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Inland Northwest Construction Update

Updated Monday * July 15, 2019







North Side & North Region


*    HIGH IMPACT - The NB Freya on-ramp to the North/South Freeway (NSC) remains closed for paving and concrete work.  This closure is expected to last one more week, and reopen next Monday.  In the meantime, you'll need to detour down Market to Parksmith to access the NB side of the NSC  (ST 7/22), 

*    Mostly nighttime paving and sidewalk upgrades will continue this week on Division btwn the Wye and Farwell (ST)

*    HIGH IMPACT - Stoneman btwn Argonne and Parksmith will continue to see paving work and closures this week - Detour via Peone Rd to and from Mead area (SC 7/24)

*    HIGH IMPACT - The Elk to Hwy Rd bridge over the Little Spokane River remains closed for bridge deck repair work (SC 9/30)

*    Major construction continues on 5-Mile Rd btwn Lincoln & Strong Rd which remains closed to through traffic.  Work includes utility upgrades, paving, and a new round-a-bout (CY)

*    A sewer and water man project continues to keep restrictions in place on Euclid btwn Market and Ralph  (CY)

*    Crews are making good progress on the Newport Hwy project btwn Colbert Rd and Westwood Ave, but late restrictions and slow-moving traffic is still resulting in minor delays through the work zones (ST)

*    HIGH IMPACT - Work continues on the Bigelow Gulch and Forker project with CLOSURES CONTINUE on Bigelow Gulch between Argonne and Forker, which will last through the upcoming weekend! - DETOUR via Pleasant Prairie to the north // Wellesley or Trent to the south * A reminder that until further notice, NO COMMERCIAL TRUCK TRAFFIC will be allowed on Bigelow btwn Argonne and Forker, or on Forker btwn Progress and  Pleasant Prairie  (SC)  D



West Plains & West Region



*    NEW - Construction on another new round-a-bout will begin at Aero and Westbow just east of  the I-90 & SR 902 interchange.  Watch for traffic revisions and detours through mid August (SC 8/15)

*    Work continues on a major project at the  SR 902 / I-90 interchange!  Crews will work on safety improvements and also construct 3 new round-a-bouts, and build a new I-90 overpass. (ST)

*    Work also continues on Geiger Blvd which remains closed to through traffic btwn Hayford and Thomas Mallon (SC 8/1)

*    EMERGENCY CLOSURES continue on the Euclid RR bridge west of Hayford due to safety concerts.  Currently, there is no timeline as to when repair work will be completed  (SC) 



City of Spokane & Surrounding Surface Streets  


*    HIGH IMPACT - The SB Hamilton to WB I-90 on-ramp remains closed as work continues on the bridge deck repair (7/30 ST)

*    Sprague Ave remains closed btwn Scott and Grant with a detour set up on 1st Ave (CY)

*    UPDATE - Paving repair work will continue on  both Maple and Ash btwn Rowan and Cedar with major nighttime paving planned for Thu & Fri nights (CY)

*    An ongoing storm water project will continue to result in lane restrictions on 2nd  & 3rd Avenues btwn Arthur & Perry, and closures on Arthur btwn 2nd and 3rd as well.  (CY)

*    EMERGENCY CLOSURES continue on the Post St Bridge due to safety issues.  Construction on a new bridge won't begin until next spring (CY)

*    The 2nd Phase of the Spokane Falls CSO project now has Lincoln closed btwn Main and Spkn Falls Blvd.  (CY)


South Hill & South Region  


*    Portions of 33rd Ave btwn Bernard and Division will remain closed to through traffic due to a utility and paving project (CY)

*    UPDATE - Round-a-bout construction work continues at Glenrose and Carnahan.  In addition, crews are working on Glenrose btwn Carnahan and 21st.  The intersection will remain completely closed at least through Friday as crews move into the next phase of this project (SC 9/30)   

*    Intersection improvement on US 195 btwn 16th and Thorpe Ave has been suspended awaiting equipment, but will resume soon (ST) 


Valley and City of Spokane Valley  


*    Wellesley is now closed to through traffic beginning this week btwn McDonald and Evergreen due to sidewalk and storm water work (SC 8/31)  

*    University is now closed to through traffic btwn 16th & Dishman Mica as road improvements and paving work continues  (SV 8/30)

*    A major road widening and improvement project is now underway on Barker north of I-90.  Watch for closures and detours (SV 9/31)   

*    A water main project continues to keep the intersection of Vista and Cataldo closed along with several other side roads in the area (SV 8/31)        


North Idaho


*    HIGH IMPACT - Nighttime paving work on I-90 btwn the state line and Northwest Blvd will continue.  Plan on overnight lane closures and delays.  Work will be suspended during the daylight hours, and crews will try to maintain two open lanes in each direction by day as well (ITD 9/1)

*    NEW - Work has begun this week on Hwy 53 improvements btwn Ramsey and US 95 with flaggers in place.  Major work is then planned for the next two years for the intersection of Hwy 53 and US 95 (ITD 7/30 // 9/2021)

*    NEW - Work will get underway on portions of US 95 in both the CDA and Hayden areas this week.  Safety improvements will include intersection modifications, sidewalk work, and signal upgrades (ITD 11/1)

*    NEW - Traffic restrictions will increase on US 95 near Naples with single lane, alternating traffic controlled by flaggers and Signals as crews work to stabilize a slope in the area of a previous slide that occurred back in March 2017 (ITD 9/15)

*    Major bridge work continues east of CDA with traffic down to one lane in each direction along with reduced speed limits (ITD)

*    Work on the Hwy 41 Bridge in Oldtown continues south of Hwy 2.  Watch for flaggers with single lane, alternating traffic at times but for the most part, one traffic lane in each direction is being maintained  (ITD)



2019 Summer Chip Seal Projects for This Week  

None Listed



(Key: ST=State Project * SC=Spkn County * CY=City of Spkn * SV= City of Spkn Valley * ITD= ID Dept of Trans)