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Spokane’s I-90 westbound Hamilton Street on-ramp closes July 9 for bridge deck repairs

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 08:28

Chad Simonson, Project Engineer, 509-324-6252

Closure and detours will be in place through October

SPOKANE – Travelers headed to westbound Interstate 90 from Hamilton Street or Trent Avenue/State Route 290 will need to allow extra travel time starting Monday, July 9, as work begins to repair two bridge decks leading to the interstate.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the westbound on-ramp to the interstate from Hamilton Street, also known as the Liberty Park Interchange. The on-ramp includes two bridges over Second and Third avenues, which will be resurfaced. Eastbound ramps are not affected. The work will last until late October.

Travelers will have several detour options to access westbound I-90 during the closure, though some depend on vehicle height:

  • Vehicles under 14 feet tall can take the Second Avenue ramp down to Browne Street and access I-90 there.
  • Vehicles under 15 feet can briefly head east, exit at Altamont Street (exit 283 A) and then travel under the freeway  and take the westbound ramp back onto the interstate.
  • Vehicles over 15 feet will need to head east to the Third Avenue/Freya Street interchange (Exit 283 B) and then cross over to Second Avenue and take the westbound ramp onto I-90.

The work is needed to refurbish the bridge decks, which opened in the early 1970s and are worn and deteriorated. Crews will remove and replace the top layer of the bridge decks, creating a smoother traveling surface.

A portion of the $3.5 million project is paid for with the Legislature’s Connecting Washington funding package. Spokane-based Max J. Kuney Company was awarded the construction contract.

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