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OBSTRUCTION NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF SPOKANE:

STREETS TO CLOSE SATURDAY FOR JUNIOR LILAC PARADE

The following streets will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to noon:

  • Washington St. between Main and Boone avenues
  • Dean Ave. between Washington and Howard streets
  • Cataldo Ave. between Washington and Howard streets
  • Spokane Falls Blvd. between Bernard and Post streets
  • Post St. between Spokane Falls Blvd. and Bridge Ave.
  • Main St. between Bernard and Stevens streets
  • Stevens St. between Main Ave. and Spokane Falls Blvd.

 The Junior Lilac Parade gets under way at 10 a.m.  The 2010 theme is "Lights Camera Action!"  More information can be found at www.spokanejrlilacparade.com.

 CONSTRUCTION

HAVANA STREET OVERPASS SET TO BEGIN TUESDAY, MAY 11
The project will construct an overpass over the railroad viaduct on Havana St. north of Broadway Ave. The bridge will have 4 traffic lanes; the outside traffic lane will be a shared bike lane.  Sidewalks will be added on each side. Traffic will be detoured to Fancher Rd.

The $7.9 million project is funded by the Washington State Freight Mobility Board, State Transportation Improvement Board, federal sources, Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad, STA, and the City of Spokane.

LINCOLN STREET FROM 29th to 17th AVENUES
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.

The $1.7 million project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and Wastewater Department.

FREYA ST. BRIDGE

The 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.

 BROADWAY AVENUE FROM OAK TO ELM STREETS SURGE PROJECT

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

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

Decatur AVENUE from Freya to Julia 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 $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 until 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.
  • Motorists will encounter obstructions and should drive with caution while crews finish work on the Five Mile project. The work on Five Mile Rd. from Austin to Lincoln roads to widen and rebuild the street began May 2009 is expected to complete by mid-June.
  • City of Spokane Street Department crews will be:
  • Repairing Nevada St. from Rosewood Rd. to Hawthorne Rd. One lane will be closed to traffic while crews are working.
  • Crack sealing is set for First Ave. from Monroe to Walnut streets.
  • Joint repair on the Washington St. and Stevens St. couplet Tuesday to Thursday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. One lane will be closed to traffic where crews are working.

 RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPING
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:

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

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

                        Francis Ave. to Wellesley Ave. and Ash St. to A St.
  

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

                        Francis Ave. to Wellesley Ave. and Crestline St. to Nevada St.

                        Francis Ave. to Wellesley Ave. and Nevada St. to Division St.

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

                        Grand Blvd. to Perry St. and 29th Ave. to Hwy. 195
29th Ave. to High Dr. and Grand Blvd. to Bernard St.

 

WATER WORK FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 11

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

 Water Service Repairs:    

  • 3703 E. Sprague Ave.
  • 3908 W. Rockwell Ave.
  • 3040 N. Lincoln St.
  • Francis Ave. & Regal St.
  • 170 S. Madison St.
  • 720 S. Cannon St.

 Hydrant Repairs:

  • Iroquois Dr. & Sundance Dr.
  • Shawnee Ave. & Wickiup Ct.
  • Gordon Ave. & Belt St.
  • Garland Ave. & F St.

 Valve Repairs:

  • 21st Ave. & Monroe St.
  • Cataldo Ave. & Magnolia St.
  • Decatur Ave. & Regal St.
  • Lincoln St. & Second Ave.
  • 6229 N. Regal St.

 

 

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