Eastern region construction update and travel advisory

Aug. 16 - Aug. 30, 2019
WSDOT Eastern Region, 509-324-6000

Please Note: All construction and maintenance activities are weather dependent. 

 

2019 Eastern Region Chip Seal
Highway: SR 20, 26 Region: Eastern County: Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Adams, and Whitman 
Description: Crack seal, prelevel areas, pavement repair areas, bridge deck repair, rumble strips, and guardrail.

  • Work Schedule: Mon - Fri; 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • SR 20 - Republic to US 395 (MP 302 - 342.08) - Extruded curb, fog seal and installing guideposts and pavement markings. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
    • SR 20 - Narcisse Rd. to Spruce Canyon Rd. (MP 363.61 - 372.84) - No work scheduled.
    • SR 20 - South Fork Mill Creek Rd. to Tiger (MP 379.16 - 390.41) - Fog seal. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.
    • SR 26 - Washtucna to LaCrosse Airport Rd. (MP 83.15 - 102.76) - Section complete.
    • SR 26 - Dusty to Colfax (MP 116.74 - 133.53) - Repair roadway from fire damage. Drivers should be alert for flaggers and or pilot cars directing single-lane, alternating traffic with some delays.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

2019 - 2021 Eastern Regionwide Basic Safety - Guardrail
Description: Repairing and upgrading guardrail components. Removing re-directional landforms and installing the concrete barrier.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/guardrail/home

  • Work Schedule: Starting the week of August 19, the contractor will begin work along I-90 and US 395 to remove re-directional landforms in the median near Sprague and Lind. Mon - Fri 6 am to 6 pm. Possible single lane or shoulder closures in the vicinity of each location.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

Regionwide Pavement Preservation
Description: Grind and inlay new pavement around the region.

  • Work Schedule: 
    • August 19: SR 20 - US 395 to Colville High School
    • August 20: SR 20 Spruce Canyon Rd. to S. Fork Mill Creek Rd.
    • August 21 - 22: US 395 - Colville to Columbia River

Contact: Ryan Overton, Communications, 509-324-6014

Adams

I-90 - SR 21 to Ritzville - Paving (MP 208.16 to MP 218.60)
Highway: 
I-90 Region: Eastern County: Adams Location: MP 208.16 to 218.60
Description: Restores 9.9 miles of the existing asphalt pavement by grinding and place 0.15 foot depth of asphalt on the driving lanes and shoulders. A reduced speed limit of 60 mph will be implemented during construction and enforced day and night. until completion in June.
Project Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/SR-21-ritzville/home

  • Work Schedule: Minor cleanup items remain. Seeding of pit and project area on hold until seeding window on October 1. No traffic impacts.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

I-90 - Danekas Rd. Undercrossing - Bridge Repair (MP 231.23 to 231.25)
Highway:
 I-90 Region: Eastern County: Adams Location: MP 231.23 to 231.25
Description: Replaces damaged span of Bridge No. 90/332 (Tokio interchange) over westbound I-90.

  • Work Schedule: Contractor work to begin September 30. Shop drawings for bearing pads and girders have been submitted and approved. Expect shoulder closures on the off-ramps and crossroad to install signage.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

Ferry

Keller Ferry Terminal and Pontoon Replacement North and South (MP 106.65 to 106.67)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln and Ferry Location: MP 106.65 to 106.67
Description: Construction to take place at the north and south Keller Ferry Terminals. Work will include replacing pontoons, decking, railing, and anchors.
Project Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr21/keller-ferry/home

  • Work Schedule: No work this week. No current traffic impacts.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

SR 21 - West Fork Sanpoil Bridge Replace Structure (MP 145.6)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 145.6
Description: Earthwork, removing and relocating the temporary Bailey Bridge, removing the existing bridge and installing a new bridge with wing walls, paving with HMA, stream channel excavation and in water stream work, rock and boulder placing, woody material placing and other items.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr21/westfork-san-poil-bridge/home

  • Work Schedule: The contractor will begin work on the bridge foundations. The bypass road and moving of the WWII Bailey bridge has been completed. Stream work will continue.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

SR 21 - Curlew to Canada Flood Repair (MP 185.00 to MP 190.20)
Highway: SR 21 Region: Eastern County: Ferry Location: MP 185.00 to 190.20
Description: Slope and shoulder reconstruction, asphalt paving and guardrail replacement

  • Work Schedule: Repair to the pavement was completed August 8.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

Lincoln

US 2 - Reardan to Espanola Rd. - Paving (MP 263.45 to 271.02)
Highway:
US 2 Region: Eastern County: Lincoln & Spokane Location: MP 263.45 to 271.02
Description: Restores 7.6 miles of existing asphalt pavement by grinding and placing 0.15 foot depth of asphalt on the driving lanes.
Project Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/reardan-espanola/home

  • Work Schedule: Engineers reviewing surface smoothness testing to determine where grinding needs to occur. Also, at the beginning of the channelization for left turns at the east end of Reardan, the striping was installed in error and the required 4ft shoulder was not attained. The contractor will widen the shoulder to 4ft in lieu of removing and replacing the striping.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

Pend Oreille

SR 41/BNSF-POVRR Railroad Bridge (MP 38)
Highway: SR 41 Region: Eastern County: Pend Oreille Location: MP 38
Description: Replace the bridge over the railroad tracks just south of Newport, Washington, and Oldtown, Idaho. This bridge is jointly owned by the Idaho Transportation Department and WSDOT. This is an Idaho Transportation Department project.
Project Website: https://itdprojects.org/projects/id41oldtown/

  • Work Schedule: Construction has been going on since April. One lane will typically remain open in each direction over the bridge, though brief lane reductions may be necessary. Work on the northeast retaining wall and footings for the columns are underway. The new bridge is planned for completion in September 2019. 

Contact: Megan Sausser, Idaho Transportation Department Communications, (208) 772-1295

Spokane

2nd Ave W Bridge and 3rd Ave Bridge WB On-Ramps (I-90 MP 0.18 - 0.41 and SR 290 EW Ramp MP 0.03 to 0.26 )
Highway: I-90/SR 290 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: I-90 Ramp MP 0.18 to 0.41 and SR 290 EW Ramp MP 0.03 to 0.26
Description: Planing, pavement repair, paving, bridge deck repair, and safety improvements.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/hamilton-ramp/home

  • Work Schedule: All ramps are now open to traffic as of Thursday, August 8. No impacts to traffic. Oversize restrictions have been removed. Minor punchlist items remain.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

I-90 Medical Lake/SR 902 Interchange Improvements (MP 272.81)
Highway: I-90/SR 902 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 272.81
Description: Reconstruction of the intersections at the eastbound and westbound ramp terminals. This will replace the current intersections with roundabouts. Replacement and relocation of the intersection of SR 902 and Geiger Blvd. with a roundabout. Construction of a new bridge structure parallel to the existing overpass at I-90.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/medical-lake/home

  • Work Schedule: Earthwork on the approach to the bridge is ongoing. All shafts on the bridge have been completed. Earthwork on the north roundabout is ongoing. The remaining utilities along Geiger Blvd. will be relocated this week. Construction of the bridge columns is ongoing and will continue over the next few weeks. A temporary speed limit reduction of I-90 of 70 mph to 60 mph will go into effect Wednesday, July 31 from MP 272.30 to MP 273.35 throughout the duration of the project.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

Eastern Region CCTV System - New Installs (MP 294.99/MP 167.00)
Highway: US 2/US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 294.99/MP 167.00
Description: Adding ITS CCTV cameras.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/easternregion/cctv/home

  • Work Schedule: Work was completed May 31.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

US 195 - Thorpe Road - Intersection Improvements (MP 94.44 to 95.44)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 94.44 to 95.44
Description: Project will include earthwork, culvert pipe, quarry spalls, CSBC, planing, Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), paving, guardrail, and illumination work.
Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us195/thorpe/home

  • Work Schedule: No traffic impacts. Work suspended until October for planting window.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

US 195 - Smythe Rd. to Paradise Rd. - Paving (MP 82.69 to 86.00)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 82.69 to 86.00
Description: Asphalt paving and safety items.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us195/smythe-paradise/home

  • Work Schedule: Project is substantially complete. No traffic impacts expected. Punchlist items anticipated completion is August 13.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

US 2 - Deer Road to Colbert Road - Paving and turn lane improvements (MP 297-300)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 297-300
Description: Asphalt paving and turn lane improvements. 
Project Website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US2/deerrdtodaymtspokane

  • Work Schedule: Additional striping is now complete. No work at this time.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

US 2 - Division Wye to Farwell Rd. - Paving (MP 292.96 to 295.66)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 292.96 to 295.66
Description: Asphalt paving and ADA curb ramp updates
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/division-wye-farwell/home

  • Work Schedule: The contractor has completed work on ADA curb ramp updates and is anticipating paving operations to be completed at the end of the week. Work scheduled Monday to Saturday 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. with possible lane closures between Division Wye to Farwell Rd.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/Freya Structures (MP 162)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC MP 162
Description: Construct two mainline freeway bridges over Freya Street.
Project Website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/nspokanecorridorfreya/

  • Work Schedule: Concrete finish work under both bridges and on each wall. Minor delays are possible when passing under the structures on Freya Street. Additional punchlist items are being addressed including pavement grinding to create a smoother ride. Erosion control measures are also included as needed.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/Columbia to Freya (MP 161.1 to 162.3)
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 161.1 to 162.3
Description: Construct mainline NSC from Freya to Columbia. Contaminated material has been excavated on the north end of the project and samples are waiting for final test results. Minor drainage work. Erosion control work as needed.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/US395/columbiatofreya/default.htm

  • Work Schedule: Concrete paving is underway. The rebar subcontractor is working to complete the traffic barrier between the bike path and southbound BNSF structure at the south end of the project. Crews will continue contaminated material excavation and curbing is being installed as well as shoulder rock.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

US 2 - Hayford Rd. to Deer Heights Rd - Channelization (MP 279.26 to 279.55)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 279.26 to 279.55
Description: Revises the channelization and illumination near Hazelwood Rd. in Airway Heights.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/hayford-to-deer-heights/home

  • Work Schedule: All roadway, island and illumination work is complete and open to traffic. No further traffic impacts expected. 

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

US 395 - Deer Park Corridor Intersection Improvements (MP 178 to 181)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 178 to 181
Description: Work to repair damaged guardrail at the Monroe/Crawford roundabout
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/hayford-to-deer-heights/home

  • Work Schedule: All work was completed on June 10.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

I-90 - Sprague Ave. Interchange to Argonne Rd. Interchange - PCCP Rehabilitation Grinding (MP 284.41 to 287.99)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 284.41 to 287.99
Description: Restores and rehabilitates existing concrete pavement with panel replacement and surface grinding to preserve pavement structure.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/sprague-argonne/home

  • Work Schedule: All bids were rejected on April 25. Project is scheduled to be repackaged and resubmitted for advertisement late fall 2019.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

US 2 - Colbert Rd. to Westwood Rd. - Paving (MP 299.74 to 306.01)
Highway: US 2 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 299.74 to 306.01
Description: Work will include pavement repair, bridge deck repair, planing, crack sealing, Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), paving and guardrail installation.
Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us2/colbert-westwood/home

  • Work Schedule: Bump grinds along with punchlist items remain. Daytime hours Monday through Saturday work possible with single lane closures.

Contact: Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

Spokane Area Traffic Volume Collection (MP 286.19 to 292.02)
Highway: I-90 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: MP 286.19 to MP 292.02
Description: Upgrades and adds to the existing traffic data accumulation system.

  • Work Schedule: Waiting for the contractor proposed schedule.

Contact: Tom Brasch, Project Engineer, 509-323-8411

Stevens

  • No scheduled traffic impacts

Whitman

US 195 - SR 271 to Plaza Rd. - Paving (MP 62.15 to 69.94)
Highway: US 195 Region: Eastern County: Spokane and Whitman Location: MP 62.15 to 69.94
Description: Asphalt paving and safety items.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us195/sr-271-plaza/home

  • Work Schedule: Punchlist items remain. Expect possible work Mon - Fri, 24 hours a day working on US 195 with lane closures and pilot car operations.

Contact: Mark Allen, Project Engineer, 509-324-6232

 

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