Eastern region construction update and travel advisory

July 19 - Aug. 2, 2019
WSDOT Eastern Region, 509-324-6000

Please Note: All construction and maintenance activities are weather dependent. 

 

2019 Eastern Region Chip Seal
Highway: SR 20, 26 Region: Eastern County: Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Adams, and Whitman 
Description: Crack seal, prelevel areas, pavement repair areas, bridge deck repair, rumble strips, and guardrail.

  • Work Schedule: Mon - Fri; 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • SR 20 - Republic to US 395 (MP 302 - 342.08) - Guardrail at shoulder repair areas, extruded curb, HMA paving, raising utilities, shoulder rock and presealing. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
    • SR 20 - Narcisse Rd. to Spruce Canyon Rd. (MP 363.61 - 372.84) - BST (Bituminous Surface Treatments). Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
    • SR 20 - South Fork Mill Creek Rd. to Tiger (MP 379.16 - 390.41) - Shoulder rock. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
    • SR 26 - Washtucna to LaCrosse Airport Rd. (MP 83.15 - 102.76) - Cutting RPM's (raised pavement markers) and fog seal. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
    • SR 26 - Dusty to Colfax (MP 116.74 - 133.53) - BST (Bituminous Surface Treatments) cutting RPM's and fog seal. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

2019-2021 Eastern Regionwide Basic Safety - Guardrail
Description: Repairing and upgrading guardrail components. Removing re-directional landforms and installing the concrete barrier.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/guardrail/home

  • Work Schedule: Start date will be July 29. Work is currently suspended. Mon - Fri 6 am to 6 pm. Contractor to begin in Ferry County and move south. Possible single lane or shoulder closures in the vicinity of each location.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

Adams

I-90 - SR 21 to Ritzville - Paving (MP 208.16 to MP 218.60)
Highway: 
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Adams Location: MP 208.16 to 218.60
Description: Restores 9.9 miles of the existing asphalt pavement by grinding and place 0.15 foot depth of asphalt on the driving lanes and shoulders. A reduced speed limit of 60 mph will be implemented during construction and enforced day and night. until completion in June.
Project Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/SR-21-ritzville/home

  • Work Schedule: No traffic impacts. Minor cleanup items remain. Waiting on smoothness testing to be performed to determine if any further work is necessary.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

Ferry

Keller Ferry Terminal and Pontoon Replacement North and South (MP 106.65 to 106.67)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln and Ferry Location: MP 106.65 to 106.67
Description: Construction to take place at the north and south Keller Ferry Terminals. Work will include replacing pontoons, decking, railing, and anchors.
Project Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr21/keller-ferry/home

  • Work Schedule: Assemble the glulam deck panel, weld the pontoon railing brackets and angle bracket, install cradle support, winch block strengthening supports and wearing surface. No current traffic impacts.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

SR 21 - West Fork Sanpoil Bridge Replace Structure (MP 145.6)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 145.6
Description: Earthwork, removing and relocating the temporary Bailey Bridge, removing the existing bridge and installing a new bridge with wing walls, paving with HMA, stream channel excavation and in water stream work, rock and boulder placing, woody material placing and other items.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr21/westfork-san-poil-bridge/home

  • Work Schedule: The bypass road is under construction along with the temporary piers. In-water work is underway this week in the area to the east of the existing structure. The contractor is building stream banks in the area under the temporary bypass. There will be a 48 hour closure from noon on July 23 to noon on July 25 in order to move the Bailey Bridge to the temporary alignment.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

SR 21 - Curlew to Canada Flood Repair (MP 185.00 to MP 190.20)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 185.00 to 190.20
Description: Slope and shoulder reconstruction, asphalt paving and guardrail replacement

  • Work Schedule: Hot mix asphalt was rejected last fall due to smoothness requirements. The contractor has developed a repair plan with paving scheduled to begin on July 29. Single lane closures will be implemented for repair work.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

Lincoln

US 2 - Reardan to Espanola Rd. - Paving (MP 263.45 to 271.02)
Highway:
US 2 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln & Spokane Location: MP 263.45 to 271.02
Description: Restores 7.6 miles of existing asphalt pavement by grinding and placing 0.15 foot depth of asphalt on the driving lanes.
Project Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/reardan-espanola/home

  • Work Schedule: Waiting for surface smoothness testing to be performed to determine if any further work is necessary. All further work may require only a shoulder closure.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

Pend Oreille

SR 41/BNSF-POVRR Railroad Bridge (MP 38)
Highway: SR 41 Region: Eastern County: Pend Oreille Location: MP 38
Description: Replace the bridge over the railroad tracks just south of Newport, Washington, and Oldtown, Idaho. This bridge is jointly owned by the Idaho Transportation Department and WSDOT. This is an Idaho Transportation Department project.
Project Website: https://itdprojects.org/projects/id41oldtown/

  • Work Schedule: Construction has been going on since April. One lane will typically remain open in each direction over the bridge, though brief lane reductions may be necessary. Work on the northeast retaining wall and footings for the columns are underway. The new bridge is planned for completion in September 2019. 

Contact: Megan Sausser, Idaho Transportation Department Communications, (208) 772-1295

Spokane

2nd Ave W Bridge and 3rd Ave Bridge WB On-Ramps (I-90 MP 0.18 - 0.41 and SR 290 EW Ramp MP 0.03 to 0.26 )
Highway: I-90/SR 290 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: I-90 Ramp MP 0.18 to 0.41 and SR 290 EW Ramp MP 0.03 to 0.26
Description: Planing, pavement repair, paving, bridge deck repair, and safety improvements.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/hamilton-ramp/home

  • Work Schedule: Preparing for roadway striping and expansion joint placement. WB I-90 on-ramp closed to traffic. Detours are in place. When traveling south on Hamilton to enter WB I-90 please stay in the left lane.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

I-90 Medical Lake/SR 902 Interchange Improvements (MP 272.81)
Highway: I-90/SR 902 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 272.81
Description: Reconstruction of the intersections at the eastbound and westbound ramp terminals. This will replace the current intersections with roundabouts. Replacement and relocation of the intersection of SR 902 and Geiger Blvd. with a roundabout. Construction of a new bridge structure parallel to the existing overpass at I-90.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/medical-lake/home

  • Work Schedule: The contractor continues to mobilize. Clearing and grubbing of the north roundabout area and north approach to the new bridge has completed. Earthwork on the approach to the bridge has begun. Utility work along Geiger Blvd. continues. Earthwork on the north roundabout area will begin next week.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

Eastern Region CCTV System - New Installs (MP 294.99/MP 167.00)
Highway: US 2/US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 294.99/MP 167.00
Description: Adding ITS CCTV cameras.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/cctv/home

  • Work Schedule: Work was completed May 31.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

US 195 - Thorpe Road - Intersection Improvements (MP 94.44 to 95.44)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 94.44 to 95.44
Description: Project will include earthwork, culvert pipe, quarry spalls, CSBC, planing, Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), paving, guardrail, and illumination work.
Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us195/thorpe/home

  • Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, daytime single lane closures on US 195. On Tuesday, July 23rd, the contractor will close the median at Thorpe Rd. and drivers will begin using the J-Turns. On July 24, Thorpe Rd. will close for paving.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

US 195 - Smythe Rd. to Paradise Rd. - Paving (MP 82.69 to 86.00)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 82.69 to 86.00
Description: Asphalt paving and safety items.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us195/smythe-paradise/home

  • Work Schedule: Project is substantially complete. No traffic impacts expected. Punchlist items remain.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

US 2 - Deer Road to Colbert Road - Paving and turn lane improvements (MP 297-300)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 297-300
Description: Asphalt paving and turn lane improvements. 
Project Website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US2/deerrdtodaymtspokane

  • Work Schedule: No work scheduled. Drainage correction completed June 22. Additional striping will take place in August.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

US 2 - Division Wye to Farwell Rd. - Paving (MP 292.96 to 295.66)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 292.96 to 295.66
Description: Asphalt paving and ADA curb ramp updates
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/division-wye-farwell/home

  • Work Schedule: Work began on Monday, July 8. The contractor is working on ADA curb ramp updates and beginning grind and inlay operations on US 2. Work scheduled Monday to Friday 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. with possible lane closures between Division Wye to Farwell Rd.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/Freya Structures (MP 162)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC MP 162
Description: Construct two mainline freeway bridges over Freya Street.
Project Website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/nspokanecorridorfreya/

  • Work Schedule: The contractor has mobilized back at the site. Concrete finish work under both bridges. Minor delays are possible when passing under the structures on Freya Street. Additional punchlist items are being addressed including pavement grinding to create a smoother ride. Erosion control measures are also included as needed.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/Columbia to Freya (MP 161.1 to 162.3)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 161.1 to 162.3
Description: Construct mainline NSC from Freya to Columbia. Contaminated material has been excavated on the north end of the project and samples are waiting for final test results. Minor drainage work. Erosion control work as needed.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/columbiatofreya/default.htm

  • Work Schedule: As of Monday, July 8, the contractor closed the northbound on-ramp from Freya in order to pave the ramp with concrete. The closure will be in place for 14 days. The rebar subcontractor is working to complete a traffic barrier between the bike path and southbound BNSF structure. Electrical work including boring under Freya at the southern roundabout.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

US 2 - Hayford Rd. to Deer Heights Rd - Channelization (MP 279.26 to 279.55)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 279.26 to 279.55
Description: Revises the channelization and illumination near Hazelwood Rd. in Airway Heights.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/hayford-to-deer-heights/home

  • Work Schedule: All roadway, island and illumination work is complete and open to traffic. No further traffic impacts expected. 

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

US 395 - Deer Park Corridor Intersection Improvements (MP 178 to 181)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 178 to 181
Description: Work to repair damaged guardrail at the Monroe/Crawford roundabout
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/hayford-to-deer-heights/home

  • Work Schedule: All work was completed on June 10.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

I-90 - Sprague Ave. Interchange to Argonne Rd. Interchange - PCCP Rehabilitation Grinding (MP 284.41 to 287.99)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 284.41 to 287.99
Description: Restores and rehabilitates existing concrete pavement with panel replacement and surface grinding to preserve pavement structure.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/sprague-argonne/home

  • Work Schedule: All bids were rejected on April 25. Project is scheduled to be repackaged and resubmitted for advertisement late fall 2019.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

US 2 - Colbert Rd. to Westwood Rd. - Paving (MP 299.74 to 306.01)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 299.74 to 306.01
Description: Work will include pavement repair, bridge deck repair, planing, crack sealing, Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), paving and guardrail installation.
Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/colbert-westwood/home

  • Work Schedule: Rumble strip work remains. Daytime hours Monday through Saturday work possible with single lane closures.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

Spokane Area Traffic Volume Collection (MP 286.19 to 292.02)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 286.19 to MP 292.02
Description: Upgrades and adds to the existing traffic data accumulation system.

  • Work Schedule: Waiting for contractor proposed schedule. 

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

Stevens

  • No scheduled traffic impacts

Whitman

US 195 - SR 271 to Plaza Rd. - Paving (MP 62.15 to 69.94)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Spokane and Whitman Location: MP 62.15 to 69.94
Description: Asphalt paving and safety items.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us195/sr-271-plaza/home

  • Work Schedule: Permanent striping took place on July 17. Expect possible work Mon - Fri, 24 hours a day working on US 195 with lane closures and pilot car operations.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

 

Construction Information for the Greater Spokane Metropolitan Area