Street on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28. 

·         Carlisle to Chelan is open to business traffic. All businesses within this project will need to use the Post Street detour route for access. 

Monroe North End (Red Diamond) 

·         The contractor is working on Monroe North – Phase 2 (Euclid to Grace)! Monroe Street from Euclid to Chelan will be closed. All businesses within the new closure will need to use the Post Street detours for access.

The Monroe project is approximately 16 blocks long and will be completed in four block segments. The segments not under construction will be open to local traffic. There are two contractors working on this project each contractor is working on a four block segment so there will be a total of 8 blocks under construction at a time separated by 4 blocks open to traffic.  

This project includes: new pavement, lane reconfiguration from five to three lanes, wider sidewalks, bump-outs, installation of High Performance Transit elements, upgraded street lighting, new pedestrian lighting and stormwater management. 

Businesses are open, and signage will direct drivers to individual business locations. See www.monroe project.com.

The $6.5 million project is funded with federal, state and local funds. 

POST STREET TEMPORARY RECONFIGURATION

·         Up to 16 construction trucks per hour will need to move south on Post Street for Riverfront Park redevelopment. Post Street is temporarily a two-way street for one block at City Hall, between Spokane Falls Boulevard and the Mobius Science Center to accommodate this construction traffic. View the Post Street two-way configuration map online. 

RESIDENTIAL CHIP SEAL PROJECTS

·         The contractor is still working on punch list items in all three locations.

RESIDENTIAL GRIND AND OVERLAY (SOUTH) PROJECTS

·         Crews are working on two grind and overlay projects. The following roads will be closed to through traffic:

o   Division Street and Manito Boulevard, 33rd to 37th Avenue 

o   5th Avenue, Freya to Havana Street

·         Additional work includes:

o   Sidewalk work has started on Arthur Street from 37th to 30th Avenue

SHARP AVENUE, PEARL STREET TO HAMILTON STREET

·         Sharp Avenue is closed between Ruby Street and Hamilton Street. 

Construction will include full roadway reconstruction with stormwater improvements. The design includes reducing lanes and adding bumpouts to provide narrower crossings for pedestrians, it also adds bike lanes and wider planted center medians. The water main along Sharp will also be replaced. 

The $2 million project is funded with state funds. 

SUNSET BOULEVARD, ROYAL STREET TO LINDEKE STREET

·         Sunset Boulevard traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction from Royal to Lindeke Street.

The City of Spokane will repave Sunset Blvd. between the intersections of Royal and Lindeke Street. This project will update the existing pavement surface by grinding the existing pavement down and overlaying it with new asphalt. The new surface will be striped with 3 vehicle lanes and 1 bicycle lane. There will be 2 travel lanes going uphill and one travel lane going downhill. A wide sidewalk with curb will be created along the north side of the roadway and a new bike lane will be installed on the south side of the roadway. Wheelchair ramps will be brought into ADA compliance and minor storm sewer upgrades and/or repairs will also be included in the project. Sunset Boulevard will remain open during construction.

This is a $2.5 million project. 

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

DIVISION, BROWNE AND RUBY STREET RESURFACING

·         WSDOT is resurfacing Division, Browne and Ruby Street from I-90 to Euclid Avenue. Drivers should be alert for possible daytime curb lane restrictions for ADA work. Drivers should expect infrequent lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

I-90 – HAMILTON WESTBOUND ON-RAMP DECK REPAIR

·         The Hamilton I-90 westbound on-ramp will remain closed until late October.  

Travelers will have several options to access westbound I-90 during the closure, though some depend on vehicle height.

o   Vehicles under 14 feet tall can take the Second Avenue ramp down to Browne Street and access I-90 there

o   Vehicles under 15 feet can briefly head east, exit at Altamont Street (exit 283 A) and then travel under the freeway  and take the westbound ramp back onto the interstate

o   Vehicles over 15 feet will need to head east to the Third Avenue/Freya Street interchange (Exit 283 B) and then cross over to Second Avenue and take the westbound ramp onto I-90.

TRENT AVENUE PAVING, PERRY STREET TO MISSION AVENUE

·         WSDOT crews are working on a Trent Avenue grind and overlay project between Perry Street and Mission Avenue. The segment from Hamilton to Perry will be resurfaced as part of the Spokane River Bridge Replacement project which is currently slated to begin in 2019.
 


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