City of Spokane Traffic Obstruction July 13th to July 20th

Here is the obstruction notice for July 13 – 20. Notable info includes:

·         Wall Street between Main and Spokane Falls will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Saturday Kids Club

·         There will be multiple downtown closures Thursday for the annual INCCC Downtown Scholarship Car Show

 

Projects highlighted in RED have notable changes this week. Construction is tentative and subject to change at any time.

COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO) CONSTRUCTION

ADAMS STREET COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO) 24 PROJECT

Here’s how this work affects traffic and parking in the area:

·         Adams St. between First and Sprague Ave. is reduced to one lane for KHQ access only.

  • First Avenue from Walnut to Jefferson Street is closed. A detour is provided for east bound traffic on Riverside Ave. Local access only on First Avenue is permitted east beyond Walnut for the specific businesses and residents located on First between Walnut and Cedar. Local traffic may travel west on First when leaving the area towards the Walnut detour route but will be forced to turn north on Walnut.
  • For the safety of the construction crews as well as the public, thru traffic is not permitted through the intersection of First and Cedar, however pedestrian access will be maintained.

·         Sprague Ave. is closed to all westbound traffic from Jefferson to Cedar St. Eastbound traffic is permitted on Sprague Ave from Adams to Jefferson (within the restricted area similar to Phase 1) for local residents and KHQ employees only.

·         Expect increased truck traffic in the area as crews are beginning tank backfill activities.

This project will construct a 2.4 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for our Cleaner River Faster Program.

            The $16.3 million project is funded with City Utility funds.

COCHRAN STREET COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO) 14/15 PROJECT

·        Crews have closed Lindeke Street from Mallon to Sharp Avenue. 

This project is part of the City’s efforts to get to a Cleaner River Faster.

This is a $3.4 million project funded with state funds.

I-07C & CSO 34-1 CONTROL FACILITIES

·         Work continues on the East Riverside CSO tanks. Riverside Avenue remains closed between Lee Street and the alley between Lee and Crestline Street. Access to local businesses and residences should remain intact during this period.

I-07c work is to construct a 200,000 gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank and CSO 34-1 work is to construct a 1.5 million gallon CSO tank. These projects are part of the “It’s all about the River” program to keep our greatest asset, our river, clean.

I-07c is a $2.8 million project and CSO 34-1 is a $13 million project.

KENDALL YARDS COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO) 23 PROJECT AND CONTROL FACILITY

·         Bridge Avenue is closed between Ash and Oak Street

This project is part of the City’s efforts to get to a Cleaner River Faster. This project will construct a 38,000 gallon storage tank and a 13,000 gallon storage tank.

            This is a $1.5 million project.

LIBERTY PARK, COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW TANK 33-1

·         Work continues with traffic impacts on 5th Avenue from Arthur to Perry and Denver and Celesta for work on the CSO tank.

This work is to construct a 2 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank that is part of the “It’s all about the River” program to keep our greatest asset, our river, clean.

This is a $9.5 million project.

PEACEFUL VALLEY COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW (CSO) 25 PROJECT

·         Crews continue to work on CSO 25. The following streets are closed;

o   Cedar Street from Main to Water Avenue

o   Water Avenue from Cedar to Ash Street

o   Main Avenue from Monroe to Cedar Street

This project will be completed in two phases. The project will result in new water, sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure. In addition, stormwater swales will be installed.

This project is funded with state funds.

SPOKANE FALLS BOULEVARD COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW TANK (CSO 26) PROJECT

·         Construction proceeds on the 2.2 million-gallon CSO tank by the Downtown Library.

o   Spokane Falls Boulevard from Lincoln to Monroe will be closed to traffic.

o   Traffic on Lincoln Street from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Main is directed southbound; drivers are required to go east or west at Main. Lincoln is the detour for traffic coming from the River Park Square garage and Spokane Falls through at least mid-2018.

o   Access to the Lincoln Street entrance to the River Park Square parking garage is open.

Crews continue to build the walls for the CSO tank. On the east end of the jobsite, near city hall, crews will intermittently stop traffic to allow concrete trucks in and out of the jobsite,  as well as the west side of the jobsite on pour days. The next wall pour is scheduled for Friday, July 13 starting at 6 a.m.

The project is part of the City’s efforts to get to a Cleaner River Faster.  The tank will include a new public plaza with views of the lower falls of the Spokane River.

The $20 million project is being paid for with City Utility funds.

TJ MEENACH COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW TANK, CSO I-03

·         Construction on this CSO tank, located to the east of TJ Meenach Drive, below Northwest Boulevard, continues. Grace Avenue from Alberta to Cochran Street is closed.

This project will construct a 1.4 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for our Cleaner River Faster Program.

            This is an $8 million project

EVENTS

Food Truck Fridays – Fridays

Food Truck Fridays will close Wall Street will be closed between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday Kids Club – Saturdays

Wall Street between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

U-District Fun Run Series – Tuesdays

Columbus Street between Springfield and Cataldo Avenue will be closed from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Kendall Yards Night Market – Wednesdays

The Kendall Yards Night Market will close Summit Parkway between Cedar Street and Adams Alley between the hours of 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

INCCC Downtown Scholarship Car Show – Thursday, July 19

This event will close Riverside Avenue from Stevens to Lincoln Street and Howard, Wall and Post Street from Sprague to Main Avenue. The closures will last from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.   

NON-CITY OBSTRUCTIONS

·         Parking on the west side of Howard Street between Main Avenue and Spokane Falls Boulevard will be closed from 6/14/18 – 7/13/18.

·         The right northbound lane of Regal Street will be closed between 33rd and 35th Avenue and the left northbound lane of Regal at 38th Avenue from 7/5/18 – 7/13/18.

·         The sidewalk, parking lane and 100% of Post Street will be closed between 2nd Avenue and the alley to the south of 2nd on 7/16/18 for crane work.

·         19th Avenue between Hatch and Sherman will be closed from 7/16/18 – 7/18/18.

·         Jefferson between Sprague and 1st Avenue will be closed from 7/17/18 – 7/18/18.

·         The left southbound turn lane of Boone at Monroe and right south bound lane of Monroe from Boone will be closed from 7/9/18 – 7/20/18.

·         The right westbound lane of Sunset Boulevard between Government Way and Assembly will be closed from 7/16/18 – 7/20/18.

·         The south side of Indiana between Post and Howard will be closed from 7/3/18 – 7/27/18.

·         Adams Street from the alley south of Nora to Augusta Avenue will be closed with flaggers from 7/6/18 – 7/27/18.

·         The sidewalk closure on the south side of North Crescent between Granite and Crestline has been extended until 7/31/18.

·         The east lane of Washington between 2nd and Pacific and the south lane of Pacific between Washington and McClellan will be closed from 7/9/18 – 8/10/18.

·         The south bound west lane of Stevens between 2nd and 3rd Avenue and the south lane of 3rd Avenue between Stevens and Pittsburg will be closed from 7/9/18 – 8/15/18.

·         The sidewalks along the half block of 4th and Walnut will be closed from 7/16/18-10/12/18 for replacement.

·         There will be obstruction at the northwest corner of 17th Ave and Mt Vernon until 12/13/18.

·         The north side of Spokane Falls Boulevard at Post will be closed until 5/30/19.

PEDESTRIAN AND BIKEWAYS

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

·         Martin Luther King Jr. Way is closed from Pine to Sherman Street. Riverside Avenue between Sheridan and Grant Street remains closed to through traffic. Local access to businesses on this unimproved section of Riverside is being maintained by the contractor.

This is a $9.5 million project.

 

RIVERFRONT PARK CONSTRUCTION

  • North Bank: Fencing surrounds the Promenade of the North Bank, closing the Howard Street pedestrian bridges (including the blue bridge). Detour routes through the park take visitors either across the suspension bridges or the Washington Street Bridge. Parking Lot 2 is now closed for construction. The detour of the Centennial Trail will take visitors across Cataldo St. to travel between the Flour Mill and the Washington Street Bridge. Construction on the North Promenade is anticipated to be complete in fall 2018. View an updated map.
  • Pavilion: Fencing is expanded around the Pavilion site. It is anticipated to be in place through summer 2019.
  • Post Street Reconfiguration: Post Street is now a two-way street in front of City Hall for one block. See the Street Projects section for more info. A map is here along with additional information.
  • Looff Carrousel & South Gateway: The Howard Street South Bridge, Carrousel, and SkyRide are open. The former Fountain Café will be under construction this summer, to become the new Visitor Center run by Visit Spokane. Additional nearby restrooms can be found at both the Skate Ribbon and Carrousel.
  • The website for redevelopment is www.riverfrontparknow.com.

STREET DEPARTMENT PROJECTS  

GRIND AND OVERLAY

·         The City of Spokane is continuing a grind and overlay project on Southeast Boulevard between 29th Avenue and Regal Street.

POTHOLE CREWS

·         City crews continue to fill potholes. If you see a pothole, report it by calling 3-1-1. Potholes can also be reported online through your MySpokane account.  Crews focus on the largest holes on the busiest streets first.  Include as much information as possible on the location and size of the pothole.

 

CRACK SEALING

·         Arterial

o   Ash from Wellesley to Northwest Boulevard

·         Residential

o   Custer Et Al

STREET SWEEPING

·         Residential Crews

o   Northwest: Rt. 6: Francis to Wellesley, Ash to A Street. Rt. 14: Wellesley to Francis, Assembly to Driscoll

o   Northeast: Rt. 37: Fancher Way to Freya Way, Second to Rutter Parkway

o   South: Rt. 47: 14th to 29th, Grand to Oak

 

UTILITY CUT CREWS

·         Crews will be working throughout the City repairing sewer and water lines.

 

ADDITIONAL WORK

Crews are grading alleys for Solid Waste Department in the Northwest quadrant of the city.

·         Monday: Olympic/Wabash W. 2200-2300; Wellesley/Hoffman W. 3900-4000

·         Tuesday: Cleveland/Fairview W.800-900; Chelan/York W. 1300, Chelan/YorkW.1400

·         Wednesday: Bridgeport/Courtland E. 1200-1700

·         Thursday: Cincinnati/Hamilton N. 2200-2500

 

STREET PROJECTS

CENTRAL AVENUE WELL #2 REHABILITATION

·         Rehabilitation work on Central Avenue Well #2 has closed Normandie Street 200 feet north of Central Avenue. Local access granted for the adjacent homes.

This project includes upgrading and modernizing the station and construction of a new building housing a single pump and motor

The $995,000 project is funded with federal funds.

 

GREENE STREET AND ERMINA AVENUE SIGNALIZATION

·         There are lane restrictions in place for both northbound and southbound Greene Street.

This project includes a new traffic signal, modifications to the Greene Street island and updates to the wheelchair ramps.

This is a $650,000 project.

 

HIGH DRIVE, 29TH AVENUE TO 21ST AVENUE

·         High Drive is closed from 29th Avenue to 21st Avenue.

Additional traffic control signage for the detour route has been added at Cedar Street and 14th Avenue aiding the general traveling public to utilize 14th Avenue as their detour.

This project will replace the old sewer line with a new 30” combined sewer in High Drive. Additional improvements include infiltration swales, drainage structures, landscaping and irrigation, curb, sidewalk and a pedestrian pathway.

This is a $1.5 million project.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY/RIVERSIDE DRIVE PHASE 2B

·         Trent Avenue is closed from Hamilton to Napa Street. Access to businesses and the Iron Bridge Campus will be maintained.

This project constructs a new road from Erie to Perry Street including a new roundabout at Trent Avenue and Perry Street.

The $2.5 million dollar project is funded with local, state and federal funds.

 

NORTH MONROE CORRIDOR PROJECT

Monroe South End (Murphy Brothers)

·         The contractor is working on Monroe South – Phase 2 (Montgomery to Indiana)! Monroe is closed to thru traffic between Indiana and Carlisle Avenue and the left turn lane from east bound Northwest Boulevard onto Monroe Street is closed off.

·         Carlisle to Chelan is open to business traffic. All businesses within this project will need to use the Post Street detour route for access.

Monroe North End (Red Diamond)

·         The contractor is working on Monroe North – Phase 2 (Euclid to Grace)! Monroe Street from Euclid to Chelan will be closed. All businesses within the new closure will need to use the Post Street detours for access.

The Monroe project is approximately 16 blocks long and will be completed in four block segments. The segments not under construction will be open to local traffic. There are two contractors working on this project each contractor is working on a four block segment so there will be a total of 8 blocks under construction at a time separated by 4 blocks open to traffic.

This project includes: new pavement, lane reconfiguration from five to three lanes, wider sidewalks, bump-outs, installation of High Performance Transit elements, upgraded street lighting, new pedestrian lighting and stormwater management.

Businesses are open, and signage will direct drivers to individual business locations. See www.monroe project.com.

The $6.5 million project is funded with federal, state and local funds.

POST STREET TEMPORARY RECONFIGURATION

·         Up to 16 construction trucks per hour will need to move south on Post Street for Riverfront Park redevelopment. Post Street is temporarily a two-way street for one block at City Hall, between Spokane Falls Boulevard and the Mobius Science Center to accommodate this construction traffic. View the Post Street two-way configuration map online.

RESIDENTIAL CHIP SEAL PROJECTS

·         Residential Chip Seal Projects have started. Crews are working in the following areas:

o   Broad/Wabash area will be closed Monday, July 16 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18 from 7:30 a.m. and 1p.m.

o   Arrowhead area will be closed Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Thursday, July 19 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

o   D St. area will be closed Thursday, July 19 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Friday, July 20 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

SHARP AVENUE, PEARL STREET TO HAMILTON STREET

·         Sharp Avenue is closed between Ruby Street and Hamilton Street.

Construction will include full roadway reconstruction with stormwater improvements. The design includes reducing lanes and adding bumpouts to provide narrower crossings for pedestrians, it also adds bike lanes and wider planted center medians. The water main along Sharp will also be replaced.

The $2 million project is funded with state funds.

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

DIVISION, BROWNE AND RUBY STREET RESURFACING

·         WSDOT is resurfacing Division, Browne and Ruby Street from I-90 to Euclid Avenue. Drivers should be alert for possible daytime curb lane restrictions for ADA work. During evening and overnight hours (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.), drivers should expect multiple lane closures for paving and/or asphalt grinding.

·         The Division Street Bridge is reduced to one lane in each direction until Monday, July 23 as crews work on bridge repairs.

I-90 – HAMILTON WESTBOUND ON-RAMP DECK REPAIR

·         The Hamilton I-90 westbound on-ramp will remain closed until late October.

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

o   Vehicles under 14 feet tall can take the Second Avenue ramp down to Browne Street and access I-90 there

o   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

o   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.

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