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Al Gilson
2714 N. Mayfair Street
Spokane, WA 99207
509.324.6000

Eastern Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

WSDOT/Eastern Region Construction Activity & Possible Delays for Sep. 3-13, 2015

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FIRE-RELATED HIGHWAY INFORMATION: Numerous wildfires are located throughout Washington State. Current and updated highway information is always available at: www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts 

HOLIDAY TRAVEL ALERT: Most construction work will be suspended by noon on Friday, September 4 in anticipation of increased holiday traffic. Work will resume on Tuesday, September 8. Most of the other projects underway on state highways in the Eastern Region will not affect Labor Day weekend holiday travel.

Event Alert: On Saturday, September 5, drivers should expect congestion on US 195 and SR 27 between Spokane and Pullman, plus SR 26 between Vantage and Colfax, as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar football game. Game time is 11 a.m.


Online Update Connections: Eastern Region traffic and Keller Ferry service updates can also be received by text message on your cell phone. To sign up, go to http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ and click on the “Email/Text Updates” link in the upper right corner of the website, then follow the directions. Spokane Area and Keller ferry updates are also on Twitter by following “@SRTMC” or via Facebook at: www.facebook.com/spokaneareatraffic or by searching for “Spokane Area Traffic.”

WSDOT Eastern Washington Twitter Feed: Just go to your twitter account, search for, and follow: @WSDOT_East and the connection is made. To set up your own account on your computer, go to http://www.twitter.com/ or download the Twitter app on your smart phone or tablet. Then watch for news from the Spokane, Wenatchee, and Yakima WSDOT Region teams.



Spokane Area Projects

I-90/Medical Lake Road Bridges to Four Lakes Interchange(MP 270-271)
Traffic Impacts: Today, Thursday, Sep. 3, until as late as 3:30 p.m. eastbound or westbound I-90 will be reduced to one lane. Drivers should be alert for slow traffic, congestion, and possible delays.
Project Description: Bridge maintenance and/or pavement patching.

SR 206/Bruce Road to Mt. Spokane State Park Gate (MP 3-15)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for some delays.
Project Description: Paint striping.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

US 195-Southbound/I-90 to Excelsior Road (MP 95-87)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for southbound US 195 reduced to one through lane in multiple work areas with possible slower traffic. Panel replacements require long curing time with lane restrictions 24 hours a day. A temporary speed reduction of 45 MPH is in effect for the southbound lanes. Drivers should be alert for speed limit signage.
Project Description: Southbound concrete pavement rehabilitation and multiple pavement panel replacement.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us195/excelsiorrdtoi90/

NSC/BNSF Railway Structures/Realignment & Ped/Bike Trail Extension
Traffic Impacts: No traffic impacts.
Project Description: Construct two freeway mainline bridges over the BNSF tracks and two pedestrian bridges. Realign BNSF mainline and spur tracks. Extend Children of the Sun Trail into the Hillyard area.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/BNSF_RailwayRealignment

SR 290-Trent Ave./Sullivan Road to Idaho State Line (MP 10-18)
Traffic Impacts: From about 6 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, rumble strip and guide post installation, plus pavement striping work will be underway along SR 290 between Wellesley and the State Line. During these hours drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane traffic.
Project Description: Asphalt paving.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr290/sullivanrdtoidaho/

Outside the Spokane Area

Stevens County

SR 291/Swenson Road to Jergens Road (MP 13-16) (MP 223)
Traffic Impacts: . Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 9 & 10, from about 9 a.m. to as late as 3 p.m., drivers should expect delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane, alternating traffic.
Project Description: Asphalt pavement patching.

US 395/Little Pend Oreille River Bridge near Arden (MP 13-16) (MP 61-72)
Traffic Impacts: Tuesday, Sept. 8, drivers should expect delays with flaggers directing single lane, alternating traffic
Project Description: Bridge approach pavement patching.


Spokane County

US 195/Plaza to Cornwall Road (MP 70-81)
Traffic Impacts: Minor items may be scheduled. When work is underway, drivers should expect delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane, alternating traffic.
Project Description: Asphalt paving project.
Project Website: http://www.us195drivesafe.com/


Kittitas/Grant Counties

I-90 Eastbound/Vantage Bridge (MP 136)
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! Eastbound I-90 is reduced to one through lane across the Columbia River at Vantage. Eastbound drivers should expect slow traffic, congestion and delays during busy travel times.
Project Description: Bridge painting.


Pend Oreille County

US 2/Spokane County Line to the SR 211 Junction (MP 315-321)
Traffic Impacts: Paint striping.
Project Description: Paint striping and minor items.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

SR 20/Tiger to Pend Oreille Mill (MP 390-422)
Traffic Impacts: Some bridge paving and paint striping. Drivers should be alert for delays with flaggers directing single lane, alternating traffic when work is underway at Lost Creek and Tacoma Creek bridges.
Project Description: Paint striping, bridge paving, and minor items.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/


Ferry County

SR 20/Okanogan County Line to Republic (MP 297-302)
Traffic Impacts: No work due to fire restrictions. Fog seal and striping remains.
Project Description: Fog oil seal, paint striping.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

SR 21/Bear Creek Vicinity (MP 136)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for flaggers directing single lane, alternating traffic.
Project Description: Fuel spill clean-up. The US Environmental Protection Agency is handling this work.

SR 21/SR 20 (Republic) to Canada (MP 162-191)
Traffic Impacts: No work due to fire restrictions. Fog seal and striping remains.
Project Description: Chip seal, fog seal, paint.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

US 395/Boyds to Canada (MP 248-270)
Traffic Impacts: No work due to fire restrictions. Fog seal segment and striping remains.
Project Description: Shoulder work, paint striping
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/


Whitman County

US 195/Colfax (Railroad Ave.) to Dry Creek Road (MP 37-44)
Traffic Impacts: Minor items.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing project with sidewalk curb ramp upgrades.
Project Website: www.us195drivesafe.com

Ferry/Lincoln Counties

SR 21/Keller Ferry (MP 106)
Traffic Impacts: The Keller Ferry is in service.
Ferry Service Status Information: Up to the minute service information for the Keller Ferry is always available via your telephone. Just dial 888-808-7977 (toll-free) from any landline or cell phone. The Washington State Ferries automated system will answer, give the time, and will list the Main Menu. When the automated voice says “Main Menu” you just reply by speaking: “KELLER FERRY.” The system will then jump to the current Keller Ferry recorded information. Keller ferry service updates can also be received by text message on your cell phone. To sign up, go to http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ and click on the “Email/Text Updates” link in the upper right corner of the website, then follow the directions. Spokane Area and Keller ferry updates are also on Twitter by following @SRTMC or via Facebook by searching for and friending “Spokane Traffic.”
Keller Ferry Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Eastern/KellerFerry/


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Washington road condition reports including Mountain Pass conditions are also available by calling Travel Information at 5-1-1.

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The City of Spokane has current street construction listed on their website.

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Highway Work Zone Safety Tips
  • Expect delays and congestion in and near construction zones and alternate routes. Please be patient. Leave early for work or other appointments.
  • Obey all traffic signs, flagging personnel
  • Watch for traffic slowdowns and brake lights farther ahead, especially on high-speed highways such as I-90. Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front. Rear end collisions are the most common type of accidents in work zones.
  • Safety for construction workers, motorists, and pedestrians is our number one concern. It is extremely important to be alert for flaggers and construction workers.
  • Please drive cautiously and watch for changes in road surface conditions.
  • Please slow down. Remember, traffic fines are double in work zones.
     

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Remember, please slow down in construction work zones and watch for signs
and instructions from traffic flagging personnel. "A split-second of inattention
on your part can result in the serious injury or death of a highway worker."

Give 'em a Brake

 

Washington State Department of Transportation/Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair St.
Spokane, WA 99207
509.324.6000
 

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WSDOT/Eastern Region Public Affairs
509.324.6015