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Eastern Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

 Washington State Department of Transportation/Eastern Region
Traveler Advisory & Construction Update for May 25-June 4, 2017

Highway Construction and Maintenance scheduled projects

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.

Note: WSDOT Maintenance crews have numerous, short-term projects at various locations on state highways. Please be alert at all times and watch for personnel and equipment. Projects are listed in highway number order

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SR 21/Keller Ferry
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry & Lincoln Location: MP 106
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Eastern/KellerFerry
Service Interruption: As of 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, the Keller Ferry is out of service for north shore ramp repairs. Up to the minute service info at: www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/Northeast.aspx
General Schedule: The Keller Ferry operates from 6 a.m. until midnite, seven days per week. U 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.”
Website: Keller Ferry Website

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US 2/Spokane Sidewalk Work (MP 287)
Highway: US 2-Division Street/Browne Street Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 287
Description: Sidewalk work.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions on Division and Browne between Sprague Avenue and Third Avenue.

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SR 21/Wilbur to Keller Ferry (MP 92-106)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 92-106
Description: Crack sealing in preparation for upcoming chip-seal.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays when work is underway.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 21/North Fork Sanpoil River Bridge Washout (MP 143)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 143
Description: Open to traffic with a one-lane bridge. Drivers need to stop and wait for oncoming traffic to clear.
Work Schedule: Temporary bridge is complete. Loads restricted to legal width and weight.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 25/Columbia River Bridge at Northport (MP 114)
Highway: SR 25 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 114
Description: Bridge corrosion issues. Repairs pending. Drivers should be alert for alternating, single-lane traffic controlled by a temporary signal. Expect delays until further notice.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR25/ColumbiaRiverBridge/
Work Schedule: Contractor has been selected.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 28/Lamona to Davenport (MP 103-131)
Highway: SR 28 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 103-131
Description: Pavement repair in preparation for upcoming chip-seal.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays when work is underway.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 31/Tiger Junction to Metaline Falls (MP 0-14)
Highway: SR 31 Region: Eastern County: Pend Oreille Location: MP 0-14
Description: Crack sealing, pavement repair, rumble strips, and shoulder work in preparation for upcoming chip-seal.
Work Schedule: No work.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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I-90/Sprague Lake to Fishtrap (Adams County Line to Spokane County Line-MP 239-255)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 239-255
Description: Test paving planned for Friday, June 2. Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions during this work. Also, rough roadway advisories will remain in place. Motorcyclists must use extreme caution.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/adamscolinetospokaneline/
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for some lane and/or shoulder restrictions.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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I-90/Division Street to Altamont Street (MP 281-282)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 281-282
Description: Repair bridge joints and bridge approach concrete slabs
Project Website: http://www.spokanefreewayfix.net/
Work Schedule: Work will be suspended during the Memorial Day holiday weekend with all lanes and ramps open from no later than noon Friday to midnight Monday. On Tuesday, May 30th at 12:01 a.m. work will resume by installing barrier and again reducing eastbound I-90 to 2 lanes at the 3rd Ave Bridge for the 2nd construction stage. The Altamont eastbound off-ramp will again be closed at this time until June 23rd. The eastbound Altamont on-ramp will also be closed Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 7:30pm during this time period. Starting May 31st the EB Maple/Walnut Street On-ramp will be closed until June 11th. During this time motorists will be directed along 4th Ave. to the Monroe Street On-ramp. Also starting May 31st, barrier will be installed to reduce eastbound I-90 in the vicinity of Walnut Street to Altamont. In general, eastbound I-90 will be reduced to 2 through lanes 24/7. Eastbound drivers should expect slow traffic, congestion, and delays, especially during commute hours and should seek alternate routes. Also, the eastbound Altamont off-ramp will be closed 24/7. The eastbound Altamont on-ramp will be closed during the afternoon commute, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 174/Grant County Line to Wilbur (MP 23-40)
Highway: SR 174 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 0-14
Description: Crack seal and pre-level paving in preparation for the upcoming chip-seal.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays when work is underway.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 195/Pine Creek & Old Hwy Bridge Joint Replacement (MP 66)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Whitman Location: MP 66
Description: Expansion Joint Replacement
Work Schedule: Weekdays from about 6 a.m. until as late as 6 p.m., drivers should be alert for flaggers directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays just north of the town of Rosalia through Tuesday or Wednesday, May 30-31.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/brgexpjoints/
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 272/Colfax to Idaho Border (MP 0-19)
Highway: SR 272 Region: Eastern County: Whitman Location: MP 0-14
Description: Striping work.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays when work is underway.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 290-Trent Ave/Mission Ave. to Evergreen Rd.-Sidewalks (MP 3-9)
Highway: SR 290 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 3-9
Description: Upgrade intersection crosswalk ADA pedestrian ramps.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2016adapedestrianaccess
Work Schedule: Sidewalk ADA work requires shoulder closures, possible lane closures during working hours, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and pedestrian detours with temporary ramps beginning Monday, May 22.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 291/Suncrest to SR 231 (MP 14-33)
Highway: SR 291 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 14-33
Description: Pavement repair and pre-level paving in preparation for upcoming chip-seal.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with delays of up to 20 minutes when work is underway.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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NSC-US 395/Freya Structures (MP 162)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC MP 162
Description: Construct two mainline freeway bridges over Freya Street
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/nspokanecorridorfreya/
Work Schedule: Work underway. Drivers should be alert for occasional traffic control at the Freya roundabouts.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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NSC-US 395/Spokane River to Francis (MP 160)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: Vicinity of Market Street
Description: Work includes curb & sidewalk work on city streets that are immediately adjacent to the NSC right of way. Drainage work is also included.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/SpokaneRiverToFrancis
Work Schedule: Market Street may be reduced to one northbound land between Columbia Ave. and Francis Ave. on weekdays from 7 a.m. until as late at 5 p.m.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 395/Little Spokane River Bridge Joint Replacement (MP 167)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 167
Description: Expansion Joint Replacement
Work Schedule: Beginning Thursday or Friday, June 12, work may get underway. When work is underway, weekdays from about 6 a.m. until as late as 6 p.m., drivers should be alert for northbound or southbound lane restrictions with possible slow traffic and congestion at the bridge.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/brgexpjoints/
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 395/Matsen Creek Washout (MP 250)
Highway: NSC/US 395 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 231-241
Description: US 395 is fully closed. Passenger vehicle detour available. Replace culvert and repair washout.
Project Website: www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/Northeast.aspx
Work Schedule: Contractor is on site working. No estimated reopening date set.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015