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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 Apr. 16-26, 2015

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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

US 2/Spokane Airport Vicinity Signage Upgrade (MP 281-283)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for equipment and workers on the shoulders with possible shoulder restrictions or lane restrictions. All ramps will be open. No delays expected.
Project Description: Replace deteriorated freeway signage and update some sign information.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/signing

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements
Traffic Impacts: Minor items remain.
Project Description: Remove and replace existing Francis Avenue Bridge over the BNSF Railway with longer structure to accommodate new freeway.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/NSC_FrancisAveImprovements

NSC/BNSF Railway Structures/Realignment & Ped/Bike Trail Extension
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! Today Thursday, Apr. 16 from about 10 a.m. until as late as 1 p.m., Freya Street will be closed to through traffic at the NSC ramp roundabouts. Drivers will be able to access businesses and residences on Freya from Francis Avenue on the south end or Market Street on the north end. The NSC will remain open however southbound drivers should be alert for flaggers directing traffic at the Freya Street roundabout. Southbound NSC vehicles will be routed through the roundabout in the opposite direction to accommodate the girder work. Motorists should expect delays. Southbound semi-trucks and drivers with time sensitive travels should exit the NSC at the Parksmith Drive interchange and use alternate routes to reach their destinations during these hours. Northbound NSC traffic from Francis to the NSC will not be affected.
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

I-90/Spokane Area Guardrail Upgrades (MP 279-299)
Traffic Impacts: VERY HIGH IMPACT!! Work at the I-90/US 195 Interchange will require the following on/off ramp closures:
• Thursday, Apr. 16, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning-Northbound US 195 off ramp to eastbound I-90.
• Friday, Apr. 17, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning-Eastbound I-90 off ramp to southbound US 195.
In general, Monday evenings through Saturday mornings, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, drivers should be alert for eastbound and/or westbound shoulder and/or lane restrictions on I-90 between the US 195 Interchange and the Thor/Freya Interchange. Drivers may also see narrow lanes and/or lane restrictions on the on/off ramps, bridges, and adjacent streets
Project Description: Replacing or adjusting guardrail sections or terminals in some segments of Interstate 90 in the Spokane metro area.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/Guardrail

 Outside the Spokane Area


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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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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