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Spokane, WA 99207
509.324.6000

Eastern Region Construction Update & Travel Advisory

Statewide Construction and Travel Updates


WSDOT/Eastern Region Construction Activity & Possible Delays for August 21-31, 2014

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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: VERY HIGH IMPACT!! During the following days and hours, single-lane segments of on and off ramps leading to and from Spokane International Airport on US 2 and Sunset Hwy. will be fully closed for construction. Signed detours will direct drivers to and from Spokane International Airport. Drivers should expect slow traffic, congestion, and delays on the detour routes. Motorists are urged to allow plenty of extra time to reach their destinations during these periods to avoid missing flight connections.


Airport Construction Diagram

(Letters in parentheses below correspond to ramp location on diagram.)

Revised 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 29

Tuesday evening, September 2 into Wednesday morning, September 3
7 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m
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No ramp paving or ramp lane restrictions. Contractor will be paving mainline lanes of US 2 in the vicinity of Flint Rd.

Wednesday evening, September 3 into Thursday morning, September 4
7 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(C) Westbound off-ramp from US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport) Paving within the multiple lane portion
(D) Eastbound Airport Drive (from the airport) to US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) Paving within the multiple lane portion


Thursday evening, September 4 into Friday morning, September 5
7 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(C) Westbound off-ramp from US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport) Paving within the multiple lane portion
(D) Eastbound Airport Drive (from the airport) to US 2 (& I 90 Spokane) Paving within the multiple lane portion

Midnight until as late 5 a.m.
(D)-Eastbound Airport Drive (from the airport) to US 2 (& I 90 Spokane)—Closed for paving the single lane portion


Friday evening, September 5 into Saturday morning, September 6
7 p.m. until as late as 4 a.m.

(B)-Westbound US 2 off-ramp to Westbound Sunset Hwy.—Closed for paving
9 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(A)-Westbound Sunset Blvd. to westbound US 2 on-ramp—Closed for paving
(E)-Eastbound Airport Drive off-ramp to Eastbound Sunset Hwy. (to Spokane)—Closed for paving

Monday evening, September 8 into Tuesday morning, September 9
9 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m.
(G)-Eastbound US 2 off-ramp to Westbound Airport Dr. (to the airport) or Eastbound Sunset Hwy.—Closed for paving
(F)-Westbound Sunset Hwy. to Westbound Airport Dr. on-ramp (to the airport)—Closed for paving


In addition to the full closures listed above, beginning on Wednesday, September 3 through September 4 , between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. paving operations will be scheduled for ramp segments with multiple lanes. The affected ramps will remain open with traffic reduced to one lane during this work. Drivers should expect lane restrictions, slower traffic, and congestion on these multi-lane ramp and freeway sections in the vicinity of the airport between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destinations during these hours, to avoid missing flight connections.

As always, the schedule may need to be adjusted depending on weather or unforeseen equipment issues. Any changes will be posted on the project website and accessed by clicking the Airport Interchange Construction Schedule link.

In general, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, drivers should expect intermittent lane closures in the vicinity of Flint Rd. Motorists should be alert for flaggers directing traffic and trucks entering and exiting the roadway. Flint Road is closed from US 2 to the south. A detour is available. Flint Road is closed to the north between 7pm and 6am, Monday through Friday. Grinding and paving will continue between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. from FAFB through Airway Heights and towards I-90. Drivers should expect lane restrictions. Drivers should be very alert for grooved pavement and abrupt lane edges. Motorcyclists need to use extreme caution on grooved surfaces and abrupt lane edges.
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 Road Overpass Bridges (MP 281)
Traffic Impacts: Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4, from 7:30 a.m. until as late as 3:30 p.m., US 2 may be reduced to one through lane in the vicinity of the airport interchange. All on and off ramps will be open.
Project Description: Bridge deck repairs.

I-90/Liberty Park to Havana Street (MP 282-284)
Traffic Impacts: During evening and overnight hours, from about 9 p.m. until the following morning at 5 a.m., motorists should be alert for possible on and off ramp closures. Also watch for outside lane closures from 7 p.m. to the following morning at 6 a.m. 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

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange (MP 94)
Traffic Impacts: Roadwork complete.
Project Description: Construct new full interchange.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US195/CheneySpokaneIC/

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: In general, Keller Ferry operates 7 days per week from 6a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (last trip).
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/


Spokane County

I-90/Lincoln/Spokane County Line to Salnave Road Interchange
Traffic Impacts: Minor items remain.
Project Description: Asphalt resurfacing.
Project Website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/LincolnCoLnSalnaveRd



 

Pend Oreille County

SR 211/US 2 to SR 20 (MP 0-15)
Traffic Impacts: Fog seal is on the schedule for the week of Sept. 2. When work is underway drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes at work locations with flaggers and pilot cars directing alternating, single-lane traffic. Motorists should be alert for fresh oil and 35 mph advisory speeds. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution. WORK REQUIRES DRY WEATHER AND MAY BE POSTPONED AND/OR RE-SCHEDULED.
Project Description: Chip seal.
Project Website:. www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/ChipSeal/2014ERSeal/

SR 20/Usk to Newport (MP 423-436)
Traffic Impacts: : Fog seal is on the schedule for Aug. 28. and possibly the week of Sept. 2. Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes at work locations with flaggers and pilot cars directing alternating, single-lane traffic. Motorists should be alert for fresh oil and 35 mph advisory speeds. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution. WORK REQUIRES DRY WEATHER AND MAY BE POSTPONED AND/OR RE-SCHEDULED.
Project Description: Pavement repair, pre-level paving and chip seal.
Project Website:. www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/ChipSeal/2014ERSeal/


Whitman County

SR 27/Palouse-Albion Road to Palouse (MP 8-15)
Traffic Impacts: Fog seal is on the schedule during the week of Sept. 2. When work is underway, drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes at work locations with flaggers and pilot cars directing alternating, single-lane traffic when chip seal operations are underway. Motorists should be alert for fresh oil and 35 mph advisory speeds. Motorcyclists should use extreme caution. Drivers with time-sensitive travel might consider adding an hour to their trip to ensure on-time arrival. WORK REQUIRES DRY WEATHER AND MAY BE POSTPONED AND/OR RE-SCHEDULED.
Project Description: Pavement repair and pre-level paving in advance of chip seal.
Project Website:. www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/ChipSeal/2014ERSeal/

SR 27/Palouse Bridge (MP 15)
Traffic Impacts: No work.
Project Description: Bridge deck repairs.

SR 270/Bishop Blvd. to Terre View Drive (Airport Road)-Sewer Line (MP 3-4)
Traffic Impacts: HIGH IMPACT!! Westbound SR 270 is reduced to one lane. Drivers should expect slow traffic and possible delays 24 hours per day.
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