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Drivers beware

 

Traffic Alert from the city of Spokane:

SUNDAY IS ANNUAL BLOOMSDAY RACE

 

Sunday, May 2, is the annual Bloomsday Run, and the City is doing its part to make this event successful. City streets will be closed to accommodate the race and street parking will not be allowed. The start area downtown on Riverside Ave. between Lincoln and Post streets will close at 5:00 a.m. The streets surrounding the start area close at 7:00 a.m., and the rest of the course closes at 8:15 a.m. to traffic. Additionally, the Monroe St. Bridge will close at 5:30 a.m. and Washington couplet closes at 7 a.m. Motorists traveling north and south are encouraged to use Maple, Division or Hamilton streets. The race begins at 9 a.m.; the streets in the downtown core will reopen around 11:30 a.m. and the remaining streets will reopen around 2 p.m. Motorists should seek alternate routes. More information on the run and the full course route can be found at www.bloomsdayrun.org/.

 

MARKET STREET GRAND REOPENING

 

Saturday, May 1, is the Market St. Grand Reopening. City streets will be closed to accommodate the day's activities which start at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at Queen Ave. & Market St. by Mayor Verner. Other activities include a parade, car and motorcycle show, Northeast Youth Center Grand Opening with ribbon cutting, and street dancing. The antique and secondhand stores, for which Hillyard is known, will be open and will have specials for shoppers and diners. Market and Haven streets from Wellesley to Francis avenues will be closed from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Once the parade is over, Market St. from Wellesley to Rowan avenues will remain closed for the street fair and car show until about 6 p.m. Alternate routes include Crestline and Hamilton streets.

CONSTRUCTION

Broadway Avenue from Oak to Elm streets surge project set to begin Monday, May 3rd

The project will install stormwater treatment planters and pervious pavement on Broadway Ave. from Elm to Oak streets. The street will be closed to motorists. Traffic will be detoured to College Ave.

 

The $422,000 project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Stimulus and the City of Spokane Wasetwater Department.

Northwest Terrace Force SEWER Main

SET TO BE COMPLETE WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

 

The project to replace the existing 10- and 12-inch PVC pipes with ductile iron pipes in Aubrey L. White Pkwy. from Rifle Club Rd. to the Bowl and Pitcher entrance to Riverside State Park is set to be complete by Wednesday, May 5, two weeks ahead of schedule! Until then, the road remains closed to all traffic, including bikes and pedestrians. Consider taking Nine Mile Rd. as an alternate route. Riverside State Park and the Bowl and Pitcher are open and can be accessed by Downriver Dr. just past the "Road Closed" sign.

 

The $909,000 project was funded by the City of Spokane Wastewater Dept.

LINCOLN STREET FROM 29th to 17th AVENUESThe $1.7 million project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and Wastewater Department.

FREYA ST. BRIDGEThe Freya St. Bridge project is progressing. Freya St. remains closed from Trent to Alki avenues. Motorists are detoured around the closure to Broadway Ave., Fancher Rd., and Trent Ave. Freya St. is open to local traffic, allowing access to businesses along the project. The bridge is being replaced and is expected to reopen this summer. This project will replace the two side-by-side bridges with a single structure going over the railroad lines just north of Broadway Ave.The $7 million project is being funded by Bridge Replacement Money, the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, and the City of Spokane.

Decatur AVENUE from Freya to Julia StreetsThe $540,000 project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and Local Improvement District (LID).

Traffic Obstructions AND LANE CLOSURES

· Motorists will encounter closures and obstructions while crews work on the County Sewer Project. Second Ave. from Florida to Rebecca streets will be closed from Thursday, April 29, to May 15. Traffic will be detoured north to Pacific Ave. along Florida St. and then back to Second Ave. Additionally, Myrtle St. from Fourth Ave. north to the alley will have obstructions and closures; and Myrtle St. from the freeway north to Pacific Ave. will have local access only.

· City of Spokane Street Department crews will be:

§ Repairing Nevada St. from Hawthorne Rd. to Francis Ave. One lane will be closed to traffic while crews are working.

§ Crack sealing First Ave. from Monroe to Walnut streets.

§ Rail crossing repair on Fairview Ave. from Market to Ralph streets from May 3 to 5.

§ Striping Southeast Blvd. from Perry St. to 17th Ave. on Monday, May 3. The street will have lane closures. Flaggers will be in place.

RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPINGNorthwest:

Wellesley Ave. to Glass Ave. and Ash St. to Monroe St.

Wellesley Ave. to Garland Ave. and Ash St. to A St.Northeast:

Wellesley Ave. to Bruce Rd. and Havana St. to Crestline St.South:

29th Ave. to 29th Ave./53rd Ave. and Perry St. to Regal St.

WATER WORK FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 3

City water crews have scheduled the following work for the coming week. Street obstructions are possible.Water Service Repairs:

· 32nd Ave. & Perry St.

· 1317 E. Dalton Ave.

· 1720 W. Briar Ln.

· 2017 W. Eighth Ave.

· 2733 E. 55th Ave.Valve Repair:

· Jefferson St. & Second Ave.

Water Ave. to Sixth Ave and Eagle Ridge to Monroe St. Wellesley Ave. to Upriver Dr. and Havana St. to Crestline St. Wellesley Ave. to Gray Ct. and Division St. to Monroe St.
Sweeping will be done between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Residents are asked to move their vehicles from the street during sweeping. The schedule is available on the City's web site at www.spokanecity.org and will be updated weekly until the sweeping is complete in July. Citizens also can get updates by calling the City's street maintenance hotline at 456-2666. In the coming week, crews will sweep the areas bounded by these streets:

The project to pave and install curbs and sidewalks of Decatur Ave. from Freya to Julia streets; and Julia St. from Dalke to Francis avenues is progressing The streets will be closed to thru traffic with local access only. The project to rehabilitate Lincoln St. from 29th to 17th avenues and install curb extensions with storm gardens that will drain the treated water into Cannon Hill Park pond, is progressing. The street is closed to motorists. Traffic is detoured at 14th Ave. to Cedar St./High Dr. or Bernard St. onto 29th Ave.

 

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