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Attention drivers; Traffic Alert from the City of Spokane

TRAFFIC ALERT FROM THE CITY OF SPOKANE

STREETS TO CLOSE SATURDAY FOR LILAC FESTIVAL ARMED FORCES TORCHLIGHT PARADE

Spokane Falls Blvd. from Stevens to Lincoln streets will be closed to traffic beginning at 10 a.m. for the Lilac Festival Cruisin' the Falls Car Show and will remain closed through the end of the parade.

These streets on the parade route will be closed from 4:30 to 11 p.m.:

  • Washington St. from Boone to First avenues.
  • Spokane Falls Blvd. from Browne to Lincoln streets.

The remaining streets on the parade route will be closed from 5:30 to 11 p.m. or so:

  • Main, Riverside, Sprague, First, and Second avenues from Browne to Lincoln streets.
  • Post, Wall, Howard, Washington, and Stevens streets from Second Ave. to
               Spokane Falls Blvd.
    These are the best north-south routes through downtown during the Parade:
    • Hamilton, Division, Monroe, and Maple streets.

The River Park Square Parking Garage can be accessed from Lincoln St. at Main Ave.

The Lilac Festival Parade gets under way at 7:45 p.m. The 2010 theme is "Freedom is not Free."  More information can be found at http://www.spokanelilacfestival.org/

 CONSTRUCTION

A Street from Francis Avenue to Beacon Avenue and surrounding streets set to begin monday, may 17
The project will rehabilitate A Street from Francis Avenue to Beacon Avenue and the following residential streets: Audubon Street from Holyoke to Indian Trail Rd.; Beacon Ave. from Audubon to Alberta streets; Holyoke from Indian Trail Rd. to Lindeke St.; Houston Ave. from Holyoke to Lindeke streets; and Lindeke St. from Francis to Beacon avenues. The streets will be closed to thru traffic with local access only.

 The $754,000 project is being Funded by the 10-Year Street Bond.

 FREYA ST. BRIDGE CEREMONY SET FOR THURSDAY, MAY 20, AT 4 p.m.

A completion ceremony is set for 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. Parking will be available in the dirt parking lot on Springfield Ave. just west of the bridge.

The Freya St. Bridge project is progressing and expected to be complete by Friday, May 28.  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. 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.

HAVANA STREET OVERPASS
The project to construct an overpass over the railroad viaduct on Havana St. north of Broadway Ave. is progressing. 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 is 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.

FIVE MILE ROAD FROM AUSTIN TO LINCOLN ROADS
Motorists will encounter obstructions and should drive with caution while crews finish work on the Five Mile Rd. project. Crews will be paving, working on drainage swales, and finishing the landscaping over the next month. Work began May 2009 on Five Mile Rd. from Austin to Lincoln roads to widen and rebuild the street. The project will widen and rebuild the street to 44 feet to include curbs and a continuous sidewalk on the west side, a 5-ft. bike lane north and shared-use bike lane south on Five Mile Rd. from Austin to Lincoln roads. Additionally, from Stratton Ave. to Lincoln Rd., trees, sewer and water lines, grass swales, a two-way left turn lane will be installed, and a truck climbing lane will be added from Austin Rd. to Stratton Ave. Five Mile Rd. from Austin Rd. to Alberta St. will have two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. Five Mile Rd. from Alberta St. to Lincoln Rd. has one lane in each direction with a center turn lane. Five Mile Rd. from Austin Rd. to Cochran St. remains closed with local access only. Motorists are detoured to Austin Rd. to Quamish Dr. and then onto Cascade Way and back to Five Mile Rd.

The $6.1 million project is being funded by state and federal sources, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Stimulus, and Mitigation and Real Estate Excise Taxes. 

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 are 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. The following streets will be closed:
    • Second Ave. from Florida to Rebecca streets. Traffic is detoured north to Pacific Ave. along Florida St. and then back to Second Ave.
    • Boone Ave. and Julia St. intersection. Businesses can be accessed off of Boone Ave. from Havana St. or Freya Way.
    • Myrtle St. from Fourth to Third avenues.
    • Myrtle St. from the freeway north to Pacific Ave. – local access will be maintained.
    • Julia St. from Sprague to Main avenues.
    • 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 First Ave. from Monroe to Walnut streets.

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

                        Indian Trail Rd. to Greenwood Rd. and Nadine Ct. to Majorie St.

                        Indian Trail Rd. to Skyline Dr. and Kathleen Ave. to Francis Ave.

                        Assembly St. to Winger Rd. and Nine Mile Rd. to Aubrey L.

White Pkwy.

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

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

                        Crestline St. to Division St. and Francis Ave. to Westview Ave.

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 17

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

 Water Service Repairs:    

  • 2899 N. Hamilton St.
  • 1827 N. Smith St.
  • 627 E. Francis Ave.
  • 204 W. Cleveland Ave.
  • 4620 N. Division St.
  • 3407 W. Wellesley Ave.
  • 3417 W. Wellesley Ave.
  • 3631 W. Wellesley Ave.
  • 3623 W. Wellesley Ave.
  • 3523 W. Wellesley Ave.
  • 1317 E. 33rd Ave.
  • 818 E. 26th Ave.
  • 1004 W. Second Ave.
  • 1001 W. Second Ave.
  • 1302 W. Second Ave.

 Hydrant Repairs:

  • 1000 N. Freya St.
  • Queen Ave. & Addison St.

 Valve Repair:

  • 203 E. Baldwin Ave.

 This update provided by the City of Spokane

Engineering Services Department, (509) 625-6318

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