Road Construction and Maintenance Update
September 15-18, 2020
SPOKANE COUNTY, September 15, 2020 – With reduced visibility from wildfire smoke, motorists are asked to slow down, turn on headlights, and please watch for crews in work zones. www.spokanecounty.org/publicworks
Bigelow Gulch Phase 5
Progress road is closed for excavation. Completed: 9/30/2020.
Progress Rd: from Forker Rd to Forker Rd
The road is closed and a detour is in place.
Espanola Road - Railroad Crossing Safety Improvements
Railroad Crossing Improvements include a small amount of widening and new guardrail. BNSF will also install new safety equipment for the railroad. Completed: 9/15/2020.
Espanola Rd: from BNSF Crossing #40021 to Manila Rd
Flaggers may be present in both directions with lane restrictions. Motorists should also down and use caution in the work zone.
Geiger Blvd – Soda to Grove Rd
Geiger Blvd. is closed from Soda to Electric – however local businesses remain open. Crews are removing the existing roadway. The project includes new drywells, asphalt, signing and pavement markings. Completed: 11/30/2020.
Geiger Bv: from Soda Rd to Spokane City Limits (Electric Ave)
Motorists should use an alternate route. Electric Avenue is open. Thomas Mallon is open. Please slow down and use extreme caution when travelling inside the work zone.
North Kentuck Trail
Crew is repairing bridge scour damage. Start: 9/1/2020 – Completed: 10/30/2020.
North Kentuck Trails Rd : from West Bradshaw Rd to Keevy Rd
Motorists should expect delays in both directions and all lanes. Watch for flaggers north of Bradshaw Road.
PRIVATE CONTRACTOR WORK BY PERMIT
Aerial Cable Installation
Work is being done by Quanta Telecom (713-629-7600) on the east side of Marguerite Rd from Upriver Dr to Maringo Dr and then 138-feet and another 603-feet on the north side of Maringo Dr from Marguerite Rd to Argonne Rd. on the west side of Freya from 55th to 57th Avenue. Completed 9/30/2020. Completed: 10/6/2020.
Marguerite Rd: from Upriver Dr. to Maringo Dr.
There will be lane restrictions on the northbound/shoulder. Motorists should slow down in the work zone.
Maringo Dr: from Marguerite Rd. to Argonne Rd.
There will be lane restrictions on the westbound/shoulder. Motorists should slow down in the work zone.
Bore and Place Power Supply
Comcast is using Sefnco Communications (509-532-8308) to bore approximately 2,380-feet of two-inch conduit on the east side of Northwood Dr from Woodland Park Dr going south to Columbia Dr to set the power supply. Completed: 9-30-2020.
Northwood Dr: from Columbia Dr to Woodland Park Dr
There are lane restrictions in both directions/shoulders. No parking along Northwood and Columbia Dr. Motorists should slow down when traveling through the work zone.
Install Overlash Fiber
Comcast is using Sefnco Communications (509-532-8308) to install an overlash fiber and route underground in the existing conduit. The project starts at the northwest corner of 57th going south across 57th and along the west side of Regal. Completed: 9/30/2020.
57th Av: from Regal Rd to Regal Rd
Motorists should slow down and watch for flaggers in both directions – especially at the intersection of 57th and Regal and on Regal south of 57th.
Liberty Lake Eastside Water Improvements
Halme Construction (509-725-4200) is replacing the water line on Neyland. Completed: 9/30/2020.
Neyland Rd: from Lakeside Rd to Gage St
Road closed for water line replacement.
Road Improvements for Summerfield East 9th Addition
Work is being done by Terra Underground (208-722-7686). Forker Rd is closed from Bannen Rd to Progress Rd. Completed: 9/18/2020.
Forker Rd: from Bannen Rd to Progress Rd
Forker is closed and a detour is in place. There will be lane restrictions in both directions with flaggers on Freya. Motorists should slow down in the work zone.
Underground Cable Installation
Work is being done by Quanta Telecom (713-629-7600) on the west side of Freya from 55th to 57th Avenue. Completed 9/30/2020.
Freya Street: from 55th to 57th Avenue
There will be lane restrictions in both directions with flaggers on Freya. Motorists should slow down in the work zone.
Work is being done by Piersol Construction (509-535-2901) for telephone, water and sewer on Hawthorne Rd approximately 260-feet to the west of US-395. Completed: 9/18/2020.
Hawthorne Rd: from US-395 (Division St) to Wellen Ln.
Hawthorne Rd is closed from US-395 to Wallen Ln. A detour is in place.
(Road maintenance projects are subject to change due to weather conditions and other road maintenance priorities)
Asphalt overlay in the town of Fairfield on Carlton
Crews are laying fresh asphalt in the town of Fairfield on Carlton, west off of Hwy 27. A one-block detour is in place. Completed: 9/18/2020.
Town of Fairfield: Carlton west off Hwy 27
A one-block detour is in place.
Asphalt overlay in the town Fairfield on Main Street
Crews are laying fresh asphalt in the town of Fairfield on Main Street, east of Hwy 27. Completed: 9/18/2020.
Town of Fairfield: Main Street east of Hwy. 27.
There will be delays in both directions. Motorists should slow down and watch for flaggers.
Culvert installation at Argonne Lane at Argonne Rd Intersection
Crews are installing a culvert across Argonne Lane, which is closed at the intersection to Argonne Rd – and Argonne Rd will be reduced to one lane for south-bound traffic. Completed: 9/17/2020.
Argonne Ln: at Argonne Rd intersection
Argonne Ln is closed in both directions at the intersection with Argonne Rd.
Culvert installation at the intersection of Columbia Dr at Vista Park Dr.
Crews are installing a culvert at the intersection of Columbia Dr at Vista Park Dr. There will be lane closures and flaggers. Completed: 9/17/2020.
Columbia Dr: from Vista Park Dr to Vista Park Dr.
Motorists should expect lane restrictions in both directions and all lanes. Please slow down and watch for flaggers.
Euclid Rd Bridge Closure
Euclid Rd Bridge is closed and a detour is in place. Replacing the bridge is the responsibility of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
Euclid Rd: from Bridge #1508 Over BNSF to Lyons Rd
Road Closed – Euclid Rd Bridge Closure
West Bradshaw Road Closure
West Bradshaw Road is closed between north Kentuck Trails Rd and Darknell Rd, due to numerous downed trees blocking the road. Completed: 9/30/2020.
West Bradshaw Rd: from north Kentuck Trails Rd to Darknell Rd
Road Closed – Crews are clearing debris.
Throughout Spokane County, crews are repairing potholes, sweeping, and applying broadleaf herbicide in the right-of-ways.
The mission of Spokane County Public Works is to provide our citizens and the traveling public with safe and maintained roads, bridges and stormwater facilities through efficient and quality Operations, Construction, Engineering and Planning services.