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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. 18-28, 2014

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EVENT ALERT: On Saturday, September 20, drivers should expect congestion on US 195 and SR 27 between Spokane and Pullman, plus SR 26 between Vantage and Colfax, as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar football game. 

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: The Flint Road signal is scheduled to be activated in the morning on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Later that morning, the Flint Road detour will be removed. Until then, drivers should expect intermittent lane closures in the vicinity of Flint Rd. Flint Road is closed from US 2 to the south. A detour is available. 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

US 2/Airport Interchange Vicinity (MP 282)
Traffic Impacts: Today, Thursday, Sept. 18, until as late as 3 p.m., drivers should be alert for lane restrictions on US 2 in the vicinity of the airport interchange. All on and off ramps open.
Project Description: Bridge joint and deck repairs.

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street (MP 282-284)
Traffic Impacts: Roadwork complete.
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 Eastbound/Hamilton Interchange-Liberty Park Area (MP 282)
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT! Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 22-24, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., eastbound I-90 will be reduced to two through lanes. Eastbound drivers should be alert for slow traffic and congestion. All ramps open.
Project Description: Bridge joint repairs.

I-90/Mullan Road Bridge (MP 287)
Traffic Impacts: Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 22-24, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., drivers on northbound Mullan Road over I-90 should be alert for lane restrictions, congestion, and possible delays. No freeway impacts.
Project Description: Bridge deck repairs.



I-90/Vicinity of University Road
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 18, from about 9 p.m. until as late as 6 a.m. the following morning, westbound I-90 will be reduced to one through lane. Drivers should be alert for slow traffic, congestion, and delays.
Project Description: Message sign support repairs.

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

I-90 Westbound near Stateline (MP 299)
Traffic Impacts: Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 18 and possibly Friday, Sept. 19, from about 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning, westbound I-90 at the Washington/Idaho state line will be reduced to one through lane. Drivers should be alert for slow traffic, congestion, and possible delays.
Project Description: Roadway sensor repairs.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements
Traffic Impacts: All lanes open to traffic. Minor clean-up items may be underway.
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/



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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Washington road condition reports including Mountain Pass conditions are also available by calling Travel Information at 5-1-1.

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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