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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 Sept. 25-Oct. 5, 2014

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New WSDOT Eastern Washington Twitter Feed: Just go to your twitter account and 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.

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 by searching for and friending “Spokane Traffic.”

Spokane Area Projects
  

US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90 (MP 271-283)
Traffic Impacts: In general, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, drivers should be alert for lane restrictions for lane striping.
Project Description: Resurface highway and install signal system at Flint Road Intersection plus some improvements at the Espanola Road intersection.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US2/EspanolaRdInterstate90

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street (MP 282-284)
Traffic Impacts: Roadwork complete. Seeding remains.
Project Description: Replacement of existing illumination lighting, poles, and wiring, plus replacement of existing irrigation system.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/VicLibertyPkHavIllum

I-90/Barker Road to Idaho Border (MP 293-299)
Traffic Impacts: Minor items remain. If work is underway, some lane restrictions may be in place during evening a/or overnight hours.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing.
Project website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/BarkerRdIdahoStLn

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements
Traffic Impacts: Work on minor cleanup items will get underway on Monday September 29th. A lane closure on northbound Market Street near the intersection with Francis Avenue will be needed all day on Monday 9/29. The southbound Market Street left-turn lane will be closed all day on Tuesday 9/30 and the southbound right-turn lane on Freya Street will be closed in the morning on Wednesday 10/01. The remainder of the week will consist of intermittent short-term lane closures at both intersections and along Francis Avenue.
Project Description: Remove and replace existing Francis Avenue Bridge over the BNSF Railway with longer structure to accommodate new freeway.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/NSC_FrancisAveImprovements

NSC/BNSF Railway Structures/Realignment & Ped/Bike Trail Extension
Traffic Impacts: No traffic impacts.
Project Description: Construct two freeway mainline bridges over the BNSF tracks and two pedestrian bridges. Realign BNSF mainline and spur tracks. Extend Children of the Sun Trail into the Hillyard area.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/NorthSpokaneCorridor/BNSF_RailwayRealignment

 Outside the Spokane Area

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/

Lincoln County

I-90 Eastbound/Sprague Lake Rest Area (MP 241)
Traffic Impacts:  Eastbound RV dump is closed.  All other rest area services available.
Project Description:  RV Dump upgrade.
 
Stevens County

SR 291/Vicinity of Swenson Road in Suncrest (MP 13)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for lane possible restrictions.
Project Description: Business access paving by developer.
Whitman County

SR 270/Bishop Blvd. to Terre View Drive (Airport Road)-Sewer Line (MP 3-4)
Traffic Impacts: No work. All lanes open.
Project Description: Sewer line installation. This is a City of Pullman Project, for information call (509)338-3222.

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The City of Spokane has current street construction listed on their website.

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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.
     

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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
509.324.6015