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Posted on: September 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Road construction and maintenance update for September 28-October 6, 2023.





Bigelow Gulch Mitigation – Suspended from September 28 to October 2, 2023
Improvement of the Bigelow Gulch Road Offsite Mitigation site located along Minnie Creek near Fish Lake Regional Park by clearing and grubbing, temporary irrigation, grading, planting and other work. Estimated completion date: October 31, 2023.


Bigelow Gulch Project # 2- Francis Ave & Havana -Weile Ave and Bradley Ave
Improvement of Bigelow Gulch Road from the Urban Boundary to Weile by reconstructing the road to a wider section on a new alignment by clearing and grubbing, roadway excavation, embankment compaction, culvert pipe, cement, illumination & traffic control. Estimated completion date: September 2025.


Bigelow Gulch Rd: from Weile Av to Palmer Rd
Lane restrictions (both directions, all lanes): Lane closures, watch for flaggers.


Weile Av: from Bigelow Gulch Rd to Bradley Rd

Brooks Road Reconstruction
Improvement of Brooks Road by reconstruction and widening by clearing and grubbing, roadway excavation, embankment compaction, cement spreading, crushed surfacing, hot mix asphalt, contractor designed underground structure, beam guardrail and other work. Estimated completion date: October 13, 2023.

Brooks Rd: from Medical Lake City Limits to Thorpe Rd           
Flaggers may be present (both directions, all lanes). The road is open to through traffic and local traffic only. 


Columbia Dr-Girard to Northwood
This contract provides for the improvement of Columbia Drive – N Girard Lane to N Northwood Drive. The project includes constructing ADA ramp retrofits, median island construction, HMA grinding and paving, pavement markings, project temporary traffic control and other work. Estimated completion date: October 13, 2023.

Columbia Dr: from Northwood Dr to Girard Ln
Road CLOSED to through traffic. Road will reopen approximately 10/1/2023. 

Euclid Road Bridge No. 1508 
Removing and constructing new bridge and road approaches; including asphalt pavement, signing, striping, erosion control, filter drain, installing beam guardrail, and miscellaneous structures. Estimated completion date: November 15, 2023.

Euclid Rd: from Bridge #1508 over Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks to Lyons Rd. Road CLOSED: Bridge is CLOSED. Use Detour.

Freya Street Preservation-NSC Roundabout to Market Street
This project includes improvements from Freya Street – NSC Roundabout to Market Street by constructing ADA ramp retrofits, HMA planing and paving, temporary pavement marking, project traffic control. Dates: October 6 to November 30, 2023.

Market St: from Freya St to Magnesium Rd
Lane CLOSED (both directions, all lanes). Please slow down and watch for flaggers.

Greta to Whitworth Bike Route
Project includes improvements of Greta Ave, Howard St. Brita Ave, Washington St., Cascade Way, Washington Dr., Sierra Way, Weipert Dr., Country Homes Blvd., Whitehouse St., by adding signs, sharrows, a paved path, and crosswalks. Dates: October 1-31, 2023.

Greta Av: from Howard St to Whitehouse St
Flaggers may be present (both directions, all lanes).

Whitehouse St : from Greta Av to Brita Av
Flaggers may be present (both directions, all lanes).


Lincoln Road and Sewer
Project includes improvements to Lincoln Road from Market Street to Crestline Street by replacement of the entire roadway, widening vehicle travel lanes, the addition of stormwater management infrastructure, and moving pedestrians to new locations. 
https://www.spokanecounty.org/5214/Lincoln-Road-and-Sewer. Estimated completion date: October 6, 2023. 

Lincoln Rd: from Market St to Crestline St
Road CLOSED! Lincoln road is CLOSED with local access for businesses and residents. Watch for workers and equipment. There will be times and locations where the road will impassable!

Nevada and Newport Flooding Mitigation
Remove/abandon failing stormwater structures and replace with 3 new drywells on Nevada St. Dates: October 6-31, 2023.

Nevada St: from Hawthorne Rd to US-2 (Newport Hy)
Lane restrictions (both directions, all lanes). Motorists should expect some full lane closures.

Otis Orchards Elementary School SRTS Project
This project provides for the improvement of Wellesley Ave (from Milepost 2.11 at Arden Rd. to Milepost 2.46 at Lynden Rd.) by constructing curb extensions, marked crosswalk (includes illumination), school speed zone flashing beacons and signage, and ADA curb ramps. Estimated completion date: October 31, 2023 


Wellesley Av: from Arden Rd to Lynden Rd
Lane restrictions (both directions, all lanes). Slow down in work zone and watch for crews.


Permit # EN-23-1000 Liberty Lake Sewer and Water Replacement – Project No. 30221.047.03 & 30221.047.04
Contact: Evergreen Excavating – (208) 899-3941. Misc. work in the Spokane County right-of-way. Includes fire hydrant, road crossings, water main, and sewer main connections. Estimated completion date: October 31, 2023

Melkapsi St: from Liberty Dr to Wright Bv
Road CLOSED: Road closures along Liberty Drive, Wright, Melkapsi, Taft and Mitchell.

Permit Number EN-23-1055 for SIA Transmission Line Crossing 

Contact: Halme Construction – (509) 721-1238. Project includes curb and gutter, sidewalk, asphalt paving, UG electric, tree trimming/removal, and an asphalt cut on Westbow Blvd. Estimated completion date: October 4, 2023.

Westbow Blvd: from Spotted Rd to Dowdy Rd
Road CLOSED! Road closure on W. Westbow Blvd. Signs and barricades will be placed along Geiger Blvd, Electric Ave. and Westbow Blvd. 


Permit Number EN-23-0304 for Mead Works
Contact: Continental Contractors – (509) 724-3179. Project entails a water and sewer tie in at Melon Parkway and Farwell Road. Estimated completion date: October 27, 2023.

Farwell Rd: from US-2 (Newport Hy) to Shady Slope Rd
Road CLOSED. Mellon Parkway Road Closure & Farwell Eastbound.




PNW Marching Band Championships
Contact: Mead School District – (509) 465-7657. Marching band competition at Union Stadium. Date: October 14, 2023.

Freya St: from Farwell Rd to Hastings Av
Road CLOSED. Freya Street Road CLOSED from E Farwell to Hastings, beginning at 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.




Ditch cleaning/shouldering
Heavy equipment to clean ditches include trucks and equipment to add gravel to shoulder and level. Dates: October 2-4, 2023.

Stoughton Rd: from Chapman Rd to SR-27
Lane restrictions (both directions, all lanes). Flaggers may be present.


Crews in all four road districts are patching potholes, spraying weeds and sweeping where needed. Grading is dependent on weather and road conditions.




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.


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