Eastern region construction update and travel advisory

Oct. 11 - Oct. 25, 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: Project under suspension due to weather. The contractor will finish the fog seal next year.

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: Mon - Fri 6 am to 6 pm. Possible single lane or shoulder closures in the vicinity of each location. Eastbound SR 290 ramps at Sullivan will be closed between 9 pm and 6 am, October 16 and 17, 2019.

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

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 placing 0.15 foot depth of asphalt on the driving lanes and shoulders. 
Project Website: http://wsdot.wa.gov/projects/i90/SR-21-ritzville/home

  • Work Schedule: Minor cleanup items and gate installation remains in the aggregate source and seeding of the project area. Waiting for contractor to schedule work.

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: Contract work began 10/1/19. The structure over I-90 connecting Danekas and Durry roads will be closed. Traffic will be detoured via Danekas Road to the Schoessler Road interchange, west of the Danekas road interchange.
    • A 36-hour closure of westbound I-90 below the bridge is schedule to place the new girders. I-90 drivers will need to follow signed detours via the Tokio interchange off and on-ramps during the following closure hours: 
      • 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 to 6 a.m. Thursday, Oct 17 - Placing the new girders

There will be no I-90 lane restrictions or closures during football game weekends at Washington State University.

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: Substantial completion happened on October 1. No traffic control impacts at this time.

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: In-stream work is near completion this week. The contractor will continue work on the topsoil at the top of the stream banks, building the soil lifts and the fence to protect the plantings from wildlife. Pieces of the irrigation system are being delivered to the site for assembly. The contractor began forming the pier caps, wing walls and bridge abutments and will place concrete for these next week.  

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

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: The project engineer office has reviewed the surface smoothness testing and determined locations for corrective action. Waiting for contractor to schedule work.

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. Concrete for the northbound lane will be placed the second week in September. The approaches to the bridge will be added the last week of September. The new bridge is planned for completion in mid-October.

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

Spokane

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: The north roundabout and roundabout at the westbound ramp terminals opened to traffic on the morning of Thursday October 10th. All detour routes from the 10 day closure were removed that morning. Placing of the slope protection for the new bridge will begin later this week. Drainage work outside of the roadways will continue. The construction of the shared use path on the north side of the freeway will continue.

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: Seeding and planting this week. Expect single-lane closures.

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

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: Punchlist items remain. No traffic impacts.

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 construction joints on the bridge deck. 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: The rebar subcontractor is working to complete traffic barrier a the south end of the project. The contractor should receive the barrier fence for the pedestrian path this week and work to install it soon. The barrier at the south end of the project requires additional rebar and then forming and concrete. Continued contaminated material excavation and earthwork will continue.

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

North Spokane Corridor-US 395/NSC BNSF 2nd Railroad Realignment
Highway: US 395 Region: Eastern County: Spokane Location: NSC 
Description: Construction of two railroad structures, BNSF shoofly, retaining wall, clearing, and grubbing, roadway excavation and embankment, HMA paving, installing curb and sidewalk plus utility work.
Project Website: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/us395/nsc-bnsf/home

  • Work Schedule: There will be high impact permanent city street closures of Garnet, Bridgeport, Fairview, Grace, Marietta and Jackson. Drivers will still have east and west access between Market and Ralph St. from Upriver, Carlise and Wellesley Ave. The contractor will also install high visibility fencing, clearing, and grubbing, excavate and export contaminated class 4 material. Roadway excavation and embank the south shoofly, install and weld casing under NSC alignment at Fairview and Jackson.

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

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: Possible 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. No traffic impacts.

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

PCC Railroad Structure Rehabilitation and Replacement
Highway: Near US 195 Region: Eastern County: Spokane & Whitman 
Description: Rehabilitate bridges at MP 10.5 & 28.4, replace bridge at MP 29.48 and replace bridge at MP 23.89 with a culvert.

  • Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 10 hour days.

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

PV Hooper Track Improvements
Highway: Near SR 26 Region: Eastern County: Adams & Whitman 
Description: Hooper railroad line at MP 25.79 to 41.60. This project replaces ties, rail and OTM, places ballast, track and restores ditches.

  • Work Schedule: TBD

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

 

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