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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 May 18-28, 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/Spokane Sidewalk Work (MP 287)
Highway: US 2-Division Street/Browne Street Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 287
Description: Sidewalk work.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for lane restrictions on Division and Browne between Sprague Avenue and Third Avenue.
Contact: This is a City of Spokane project.

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US 2-Division Street/Pavement Patching (MP 289-287)
Highway: US 2-Division Street Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 289-287
Description: Pavement patching.
Work Schedule: Monday through Wednesday, May 22-24, from about 8am until as late as 4 p.m., southbound Division may be reduced to 2 lanes (from 4). Possible slow traffic.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 2/Pavement Patching (MP 292-295)
Highway: US 2-Newport Hwy Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 292-295
Description: Pavement patching.
Work Schedule: Today, Thursday, May 18, until as late as 4 p.m., drivers should be alert for paving crews with lane restrictions.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 2/Idaho 41 Intersection at Newport/Oldtown State Line (MP 334)
Highway: US 2-Newport Hwy Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 292-295
Description: Intersection work.
Work Schedule: Today, Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 4 p.m., drivers should be alert for work crews with flaggers directing traffic.
Contact: This is an Idaho Transportation Department project

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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: Crack sealing in preparation for upcoming chip-seal.
Work Schedule: Beginning on May 15, drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
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 Washout (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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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: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR25/ColumbiaRiverBridge/
Work Schedule: Contractor has been selected.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 28/Harrington to Davenport (MP 117-131)
Highway: SR 28 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln Location: MP 92-106
Description: Pavement repair in preparation for upcoming chip-seal.
Work Schedule: Beginning on May 16, drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 31/Tiger Junction to Metaline Falls (MP 0-14)
Highway: SR 31 Region: Eastern County: Pend Oreille Location: MP 0-14
Description: Crack sealing, pavement repair, rumble strips, and shoulder work in preparation for upcoming chip-seal.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
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: No work planned. Also, rough roadway advisories will remain in place. Motorcyclists must use extreme caution.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/adamscolinetospokaneline/
Work Schedule: Through Friday, April 28, drivers should be alert for some lane and/or shoulder restrictions. No lane restrictions May 1-7.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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I-90/Pavement Patching (MP 280)
Highway: Interstate 90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 280
Description: Pavement patching.
Work Schedule: On Sunday, May 21, from about 8 a.m. until as late as 4 p.m., crews will working on the westbound Maple on-ramp and the eastbound Maple off ramp. The westbound off ramp will be closed for about 1 hour during the work. The exact time is not yet determined.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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I-90/Division Street to Altamont Street (MP 281-282)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 281-282
Description: Repair bridge joints and bridge approach concrete slabs
Project Website: http://www.spokanefreewayfix.net/
Work Schedule: Eastbound I-90 will be reduced to 2 through lanes 24/7. Eastbound drivers should expect slow traffic, congestion, and delays, especially during commute hours and should seek alternate routes. Also, the eastbound Altamont off-ramp will be closed 24/7. The eastbound Altamont on-ramp will be closed during the afternoon commute, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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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: Striping work.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays when work is underway.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 195/Pine Creek & Old Hwy Bridge Joint Replacement (MP 66)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Whitman Location: MP 66
Description: Expansion Joint Replacement
Work Schedule: Beginning on May 22, from about 6 a.m. until as late as 6 p.m., drivers should be alert for flaggers directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays just north of the town of Rosalia.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/brgexpjoints/
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 272/Colfax to Idaho Border (MP 0-19)
Highway: SR 272 Region: Eastern County: Whitman Location: MP 0-14
Description: Striping work.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays when work is underway.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 290-Trent Ave/Mission Ave. to Evergreen Rd.-Sidewalks (MP 3-9)
Highway: SR 290 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 3-9
Description: Upgrade intersection crosswalk ADA pedestrian ramps.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2016adapedestrianaccess
Work Schedule: Sidewalk ADA work requires shoulder closures, possible lane closures during working hours, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and pedestrian detours with temporary ramps beginning Monday, May 22.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 291/Suncrest to SR 231 (MP 14-33)
Highway: SR 291 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 14-33
Description: Pavement repair and pre-level paving in preparation for upcoming chip-seal.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/EasternRegion/2017chipseal
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
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/Spokane River to Francis (MP 160)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: Vicinity of Market Street
Description: Work includes curb & sidewalk work on city streets that are immediately adjacent to the NSC right of way. Drainage work is also included.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/SpokaneRiverToFrancis
Work Schedule: Market Street may be reduced to one northbound land between Columbia Ave. and Francis Ave. on weekdays from 7 a.m. until as late at 5 p.m.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 395/Colville Sidewalks (MP 230)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 230
Description: Upgrade intersection crosswalk ADA pedestrian ramps.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2016adapedestrianaccess
Work Schedule: Sidewalk ADA work requires shoulder closures, possible lane closures during working hours, and pedestrian detours with temporary ramps through Friday, May 19.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 395/Matsen Creek Washout (MP 250)
Highway: NSC/US 395 Region: Eastern County: Stevens Location: MP 231-241
Description: US 395 is fully closed. Passenger vehicle detour available. Replace culvert and repair washout.
Project Website: www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/Northeast.aspx
Work Schedule: Contractor is on site working. No estimated reopening date set.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR 904/Cheney Sidewalks (MP 6)
Highway: SR 904 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 1
Description: Upgrade intersection crosswalk ADA pedestrian ramps.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/2016adapedestrianaccess
Work Schedule: Sidewalk work wrapping up
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
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Eastern/KellerFerry
Schedule: The Keller Ferry operates from 6 a.m. until midnite, seven days per week. U 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.