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Eastern Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

WSDOT/Eastern Region Construction Activity & Possible Delays for July 21-31, 2016 

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EVENT ALERTS:


City of Ione- Drivers should anticipate a slight delay on SR 31 Saturday, July30. Community events will be underway with a signed detour in place.

South of Medical Lake -On Saturday, July 30, drivers should be alert for runners on SR 902 between the I-90/Salnave Interchange and Medical Lake. MP 0-4.

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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/Sunset Blvd. to I-90 (MP 281-283)
Traffic Issues: Weekday evenings from about 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, drivers should be alert for possible lane restrictions.
Project Description: Guardrail upgrades.

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 Eastbound/Hamilton Street Ramp (MP 281)
Traffic Issues: Monday through Wednesday, July 25-27, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the eastbound I-90 off ramp to northbound Hamilton Street will be reduced to one lane.
Project Description: Pavement repairs.

I-90 Eastbound/US 195 Off Ramp (MP 279)
Traffic Issues: On Wednesday, July 27, beginning at about 5 a.m. for up to 24 hours, the eastbound I-90 to southbound US 195 ramp will be closed with a signed detour in place.
Project Description: Guardrail upgrades.

I-90/Westbound Freya Off-Ramp (MP 284 - east of downtown Spokane)
Traffic Issues: HIGH IMPACT!! On Friday, July 22, beginning at 7 p.m. until Monday, July 25 at 6 a.m. westbound I-90 will be reduced to 2 through lanes. Westbound drivers should be alert for slow traffic, congestion, and some delays. The westbound Sprague Avenue on ramp and westbound Freya off ramp will remain open. The Fancher Road westbound on-ramp will be closed with a signed detour in place. In addition, from 11 p.m. Friday, July 22 until 3 a.m. Saturday, July 23, westbound I-90 will be reduced to 1 through lane for setup of temporary concrete barrier. This will be repeated for temporary barrier removal on Sunday evening, July 24, into Monday morning at 3 a.m. Second Avenue is now closed between Havana Street and Freya Street. A signed detour will be in place. Also, westbound I-90 may have intermittent nightly lane restrictions during the week. In general, during all other days, westbound I-90 drivers should be alert for narrow shoulders.
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 195/Hatch Road Intersection Vicinity (MP 90)
Traffic Issues: Beginning on Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29, northbound US 195 at Hatch Road may be reduced to one through lane at times. In addition, Hatch road will be closed.
Project Description: Hatch Road paving. This is a City of Spokane project.

US 395-Division Street/Hawthorne Rd. Intersection (MP 165)
Traffic Issues: Hawthorne Road is closed east and west of Division. Division Street turn lanes are closed. All mainline lanes of Division are open
Project Description: Intersection improvements and new signal system.


Projects outside of Spokane

Adams County

I-90/SR 21 to Ritzville (MP 208-218)
Traffic Issues: No work.
Project Description: Chip seal wheel track ruts in outside lane.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2016ChipSeal

I-90/Wahl Road Bridges & BNSF Bridges (MP 210 & 237)
Traffic Issues: Beginning on Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, during daylight hours, Interstate 90 will be reduced to one through lane in each direction at these two bridge locations. The legal speed limit will be reduced to 60 mph.
Project Description: Bridge deck repairs.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/WahlRoadAndBNSFBridgeDeckRprs


Ferry County

SR 20/Sherman Pass (MP 319-330)
Traffic Issues: Through today, Thursday, July 21, drivers should expect delays with single-lane, alternating traffic directed by flaggers and pilot cars.
Project Description: Crack sealing.

SR 21/Keller to Republic (MP 319-330)
Traffic Issues: Through today, Thursday, July 21, drivers should expect delays with single-lane, alternating traffic directed by flaggers and/or pilot cars.
Project Description: Shoulder repair


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

US 2/Colbert Road Intersection (MP 300)
Traffic Issues: Shoulder restrictions.
Project Description: Intersection warning sign installation.

US 195/Excelsior Road to Hatch Road (MP 81-91)
Traffic Issues: Weekdays, drivers should be alert for right or left lane restrictions, northbound and/or southbound near the work areas. Rescheduled from last week.
Project Description: Remove trees near travel lanes.

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

US 395/ Burroughs-Dalton Road Intersection & Monroe-Crawford Roads Intersection (MP 178 & 180)
Traffic Issues: Shoulder restrictions.
Project Description: Intersection warning sign installation. This warning sign is part of a test project. The sign will warn drivers on US 395 to watch for drivers on the side road approach.

Mt. Spokane State Park Roadway (From SR 206 Milepost 15)
Traffic Issues: The park road from the gate to the summit is closed to all traffic except condo residents.
Project description: Roadway rebuilding. This is a Washington State Parks project, call (509) 665-4332.


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: No work.
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: No work.
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 Issues: HIGH IMPACT!! On Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, the Keller Ferry will be out of service for scheduled maintenance. Drivers should seek alternate state routes during this work.
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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