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SPOKANE, Wash. - The rut repair and paving project on I-90 from Division to the Hamilton interchange began Monday night.

You should expect lane restrictions, congestion, and delays between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily.

On Interstate 90 Eastbound:
Exit number 277B, to State Route 2 will be closed

On Interstate 90 Westbound:
Exit number 277, to State Route 2 will be reduced to 1 lane
The Garden Springs exit will be closed
Exit 282B, to 2nd Avenue will be closed
Westbound Interstate 90 will be reduced to 1 lane, between mileposts 281.34 to 284.48.

The main Interstate 90 lanes from Division Street to the Hamilton Interchange will be smoothed with a concrete grinding process.  From Hamilton to Custer Street (near Havana) the concrete will be resurfaced with an asphalt overlay. 

In the Valley, the 1,500 foot test segment of westbound I-90 will be resurfaced.  In addition, a majority of the on and off ramps betweeen the Geiger Interchange and the Sullivan Road will be resurfaced, a number of the freeway signs will be replaced, and some sections of guardrail upgraded. 

As part of this project, some short sections of adjacent city streets will be paved.

Heavy traffic with a high percentage of studded tire use severely rutted the surface of Interstate 90 since it was last resurfaced.  The surface was smoothed out in 1995. Traffic volumes exceed 100,000 on this section of I-90. On and off ramp surfaces are worn and patched creating a rough driving surface, signs have lost reflectivity over the years and some guardrail sections are not up to current standards. 

Also, the westbound test segment in the Valley near Flora Rd. failed prematurely and needs to be resurfaced.

Financial Information

  • State & Federal Funds -  $11.56M
  • City of Spokane Funds - $140k
  • City of Spokane Valley Funds -  $300k
  • Total funding Available From All Sources - $12M

  • Washington state is administering the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act investments with an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. Gregoire created a new Web site, www.recovery.wa.gov, so every Washingtonian can see where tax dollars are going and hold government accountable for the results. Visit the main American Recovery and Reinvestment Act here: http://www.recovery.gov/.

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