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Al Gilson
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Spokane, WA 99207
509.324.6000

Eastern Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

WSDOT/Eastern Region Construction Activity & Possible Delays for August 25-Sept. 5, 2016 

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EVENT ALERTS:

City of Colville- Drivers should anticipate a slight delay on US 395 Saturday, Aug., 27. Community events will be underway with a signed detour in place.

WSU/EWU Football-
On Saturday, September 3 drivers should also expect congestion on US 195 and SR 27 between Spokane, Cheney, and Pullman, plus SR 26 between Vantage and Colfax, as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar football game. Game time is 5 p.m.

City of Northport- Drivers should anticipate a slight delay on SR 25 Monday, September 5, Labor Day. Community events will be underway with a signed detour in place.


 

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Highway Construction and Maintenance

The following Washington State Department of Transportation projects may have traffic impacts in Spokane, Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Whitman and northeast Franklin counties during this period. Motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling in these areas and “Give ‘em a Brake” in construction zones. Please note: Many of these activities are subject to good weather conditions and schedules may change.

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WSDOT Spokane Metro Area Projects

North Spokane Corridor/Wellesley & Freya Roundabout
Traffic Issues: The Wellesley/Freya intersection will be closed to traffic. A signed detour is in place. This is a long-term closure that is in place 24 hours a day, seven days per week, for the duration of the project.
Project Description: roundabout construction.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/WellesleyAveFreyaStIC/

US 2-Division Street/Curb and Sidewalk (MP 287)
Traffic Issues: Northbound Division Street is reduced to 1 or 2 through lanes. Drivers may experience congestion and delays.
Project Description: Curb and sidewalk improvements. This is a City of Spokane project.

I-90/US 2 to Argonne Rd. (MP 277-287)
Traffic Issues: Sunday through Wednesday, Aug. 28-31, from about 6 a.m. until as late as 3:30 p.m., drivers should be alert for left or right lane restrictions, slow traffic, and possible congestion.
Project Description: Median and shoulder sweeping.

I-90/Westbound Freya Off-Ramp (MP 284 - east of downtown Spokane)
Traffic Issues: Ramp is open to traffic. All roadwork is complete.
Project Description: Construct new westbound Freya Street off-ramp approximately ¼ mile to the east.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/freyasticrampimprove/

SR 290-Trent Ave./Spokane River Bridge (MP 1)
Traffic Issues: On Monday, Aug. 29, beginning at 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., the Trent Ave. Bridge just east of Hamilton will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
Project Description: Routine bridge inspection.

US 395-Division Street/Hawthorne Rd. Intersection (MP 165)
Traffic Issues: Hawthorne Road is closed east and west of Division. Division Street turn lanes are closed. All mainline lanes of Division are open during the day. Drivers should be alert for a single lane in each direction on Division during evening and overnight hours.
Project Description: Intersection improvements and new signal system.


Projects outside of Spokane

Adams County

I-90/SR 21 to Ritzville (MP 208-218)
Traffic Issues: Minor items. Some lane restrictions possible.
Project Description: Chip seal wheel track ruts in outside lane.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal

I-90/Wahl Road Bridges & BNSF Bridges (MP 210 & 237)
Traffic Issues: Drivers should expect slow traffic, congestion and possible delays. At the BNSF Bridges (MP 236.38 to MP 238.89), I-90 traffic will be reduced to a single lane each direction and westbound traffic is switched over to the eastbound side of I-90, through median crossovers,. Legal speeds are reduced to 50 mph through this section. This configuration will be in place continuously during daytime and nighttime hours. It is anticipated that all lanes on these bridges will be open to traffic over the Labor Day holiday weekend. At the Wahl Road bridges (MP 209.6 to MP 210.1), eastbound I-90 will be reduced to a single lane which will be in place continuously during daytime and nighttime hours. Legal speeds are reduced to 60 mph through this section. This lane reduction will extend through the holiday weekend.
Project Description: Bridge deck repairs.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/WahlRoadAndBNSFBridgeDeckRprs

Adams & Whitman Counties

SR 23/Steptoe to Sprague (MP 0-44)
Traffic Issues: Monday through Friday, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, possible delays with flaggers directing single lane alternating traffic.
Project Description: Replacing or adding curve warning signage.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016CurveWarningChevrons


Lincoln County & Spokane County

US 2/Davenport to Espanola Road (MP 250-271)
Traffic Issues: Minor items. Some lane restrictions possible.
Project Description: Chip seal existing surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Pend Oreille County

US 2/SR 211 to South Shore Road (MP 321-328)
Traffic Issues: Drivers should expect delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic. Fog sealing, guideposts, centerline rumble strip installation.
Project Description: Chip seal existing roadway surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Spokane County

US 2/Colbert Rd. to Westwood Rd. (MP 300-302)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal existing roadway surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal

US 2/Colbert Road Intersection (MP 300)
Traffic Issues: No work
Project Description: Intersection warning sign installation.

SR 291/Charles Road to Stevens County Line (MP 9-11)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal existing roadway surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal

Mt. Spokane State Park Roadway (From SR 206 Milepost 15)
Traffic Issues: The park road from the gate to the summit is closed to all traffic except condo residents.
Project description: Roadway rebuilding. This is a Washington State Parks project, call (509) 665-4332.


Spokane, Pend Oreille & Stevens Counties

US 2/Colbert Area to Newport(MP 300-321)
US 395/ Intersection Improvements-Loon Lake to Kettle Falls (MP 174-241)
Traffic Issues: At selected intersections on these highways, Monday through Thursday, from about 6 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and/or pilot cars directing single-lane alternating traffic during intersection striping. Drivers with time sensitive travels should allow extra time to reach their destination. Striping work will be underway seven days per week. The schedule is subject to change. Sign installation work will be underway during evening and overnight hours Monday’s through Thursday’s. Driver should expect short delays
Project Description: Intersection striping installation and signage.
Project Website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016IntersectionSafetyImplementation/


Stevens County

SR 20/Narcisse Rd. to Spruce Canyon Rd. (MP 363-372)
Traffic Issues: Minor items.
Project Description: Hot mix asphalt resurfacing.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Whitman & Spokane Counties

SR 27/Oakesdale to Fairfield (MP 37-63)
Traffic Issues: Through Friday, Aug. 26, possible delays with flaggers directing single lane alternating traffic.
Project Description: Replacing or adding curve warning signage.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016CurveWarningChevrons


Whitman County

Steptoe Butte State Park
Traffic Issues: Monday through Thursday, Aug. 29-Sept. , the Steptoe Butte Road will be closed to all traffic.
Project Description: Asphalt paving. WSDOT is doing this work at the request of Washington State Parks.

SR 27/Pullman-Albion Rd. to Palouse Albion Rd. (MP 2-9)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal & fog seal existing roadway surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal

SR 194/Almota to Hamilton Road (MP 0-14)
Traffic Issues: Through Friday, Aug 19, possible delays with flaggers directing single lane alternating traffic.
Project Description: Replacing or adding curve warning signage.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016CurveWarningChevrons

US 195/Idaho Border to Colton (MP 0-9)
Traffic Issues: Minor items. Possible lane restrictions.
Project Description: Chip seal & fog seal existing surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Ferry/Lincoln Counties

SR 21/Keller Ferry (MP 106)
Traffic Issues: 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/

 



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.



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

511 Travel Information 

For information on city of Spokane construction, go to:
https://my.spokanecity.org/projects/construction/


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.
     

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