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Public invited to open house on southbound US 195 rehab project near Spokane

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 09:41

Al Gilson, Communications Manager
WSDOT Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA  99207

Decades of traffic pounding the pavement has taken its toll on the concrete surface of southbound US 195 in Spokane. The public is invited to attend an open house next month to learn more about a project to rehabilitate an eight-mile section between Interstate 90 and Excelsior Road.

Open house details
• Tuesday, June 9, 2015
• 5 to 7 p.m.
• St. John’s Lutheran Church
• 5810 South Meadowlane Road

WSDOT representatives will be on hand to explain the work on this section of US 195. The team will also have displays and information on three other US 195 paving projects between Spokane and Pullman.

Project information
This section of southbound US 195 was initially installed in two phases. The first segment was installed in 1955 and the next part was built in 1969. The concrete surface is now worn with numerous cracked and broken panels, plus wheel path ruts have appeared in many locations.

A16-week project to rehabilitate this pavement is scheduled to begin July 6. The project will improve the southbound lanes of US 195 using several techniques.
• Over 650 concrete panels will be removed and replaced.
• About 190 panels will be partially replaced.
• Contractor crews will also jack up more than 120 panels. That involves pumping grout under the concrete panel to bring it up to the same level as the others.
• Cracks in other concrete panels will be sealed.
• After the repair work, the entire surface of the concrete will be ground smooth.

One lane of southbound US 195 will be open at all times during the work. There may be some minor disruptions to traffic near the on/off ramps and intersections.

When work gets underway, drivers can keep up to date on project progress by visiting the Weekly Construction and Traffic Update website and the WSDOT Traffic Alerts website. Drivers can also view a map of all four projects on the US 195-2015 construction website.

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