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2016 Eastern Region Chip Seal - Complete September 2016

Overview
Chip sealing preserves the integrity and life of deteriorating roadway by applying a Bituminous Surface Treatment (BST) seal coat of oil and gravel (chips) to the existing pavement. Restoration is necessary before the underlying road structure is damaged, requiring a much more expensive rebuild.

 

How you benefit

Economic incentive
Extends the life of the sub-surface roadway structure preserving the citizens investment in the roadway.

I-90 - Freya Street Interchange - Ramp Improvements - Completed September 2016

Overview
The new off ramp routes traffic onto existing Second Avenue several blocks prior to Freya. Drivers are able to select the proper lane to continue west on Second or turn north on Freya well ahead of the signal. The signal now only requires two phases.

 

How you benefit

Relieves congestion
The old ramp was too short and traffic backed up onto the main freeway lanes during busy commute hours.

 

Eastern Region 2015 Chip Seal - Complete October 2015

Overview
Resurface these roadway sections with a layer of Bituminous Surface Treatment: US 2/Spokane County Line to SR 211 (MP 315-321) SR 20/Okanogan County Line to Republic (MP 297-302) SR 20/Tiger to Ruby Mountain (MP 390-404) SR 20Ruby Mountain to Pend Oreille Mill (MP 404-422) SR 21/SR 20 to Canada (MP 162-191) SR 27/Cannon St. (Palouse) to Manring Street (Garfield) (MP 16-25) SR 206/Bruce Road to Mt. Spokane State Park (MP 3-15) US 395/Boyds to Canada (MP 248-270)

 

SR 290 - Sullivan Road to Idaho - Complete October 2015

Overview
Grind off top layer of asphalt and resurface the highway from Sullivan Road to the Idaho border. Install center line rumble strips and durable striping from Wellesley to the Idaho border.

 

How you benefit

Improves safety
Added durable striping to some sections for better visibility.

US 195 - Excelsior Road to I-90 - Complete November 2015

Overview
Rehabilitation of the southbound concrete pavement surface.

 

How you benefit

Economic incentive
A smoother surface for drivers and extend the life of the existing highway pavement, preserving the public investment.

 

US 195 - Plaza to Cornwall Road - Complete October 2015

Overview
Ground off the existing top layer of asphalt and installed new hot mix asphalt driving surface.

 

How you benefit

Improves safety
A hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay restores a smooth driving surface.

Economic incentive
Replacing the top layer of asphalt pavement prevents intrusion of water into the underlying layers and ultimate degradation of the entire pavement structure, protecting the public investment.

 

SR 290 - Spokane River East Trent Bridge

Project News

Bridge design is underway.  The project start date has moved from spring 2019 to spring 2020.

Eastern Region ADA Pedestrian Access - Complete September 2017

Project news

  • Most work complete. Minor items remain.
     

In this project, ADA improvement were made at selected intersections on US 2 and SR 290 in the Spokane area, SR 902 in Medical Lake, SR 904 in Cheney and the Sprague Lake rest areas.  The selected intersections will have the ADA features brought up to current standards.  The work was handled by the Wm. Winkler Company of Newman Lake, WA with a construction bid of $1,093,778.

Project Benefits

Improves Safety

Improved access for citizens.

SR 26 - US 195 - North Fork Palouse River Bridge Repairs

Project news

February 2019

  • WSDOT is working on a preferred solution to construct a new single bridge. This will replace the current two structures. The project will be programmed for construction in 2025.

Winter 2017

US 2 - US 395 - Intersection Improvements

Project news

  • Weekly Construction Update
  • Under construction
  • This project was awarded to Specialized Pavement Marking, Inc. of Tulation, OR with a construction bid of $1,526,969.

This project includes installation of enhanced striping and signage at selected intersections on US 2 and US 395.

Why is WSDOT addressing these intersections?
Enhanced signage and striping may assist drivers as they approach intersections of local roads with high-speed highways.

US 395 - North Spokane Corridor - BNSF Railway Realignment - Complete December 2015

Overview
Realigned 7.5 miles of BNSF track, built two freeway bridges, and built two pedestrian/bike trail bridges. Extended "Children of the Sun" trail approximately one mile into the Hillyard community.

How you benefit

Relieves congestion
When fully completed the NSC provides a high speed north south route through Spokane.  Bike path provides safer alternate travel mode for commuters

US 195 - Colfax to Dry Creek - Complete August 2015

Overview
Ground off top layer of asphalt and resurfaced the highway.

 

How you benefit

Economic incentive
Periodically replacing the top layer of asphalt pavement prevents intrusion of water into the underlying layers and ultimate degradation of the entire pavement structure. A hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay also restores a smooth driving surface.  This preserves the public investment in the highway.

 

US 195 - SR 27 to Babbitt Road - Complete August 2015

Overview
Ground off top layer of asphalt and resurfaced the highway.

 

How you benefit

Economic incentive
Periodically replacing the top layer of asphalt pavement prevents intrusion of water into the underlying layers and ultimate degradation of the entire pavement structure. A hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay also restores a smooth driving surface.  This preserves the public investment in the highway.

 

Eastern Region Guardrail Upgrade - Complete May 2015

Overview
This project entailed replacing or adjusting guardrail sections or terminals in some segments of Interstate 90.

 

How you benefit

Improves safety
Upgraded guardrail can reduce the severity of collisions.

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