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Al Gilson
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Eastern Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Washington State Department of Transportation/Eastern Region
Traveler Advisory & Construction Update for August 17-27, 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. Projects are listed in highway number order

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US 2/STEP Access Roundabout-West end of Airway Heights (MP 277)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 277
Description: Construct a new roundabout intersection to the west of Craig Road for access to the new STEP development and add improvements at the Craig Road intersection.
Work Schedule: Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time to reach their destination, eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane and westbound traffic will continue to have two through lanes. Drivers should be alert for trucks entering and exiting the roadway, as work continues drivers can expect lane shifts as traffic patterns are changed. The advisory speed through the construction is 35 MPH.
Contact: This is a Spokane Tribe of Indians project. Contact Mike Tedesco 509-998-0096

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US 2/Francis Ave to Division Wye - Paving (MP 291-293)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 291-293
Description: Asphalt paving and sidewalk ADA improvements.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US2/francistodivisionpave/
Work Schedule: Crews will continue grinding and paving at night. Some daytime work is expected to occur. Drivers and pedestrians should be alert for nightly dual lane closures and sidewalk restrictions. Daytime lane restrictions occur northbound 6 am to 3 pm and southbound 10 am to 7 pm. Nighttime lane restrictions occur 7 pm to 6 am, all directions. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 21/Wilbur to Keller Ferry (MP 92-106)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 92-106
Description: Chip seal and fog oil seal.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with delays of up to 20 minutes when work is underway. When loose gravel is on the roadway, the legal speed is reduced to 35 mph. Drivers need to be especially alert for speed limit signage.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 21/North Fork Sanpoil River Bridge (MP 143)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 143
Description: Open to traffic with a one-lane bridge. Drivers need to stop and wait for oncoming traffic to clear.
Work Schedule: Temporary bridge is complete. Loads restricted to legal width and weight.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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I-90/Sprague Lake to Fishtrap (Adams County Line to Spokane County Line-MP 239-255)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 239-255
Description: Asphalt paving.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/adamscolinetospokaneline/
Work Schedule: Westbound and/or eastbound I-90 will be reduced to one through lane at work locations. Work hours are 6 p.m. until 7 a.m., seven days a week. Possible daytime lane restrictions. The westbound off ramp at Fishtrap will be closed August 21, for paving, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. The westbound off ramp at Sprague will be closed August 23, for paving, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Marked detours will be in place. Drivers should be alert for abrupt lane edges. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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I-90 Westbound/Lincoln Street Interchange-Gateway (MP 280)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 280
Description: Landscaping enhancements.
Project Website: https://my.spokanecity.org/projects/lincoln-gateway
Work Schedule: Beginning on Monday, August 21, drivers should be alert for congestion at the I-90 westbound Lincoln Street off ramp. One lane of the off ramp will be closed and one lane on Lincoln St. will be closed during this project. Work hours will be 7:00am to 5:00 pm.
Contact: This is a City of Spokane project, 509-625-7722.

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I-90 Eastbound/Liberty Lake Interchange (MP 295)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 295
Description: Liberty Lake Road restoration
Project Website: http://www.libertylakewa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=203
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for congestion and delays at the I-90 eastbound on and off ramps, Appleway, and Liberty Lake Road intersection. Work hours are 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Contact: City of Liberty Lake, 509-755-6700

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SR 174/Grant County Line to Wilbur (MP 23-40)
Highway: SR 174 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 0-14
Description: Chip seal and fog seal.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with delays of up to 20 minutes when work is underway. When loose gravel is on the roadway, the legal speed is reduced to 35 mph. Drivers need to be especially alert for speed limit signage.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 195/Colfax to Spangle-Passing Lanes (MP 45 & 49)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Whitman Location: MP 45 & 49
Description: Add two passing lane segments. One northbound and one southbound in the vicinity of Steptoe.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic at work locations with delays. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US195/colfaxtospanglepassinglanes/
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 270/US 195 to Vicinity of Forest Way (MP 0-4)
Highway: SR 270 Region: Eastern County: Whitman Location: MP 0-4
Description: Sidewalk improvements and asphalt paving
Work Schedule: Minor items may be underway. Possible minor lane restrictions and/or sidewalk restrictions.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR270/us195tobishoppave/
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 290/Mission to Sullivan Road (MP 9-13)
Highway: SR 290 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 9-13
Description: Asphalt paving and bridge deck repair.
Work Schedule: From about 7 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m., mainline grinding and paving will be underway. Drivers should expect lane restrictions with slow traffic and possible congestion.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR290/missiontosullivanpave/
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 underway. 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 of Spokane River
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: North of the Spokane River adjacent to Greene Street between Jackson and Marietta Avenues
Description: The City of Spokane is placing surplus fill material for future NSC construction.
Work Schedule: Daytime hours.
Contact: This is a City of Spokane project.

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US 395/Arden to Colville (MP 222-231)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 222-231)
Description: Asphalt paving and sidewalk ADA improvements.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/ardentocolvillepave/
Work Schedule: Drivers and pedestrians should be alert for sidewalk, shoulder, and parking space restrictions inside Colville. Grinding and paving work inside the City of Colville is underway. Work hours are 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., seven days a week through Wednesday, August 23. During these hours, US 395 is detoured through Colville on the Truck Bypass. Alternate business access is available via Wynne, Oak, and intersecting cross streets. SR 20 access is available via 3rd. Following the completion of work inside Colville, paving crews will move to the section between Arden and Colville with the same evening and overnight hours.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 904/Mullenix Road to Betz Road (MP 9-13)
Highway: SR 904 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 9-13
Description: Asphalt paving and sidewalk ADA improvements.
Work Schedule: Minor items. Drivers and pedestrians should be alert for possible intermittent lane restrictions.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR904/mullenixtobetzpave/
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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I-90, US-2, SR-21, and SR-211/2015-17 ER Region wide Basic Safety - Signing
Highway: I-90, US-2, SR-21, and SR-211 Region: Eastern County: Spokane, Adams, and Pend Oreille Location: Multiple SR’s and Mileposts
Description: Crews will remove and replace existing signing in various locations to include I-90- MP 191-208 in Adams County; SR 21-MP 37 in Adams County; US 2- MP 305-315 in Spokane & Pend Oreille County; and SR 211; MP 0-15 in Pend Oreille County.
Work Schedule: Crews will be installing signs on SR-211 then move to US 2 from Chattaroy to SR 211. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and lane restrictions.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015