City of Spokane Road Construction Update
Weekly Obstruction Notice ( September 5 to September 12, 2008)
Maple and Ash Streets from Broadway Avenue to Northwest Boulevard EXPECTED TO REOPEN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Street Opening Ceremony Set for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, at the Corner of Ash Street and Boone Avenue
This project rehabilitated Maple and Ash streets from Broadway Ave. to Northwest Blvd. and paved the intersections of Maple and Ash streets at Northwest Blvd. and Boone Ave. with concrete. The project also included the installation of a fiber optic communications system (ITS), including new cables for traffic signals and cameras.
The project is nearing completion. Ash St. south of Northwest Blvd. to the bridge is open to traffic as well as the intersection of Ash St. and Northwest Blvd. The intersection of Boone Ave. with Ash and Maple streets is open to traffic.
Meanwhile, construction on the Maple Street portion of the project is scheduled to be complete on Sunday, September 7, weather permitting. Until then, Maple St. remains closed to traffic from Northwest Blvd. to the Maple St. Bridge. Additionally, Northwest Blvd. will remain reduced to one lane in each direction between Walnut and Oak streets; motorists may see backups. Motorists are detoured to Monroe St. Alternate routes include Washington St. and the Sunset Hwy. to TJ Meenach Bridge.
The $4.2 million project was funded with money from the 10-Year Street Bond, federal sources, and the Spokane Transit Authority.
BELT STREET RESIDENTIAL PROJECT COMPLETED
The project to rehabilitate a number of residential streets in the area of Belt St. and Indiana Ave. is complete.
The project was a full-depth rehabilitation of Belt St. northbound from the alley at Augusta/Nora to Montgomery avenues, and Cannon St. southbound from Nora to Montgomery avenues; a grind and overlay of Belt St. southbound and Cannon St. northbound as well as the remaining streets; and included replacing a 12-inch water line.
The overall project repaired the following streets: Belt St. from Nora to Montgomery avenues; Cannon St. from Nora to Montgomery avenues; Buell St. from Hemlock to Montgomery avenues; Hemlock St. from Shannon to Montgomery avenues; Indiana Ave. from Hemlock to Ash streets; Knox Ave. from Belt St. to the cul-de-sac; Mansfield Ave. from Belt to Elm streets; Montgomery Ave. from Nettleton to Belt streets; Nora Ave. from Hemlock to Ash streets; Shannon Ave. from Hemlock to Elm streets.
The $1.2 million project was funded with money from the 10-Year Street Bond.
Third avenue residential project
The project will be a grind and overlay on Third Ave. from Magnolia to Ray streets; partial grind and overlay on Fourth Ave. from Magnolia to Regal streets; grind and overlay on Crestline St. from Third to Fifth avenues; and full-depth curb-to-curb rehabilitation of Magnolia and Regal streets from Third to Fifth avenues.
The project is progressing. The drainage structures are in and wheelchair ramps are being installed. Third Ave. from Magnolia to Ray streets including the on and off ramps is closed to traffic until 6 a.m. on Thursday, September 11. Third Ave. will reopen to traffic on the 11th, weather permitting. Additionally, Regal St. from Third to Fifth avenues remains closed. Detours are in place. Motorists are encouraged to take an alternate route.
The $930,000 project is funded by the 10-Year Street Bond.
The project to realign the Broadway Ave. connection to Freya St., moving the connection one block south to Alki Ave., is progressing. Additional improvements will be made to improve traffic circulation.
Freya St. from Alki to Springfield avenues has reopened to traffic with no restrictions. Alki Ave. remains closed at its intersection with Freya St.
The $2.1 million project is funded with money from federal sources and City funds.
Hatch road from 54th to 43rd avenues
The project will rehabilitate Hatch Rd. from 54th to 43rd avenues.
The project is progressing. Hatch Rd. from 43rd to 54th avenues is closed to traffic. Motorists traveling southbound will be detoured to 37th Ave. and then onto Perry St., and northbound traffic will be detoured to Perry St. Alternate routes include Crestline and Regal streets. The Manito Golf Course will remain open.
The $578,000 project is funded by the 10-Year Street Bond.
DRISCOLL BOULEVARD FROM ALBERTA TO ASSEMBLY STREETS
The project will rehabilitate Driscoll Blvd. from Alberta to Assembly streets.
The project is progressing. Driscoll Blvd. from Alberta to Assembly streets is closed to traffic. Additionally, there will be a 4-way stop at Wellesley Ave. and Driscoll Blvd. The intersections of Garland, Bismark, Crown, Broad, Heroy, Lacrosse, and Kiernan avenues will be maintained for local and emergency access only. Motorists traveling southbound are being detoured to Assembly St., and northbound traffic is detoured to Alberta St.
The $2,170,000 project is funded with money from Spokane Transit Authority and City funds.
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- 1000 N. Monroe St. will be reduced by one lane for motorists traveling northbound. The closure is needed for water and sewer work to the new YMCA building.
- Traffic obstructions and possible lane closures will take place while Photo Red Light (a camera system used by American Traffic Solutions that takes photographs of license plates of motorists running red lights) will be installed at:
- o Division St. & Francis Ave.
- o Browne St. & Sprague Ave.
- o Nevada St. & Mission Ave.
- Division St. near its intersection with Spokane Falls Blvd. has lane closures and obstructions while Avista crews work on utilities.
- Strong Rd. from Five Mile Rd. east to Maple St. will be closed to traffic until Wednesday, Sept. 17. Motorists will be detoured to Maple St. and then onto Johansen Rd. to Five Mile Rd. Continental Contractors will be doing water and sewer work.
- Inland Empire Way from Ninth Ave. to SR195; and Northwest Blvd. from Assembly to A streets will have crack sealing repair work.
- Hamilton St. from the Centennial Trail Bridge to Trent Ave.; Hamilton St. at North Foothills Dr.; and Cedar St. from 10th to 12th avenues will have intermittent lane closures and obstructions for grind and patch repair work.
- Residents in the Glenrose Prairie neighborhood may hear very quiet noise and feel minimal ground movement while GeoEngineers conducts seismic refraction investigations through Sunday, Sept. 7
- Spokane Falls Blvd. east of Riverpoint Blvd. will have lane closures and obstructions while crews work on the new nursing school.
- Madison St. near its intersection with First Ave. will have the sidewalk closed and some traffic disruptions while the New Madison Building is being renovated.
- Post St. between Riverside and Main avenues has no parking or pedestrian traffic on the west side of the street until the end of this year. Pedestrians on Riverside Ave. are detoured to a passageway in the parking lane. The closure is needed for crews to renovate the Grant Building; a bank will be on the first floor and office space on the second and third floors.
RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPING
City crews will perform residential street sweeping 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. 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 Gray Ct. and Division St. to Monroe St.
Northeast: Francis Ave. to Wellesley Ave. and Nevada St. to Division St.
Crestline St. to Division St. and Francis Ave. to Westview Ave.
Washington St. to Scott St. and Sprague Ave. to the freeway
Third Ave. to Hartson Ave. and Scott St. to Havana St.
South Side: 29th Ave. to 53rd Ave. and Perry St. to Regal St.
Grand Blvd. to Perry St. and 29th Ave. to Hwy. 195
Water Work FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8
City water crews have scheduled the following work for the coming week. Street obstructions are possible.
- Water Service Repairs: 202 E. Euclid Ave.
- 4410 N. Market St.
- 5115 N. Market St.
- 5117 N. Market St.
- • 5111 N. Market St.
- Division St. & N. River Dr.
- Alki Ave. & Fancher Rd.
- Alki Ave. & Lake Rd.
This update provided by the City of Spokane Engineering Services Department, (509) 625-6318
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