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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 9-19, 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

SR 206/Bruce Road to Mt. Spokane State Park Gate (MP 3-15)
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! Drivers should be alert for long delays with flaggers and/or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic.
Project Description: Pavement repair, shoulder work, pre-level paving and chip seal. NOTE: When loose gravel is present on the roadway, the legal speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph. Drivers should be alert for speed limit signage.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

US 2/Lawson Street Intersection in Airway Heights (MP 278)
Traffic Impacts: Tonight, Thursday, July 16, from about midnight to as late as 5 a.m. on Friday morning, drivers should be alert for a dark traffic signal at Lawson Street. Drivers need to treat this intersection as a 4-way stop.
Project Description: Inland Power and Light scheduled power outage.

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.
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: Today, Thursday, July 16, some possible lane restrictions when girders are delivered.
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: Drivers should be alert for daytime lane restrictions between Sullivan Road and Wellesley Ave. In addition, drivers should watch for lane restrictions on Sullivan Road between Trent and Wellesley. No paving work is currently scheduled between Wellesley and the Idaho state line.
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/

SR 27-Pines Road/BNSF Crossing Repair (MP 87)
Traffic Impacts: On Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 and 30, drivers should be alert for a full closure of SR 27/Pines road at the BNSF mainline crossing at Trent. Exact hours are not yet set.
Project Description: BNSF and WSDOT repairs.

 

Outside the Spokane Area

Spokane County

US 195/Plaza to Cornwall Road (MP 70-81)

Traffic Impacts: 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.


Stevens County

US 395/Immel Road to Arden (MP 213-223)
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! Today, Thursday, July 16 and Monday, July 20, from about 4 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., drivers should expect long delays with single-lane, alternating traffic directed by flaggers and pilot cars.
Project Description: Wheel path rut patching.


Pend Oreille County

US 2/Spokane County Line to the SR 211 Junction (MP 315-321)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions.
Project Description: Pre level paving to prepare for chip seal.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

SR 20/Tiger to Pend Oreille Mill (MP 390-422)
Traffic Impacts: No work.
Project Description: 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: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2015chipseal/

US 395/Boyds to Canada (MP 248-270)
Traffic Impacts: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal.
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: Complete.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing.
Project Website: http://www.us195drivesafe.com/

US 195/Colfax (Railroad Ave.) to Dry Creek Road (MP 37-44)
Traffic Impacts: Beginning Monday, July 20, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, drivers on Main Street (US 195) should expect delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane alternating traffic. From the SR 26 wye to Dry Creek Road, also from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane traffic. Through Wednesday, July 22, drivers should expect delays 24 hours/day at the US 195/SR 26 intersection, as the SR 26 spur bridge will be closed and SR 26 traffic routed to the US 195 bridge.
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: Minor work in Garfield.
Project Description: Striping.
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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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