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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 June 23-July 3, 2016 

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EVENT ALERTS:

Spokane Hoopfest- Drivers should anticipate heavy traffic and congestion on Interstate 90 and all arterial streets in downtown Spokane (especially Division Street (US 2/395) Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 24-26. On Saturday and Sunday, between 6 a.m. and 11 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 Hoopfest 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Players, volunteers, and fans are urged to carpool or use transit to and from downtown Spokane.

City of Newport- Drivers should anticipate a slight delay on US 2 Saturday, June 25. Community events will be underway with a signed detour in place.

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Highway Construction and Maintenance

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.

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WSDOT Spokane Metro Area Projects

US 2/Hayford Rd. Intersection (MP 279)
Traffic Issues: Eastbound drivers should be alert for lane restriction and some congestion.
Project description: Developer constructing business access.

US 2-Division Street/Curb and Sidewalk (MP 287)
Traffic Issues: Northbound Division Street is reduced to 2 through lanes. Drivers may experience congestion and some delays.
Project Description: Curb and sidewalk improvements. This is a City of Spokane project.

I-90/Westbound Freya Off-Ramp (MP 284)
Traffic Issues: Westbound drivers should be alert for narrow shoulders. All ramps open. Expect lane restrictions on 2nd Avenue.
Project Description: Construct new westbound Freya Street off-ramp approximately ¼ mile to the east.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/freyasticrampimprove/

US 395-Division Street/Hawthorne Rd. Intersection (MP 165)
Traffic Issues: Drivers should be alert for some turn restrictions on Division.
Project Description: Spokane County work has Hawthorne Road closed between Division and Waikiki.


Projects outside of Spokane

Adams County

I-90/SR 21 to Ritzville (MP 208-218)
Traffic Issues: Crack sealing in preparation for upcoming chip seal. Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions and slow traffic.
Project Description: Chip seal wheel track ruts in outside lane.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Lincoln County & Spokane County

US 2/Davenport to Espanola Road (MP 250-271)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal existing surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Pend Oreille County

US 2/SR 211 to South Shore Road (MP 321-328)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal existing roadway surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Spokane County

US 2/Colbert Rd. to Westwood Rd. (MP 300-302)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal existing roadway surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal

SR 291/Charles Road to Stevens County Line (MP 9-11)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal existing roadway surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Stevens County

SR 20/Narcisse rd. to Spruce Canyon Rd. (MP 363-372)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Hot mix asphalt resurfacing.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


Whitman County

SR 27/Pullman-Albion Rd. to Palouse Albion Rd. (MP 2-9)
Traffic Issues: Chip sealing. : Drivers should be alert for delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane, alternating traffic. Drivers with time-sensitive travel should adjust their travel schedule or consider alternate routes. 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 Description: Chip seal & fog seal existing roadway surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal

US 195/Idaho Border to Colton (MP 0-9)
Traffic Issues: Flaggers and pilot cars are directing single-lane, alternating traffic, with delays up to 20 minutes. This work requires dry weather. : Drivers should be alert for delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single lane, alternating traffic. Drivers with time-sensitive travel should adjust their travel schedule or consider alternate routes. 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 Description: Chip seal & fog seal existing surface.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal


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/ 


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.



Washington road condition reports including Mountain Pass conditions are also available by calling Travel Information at 5-1-1.

511 Travel Information 

For information on city of Spokane construction, go to:
https://my.spokanecity.org/projects/construction/


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.
     

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
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