I-90 - Hamilton Westbound On-Ramp Deck Repair

Project news

  • The contract was awarded to Max J. Kuney Company on May 22, with a winning bid of $1.43 million.
  • Closure of the I-90 westbound on-ramp has been extended through mid-November at which time there will be one lane of the ramp open to traffic.  In addition the 2nd Ave offramp to Hamilton is closed through November.
  • Restrictions for Oversize Motor Vehicles will be in place during the ramp closure. 

Travelers will have several options to access westbound I-90 during the closure, though some depend on vehicle height (see map):

  • Vehicles under 14 feet tall can take the Second Avenue ramp down to Browne Street and access I-90 there
  • Vehicles under 15 feet can briefly head east, exit at Altamont Street (exit 283 A) and then travel under the freeway  and take the westbound ramp back onto the interstate
  • Vehicles over 15 feet will need to head east to the Third Avenue/Freya Street interchange (Exit 283 B) and then cross over to Second Avenue and take the westbound ramp onto I-90

Needs & benefits

This project consists of deck repairs to the I-90, westbound ramp from I-90 to Hamilton Street and SR 290.  These bridges, opened in the early 1970's, cross Third Avenue and Second Avenue just east of downtown Spokane.  The bridge surfaces are in a state of disrepair requiring extensive maintenance.  This project will resurface the bridges providing a smoother roadway.

Timeline

Construction is scheduled to run from July through December.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 629002A, 629002B
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $2,006
CWA $189
Total $2,195

Contact

Chad Simonson, project engineer
WSDOT Eastern Region
2714 N. Mayfair
Spokane, WA  99207
509-324-6000

I-90 Hamilton Ramp project thumbnail map