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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 May 21-31, 2015

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL ALERT: Most construction work will be suspended by noon on Friday, May 22rd through Monday, May 25th in anticipation of increased holiday traffic. Drivers should anticipate heavy traffic on Interstate 90/Snoqualmie Pass.

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: No work scheduled.
Project Description: Replace deteriorated freeway signage and update some sign information.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/signing

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

Outside the Spokane Area
Ferry County

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.

US 395/Boyds to Canada (MP 248-270)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should expect single lane, alternating traffic with possible delays.
Project Description: Pavement crack sealing.


Pend Oreille County

US 2/Spokane County Line to the SR 211 Junction (MP 315-321)
Traffic Impacts: Lane restrictions in work zones.
Project Description: Pavement crack sealing.

SR 20/Tiger to Ruby Mountain Road (MP 390-404)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should expect single lane, alternating traffic with possible delays.
Project Description: Pavement crack sealing.

Whitman County

US 195/SR 27 (South end of Pullman) to Babbitt Road. (MP 20-29)
Traffic Impacts: No work.
Project Description: Preliminary pavement coring in advance of paving project.
Project Website: http://www.us195drivesafe.com/

SR 27/Palouse to Garfield (MP 16-25
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should expect single lane, alternating traffic with possible delays.
Project Description: Pavement crack sealing.


Stevens County

US 395/Arden to Colville (MP 223-228)
Traffic Impacts: Beginning on May 18, Monday through Thursday, when work is underway, drivers should expect delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic. Drivers should also be alert for loose gravel.
Project Description: Asphalt patching and chip sealing.


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