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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 Oct. 30-Nov. 9, 2014

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Event Alerts: On Saturday, November 1, 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. Game time is 1:30. Also, on Saturday, November 1, drivers should expect congestion on Interstate 90 and SR 904 between Spokane and Cheney as fans travel to and from the EWU Eagle football game. Game time is 2 p.m.

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 at: www.facebook.com/spokaneareatraffic or by searching for “Spokane Area Traffic.”

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



Spokane Area Projects
  

US 2/Espanola Road to Interstate 90 (MP 271-283)
Traffic Impacts: Minor items remain.
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 Westbound/Vicinity of SR 904 Exit (MP 270)
Traffic Impacts: On Wednesday, November 5, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 1 p.m., westbound I-90 will be reduced to one through lane. Drivers should be alert for slow traffic and congestion. All ramps open.
Project Description: Asphalt pavement patching.

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street (MP 282-284)
Traffic Impacts: Minor items remain.
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/Regal Street Pedestrian Overcrossing (MP 283)
Traffic Impacts: On Tuesday, November 4, from about 9 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m., eastbound drivers should be alert for crews in the right lane and eastbound on ramp lane. The eastbound Altamont on-ramp will be closed. Driver accessing eastbound I-90 from Third should use the Freya on-ramp. No freeway lane closures, although drivers should watch for slow traffic.
Project Description: Pedestrian bridge repair.

I-90/Division St. to Pines Road (MP 281-289)
Traffic Impacts: Eastbound or westbound drivers should be alert for intermittent left lane restrictions, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Possible slow traffic.
Project Description: Median drain cleaning.

I-90/Barker Road to Idaho Border (MP 293-299)
Traffic Impacts: Minor items remain.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing.
Project website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/BarkerRdIdahoStLn

US 395-Southbound Division Street/Hastings Road to Falcon Ave. (MP 166)
Traffic Impacts: On Monday, November 3, from about 9 a.m. to as late as 3 p.m., the southbound right lane will be closed. Drivers should expect slow traffic and congestion.
Project Description: Avista Utilities crews are replacing poles adjacent to the roadway.

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and Intersection Improvements
Traffic Impacts: Some striping remains.
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

Adams County

US 395/Hatton Coulee Rest Area RV Dump station (MP 82)
Traffic Impacts: RV dump station closed. All other rest area services available.
Project Description: Routine seasonal closure.


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

SR 21/Alder Street in Odessa (MP 56)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alerts for possible lane restrictions and/or a short detour when work is underway.
Project Description: City of Odessa water line work.

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.


Whitman County

SR 270/Bishop Blvd. to Terre View Drive (Airport Road)-Sewer Line (MP 3-4)
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should be alert for shoulder restrictions.
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