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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 July 2-12, 2015

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL ALERT: Most construction work will not be underway Friday, July 3 through midnight, Sunday, July 5th in anticipation of increased holiday traffic.


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 195-Southbound/I-90 to Excelsior Road (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.
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 expected.
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: No work July 2-5. Weekdays from about 6 p.m. pm until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, drivers should expect a lane reduction on SR 290/Trent Ave. for both westbound and eastbound traffic between Sullivan Road and Wellesley Ave. Drivers may also encounter intermittent Sullivan Interchange ramp closures when paving is underway. In addition, drivers should watch for lane restrictions on Sullivan road between Trent and Wellesley.
Project Description: Asphalt paving on Trent Avenue/SR 290 plus paving and utility work Sullivan Road and Wellesley Avenue.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr290/sullivanrdtoidaho/

US 2/Colbert Road to Westwood Road (MP 300-306)
Traffic Impacts: On July 8-9, northbound or southbound US 2 will be reduced to one through lane in work areas.
Project Description: Pavement patching.

 

Outside the Spokane Area

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 very long delays, especially during heavy holiday weekend travel periods. Eastbound rivers should plan for an hour or more of added time for their travel and may wish to seek alternate routes.
Project Description: Bridge painting.


Stevens County

US 395/Immel Road to Arden (MP 213-223)
Traffic Impacts: No work until July 13.
Project Description: Wheel path rut repair.

Pend Oreille County

US 2/Spokane County Line to the SR 211 Junction (MP 315-321)
Traffic Impacts: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal..
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

SR 20/Tiger to Pend Oreille Mill (MP 390-422)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should expect single lane, alternating traffic near bridge deck work.
Project Description: Bridge deck work prior to chip seal.
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.
Project Description: Chip sealing
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

SR 21/Bear Creek Vicinity (MP 136)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for single lane, alternating traffic with possible delays until further notice.
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: Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic. Drivers with time-sensitive travel should add extra time for their journey.
Project Description: Fog oil sealing.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

US 395/Boyds to Canada (MP 248-270)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should expect delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic.
Project Description: Shoulder work.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/


Whitman County

US 195/SR 27 (South end of Pullman) to Babbitt Road. (MP 20-29)
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! No work July 3-5. During daylight hours, drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic. Drivers with time-sensitive travel should seek alternate routes or add extra time for their journey. This work requires dry weather and will not be underway if rain is forecast.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing.
Project Website: http://www.us195drivesafe.com/

US 195/Colfax (Railroad Ave.) to Dry Creek Road (MP 37-44)
Traffic Impacts: No work through Sunday, July 5. Monday through Friday, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, Main Street (US 195) will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Railroad Ave. to the SR 26 wye. From the SR 26 wye to Dry Creek Road, drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane traffic.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing project with sidewalk curb ramp upgrades.
Project Website: http://www.us195drivesafe.com/

SR 27/Palouse to Garfield (MP 16-25)
Traffic Impacts: No work.
Project Description: Striping and guide post installation.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal


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