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Eastern Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Washington State Department of Transportation/Eastern Region
Traveler Advisory & Construction Update for September 21-October 1, 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: US 2 is now routed through temporary lanes around the work zone. Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane and westbound traffic continues to have two through lanes. This configuration will be in place until the roundabout is completed. Drivers should be alert for trucks entering and exiting the roadway. The legal speed 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: Sidewalk and utility adjustments underway. 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.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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US 2/Deer Road to Colbert Road – Paving and turn lane improvements (MP 297-300)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 297-300
Description: Asphalt paving and turn lane improvements.
Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US2/deerrdtodaymtspokane/
Work Schedule: The contractor will have nighttime lane closures in place on US 2, SR 206 and Day Mt. Spokane Rd. Nighttime traffic on US 2 will be reduced down to 1 lane each direction from just South of Deer Rd. to North of Colbert Rd. from 7:00pm to 6:00am. The intersections of US 2 & SR 206, and US 2 & Day Mt. Spokane Rd. will be closed periodically for paving between 11:00pm and 5:00am West bound traffic on SR 206 near the intersection with US 2 will be reduced to one lane at night. West bound traffic on Day Mt Spokane Rd. near the intersection with US 2 will be reduced to one lane a night.
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 near Gold Creek Road
Description: Bridge support erosion repair.
Work Schedule: Drivers should be alert for some possible short delays when equipment is transported across the roadway. In general, the highway is open to traffic with a one-lane bridge. Drivers need to stop and wait for oncoming traffic to clear.
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 is now scheduled during daytime hours, seven days a week. Drivers should be alert for abrupt lane edges in many locations. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution. Short-term closures of the Sprague Lake rest areas will be in place when paving operations blocks the on and/or off ramps and parking lots.
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. on weekdays.
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: No work.
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-Trent Ave. 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. on work days, utility cover adjustments and lane marking installation will be underway. Drivers should expect lane restrictions with slow traffic and possible congestion. Drivers should also be alert for paint striping during daytime hours.
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: 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 lane restrictions inside Colville for completion of striping. Striping and rumble strip installation underway in the section between Arden and Colville and drivers should expect delays with flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic. Work hours are 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015

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SR904/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 US 2 from Chattaroy to SR 211 then begin work on the I-90 section. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and lane restrictions.
Contact: Al Gilson, Communications, 509-324-6015