Heads-Up Drivers: Construction Starting On Interstate 90 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Heads-Up Drivers: Construction Starting On Interstate 90

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect delays as crews start a rehabbing and repaving project of concrete material on Interstate 90.

"This is a very busy section of I-90," said Keith Metcalf, Region Administrator.  "The high volume of traffic and studded tires have significantly damaged the roadway, especially across the bridges.  We're going to smooth it all out."

Acme Concrete Paving is starting the project on Monday between mileposts 276 (Geiger) and the downtown area.  Authorities said they will take a break for the winter and finish the project in early 2012.

Traffic will be restricted to two lanes in each direction and speed limits will be reduced to protect the safety of crews in the construction zone. Traffic fines for drivers violating the speed limit can be doubled in work zones.

The concrete is 11 inches deep and designed to allow for this type of pavement grinding project, according to the WSDOT.  

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