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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 April 21-May 1, 2016 


EVENT ALERTS:

US 2/Camelot Yard Sale (MP 294)-Attendees at the Camelot neighborhood yard sale in north Spokane on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 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 1. 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.

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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

I-90/Eastbound Monroe St. On- Ramp (MP 281)
Traffic Issues: The City has revised their schedule. Now continuing through as late as Monday, May 9, the eastbound I-90/Monroe Street On Ramp is closed. This closure will be in effect 24 hours per day. Surface street traffic will be directed to the Division/Browne on ramp via a signed detour.
Project Description: Storm water pipe installation. This is a City of Spokane Project.

I-90/Sunset Hill to Liberty Lake MP 277-294)
Traffic Issues: Sunday through Thursday, during daytime hours, WSDOT Maintenance crews will be working on I-90 in the Spokane metro area at various locations, possibly in the far left or far right lanes or shoulders. Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions with workers and equipment adjacent to traffic. These are moving operations.
Project Description: Sweeping and/or drain cleaning.

Projects outside of Spokane

No work scheduled


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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