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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. 23-May 3, 2015

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US 2/Camelot Yard Sale (MP 294)-Attendees at the Camelot neighborhood yard sale in north Spokane on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, are advised that there is NO PARKING on the US 2 (Newport Highway) right of way. Signage will be in place and the Washington State Patrol will ticket illegally parked vehicles and have them towed.

Bloomsday Race- Drivers should anticipate heavy traffic and congestion on Interstate 90 and all arterial streets in downtown Spokane on Sunday, May 3. Between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. freeway off-ramp traffic may be severely backed up and may interfere with mainline freeway traffic as participants and spectators stream into the city core for the annual Bloomsday run. Runners, volunteers, and fans are urged to carpool or use transit to and from downtown Spokane.

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: Today, Thursday, April 23, until as late as 3 p.m., drivers should be alert for lane restrictions on the westbound I-90/US 2 airport off ramp. All ramps remain open. 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: On Friday, April 24, from about 5:30 a.m. until around 6:30 a.m. drivers should expect some lane and turning restrictions at the intersection of Francis and Market in northeast Spokane for lane striping work.
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: Possible intermittent short delays with flaggers directing traffic at the Freya St. roundabouts. Flaggers will be stopping traffic intermittently to allow trucks in and out of the work site or during times of overhead work on the Pedestrian bridge.
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: Minor items remain. Work at the Eastbound I-90 off ramp to southbound US 195 will require shoulder restrictions. All ramps remain open.
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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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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