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Al Gilson
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Spokane, WA 99207
509.324.6000

Eastern Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Washington State Department of Transportation/Eastern Region
Traveler Advisory & Construction Update for March 23-April 2, 2017

Highway Construction and Maintenance scheduled projects

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.

Note: WSDOT Maintenance crews have numerous, short-term projects at various locations on state highways. Please be alert at all times and watch for personnel and equipment.

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US 2/Westwood Rd. to Pend Oreille County (MP 306-315)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 306-315
Description: Install centerline rumble strips and re-paint center line.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2017rumblestrips
Work Schedule: Today, Thursday, March 23, from about 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m.., drivers should expect slow traffic and delays, for painting. This work requires dry and warm weather.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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I-90/Sprague Lake to Fishtrap (MP 239-255)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 239-255
Description: Due to a rough roadway, the legal speed limit has been reduced to 60 mph on eastbound and westbound I-90 in this section. Motorcyclists must use extreme caution.
Project Website: None
Work Schedule: 24/7
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 21/Manila Creek Rd. to Lodoen Flats Rd. (MP 111-114)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 111-114
Description: Utility work. Drivers should be alert for alternating, single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Expect short delays.
Project Website: None
Work Schedule: Beginning on Monday, March 20 through late March or early April. Work underway from about 6 a.m. until as late as 6 p.m..
Contact: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

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SR 25/Columbia River Bridge at Northport (MP 114)
Highway: SR 25 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 114
Description: Bridge corrosion issues. Repairs pending. Drivers should be alert for alternating, single-lane traffic controlled by a temporary signal. Expect delays until further notice.
Project Website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR25/ColumbiaRiverBridge/
Work Schedule: Repairs are being designed.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 25/Clay Point Mudslide (MP 11)
Highway: SR 31 Region: Eastern County: Pend Oreille Location: MP 11
Description: Mud slide on unstable slope.
Project Website: www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/Northeast.aspx
Work Schedule: SR 31 is closed due to mudslide danger. A detour route for passenger cars is available via Sullivan Lake Road. Re-opening is awaiting drier weather with no slope movement.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 291/Nine Mile area to Suncrest (MP 6-13)
Highway: SR 291 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 6-13
Description: Install centerline rumble strips and re-paint center line.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2017rumblestrips
Work Schedule: On Thursday, March 23, from about noon to 3 p.m., drivers should expect slow traffic and delays, for painting. This work requires dry and warm weather.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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NSC-US 395/Freya Structures (MP 162)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC MP 162
Description: Construct two mainline freeway bridges over Freya Street
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/nspokanecorridorfreya/
Work Schedule: Work may get underway on Monday, March 27 with the contractor moving equipment into the site. If workers are present, drivers should be alert for occasional traffic control at the Freya roundabouts
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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NSC-US 395/North Spokane Corridor (MP 162-167)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC MP 162-167
Description: Ramp cleaning and sensor replacement
Project Website: None
Work Schedule: Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, during daytime hours drivers should be alert for crews at the interchanges. Also on Wednesday, March 29, drivers should be alert for lane restrictions. Crews will be repairing pavement sensors.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 395/Half Moon Vicinity to Loon Lake (MP 172-190)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 6-13
Description: Install shoulder rumble strips and re-paint center line. Also fog seal pavement.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2017rumblestrips
Work Schedule: Weeknights, March 23 through as late as April 1, from 6 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, drivers should expect single-lane, alternating traffic directed by flaggers and pilot cars for centerline grinding. Expect delays. Fog seal work requires dry and warm weather.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 395/Just north of Colville (MP 231)
Highway: NSC/US 395 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 231
Description: Water across roadway.
Project Website: www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/Northeast.aspx
Work Schedule: US 395 is closed due to water flowing across the highway and saturated soils. A detour route is available. Re-opening is awaiting drier weather.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 395/Colville to Kettle Falls (MP 230-241)
Highway: NSC/US 395 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 231-241
Description: Install centerline rumble strips and re-paint center line.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2017rumblestrips
Work Schedule: Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, any hours except 6 a.m.-9 a.m., between Colville and Kettle Falls, drivers should expect single-lane, alternating traffic, directed by flaggers and pilot cars for centerline grinding. Also. Expect delays. On Thursday, March 23, from about noon to 3 p.m., drivers should expect slow traffic and delays, for painting. This work requires dry and warm weather and the schedule is subject to change. Flooding has postponed some work in this area.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 21/Keller Ferry

Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry & Lincoln Location: MP 106
Description: Repair hairline cracks in hull and repair steering gear chain drive.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Eastern/KellerFerry
Work Schedule: Ferry service will be suspended starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 1 through Sunday, April 9. Service is expected to resume at 6 a.m. on Monday, April 10. Drivers should seek alternate State routes during this work.

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