The City of Spokane is coordinating work on three projects that will impact the Lincoln-Monroe corridor in and around downtown in July and early August. Pipe connections for two combined sewer overflow (CSO) tanks and the final paving of Lincoln and Monroe streets from Main to Second avenues are scheduled in the coming weeks in a way that city officials say should help lessen the impacts from the work to local businesses and the traveling public. According to a City news release, here is what’s happening:
- Lincoln-Monroe paving. Work for the anticipated final paving on Lincoln and Monroe streets from Main to Second avenues begins Monday, July 10, and continues for about four weeks. Work to adjust manhole covers, make concrete repairs and complete similar work on the west half of both streets will last for a week to a week and a half, followed by one night of paving between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. Then, work will switch to the east half of both streets, with daytime improvements for a week to a week and a half followed by a night of paving. After paving is complete, some final Avista utility work will continue for about a week. Two lanes will be maintained on both streets throughout the work, as well as east-west access through intersections except during night paving when each intersection will be closed for a time.
- Lincoln & Summit Boulevard CSO Tank work. Pipe connections for this tank are needed across both Lincoln and Monroe streets. Work on the Lincoln Street connection will begin on Monday, July 17, and last for about two weeks. Lincoln will be closed between Broadway and Summit Boulevard. Then, the connection across Monroe will proceed for another two weeks, starting about Monday, July 31. Monroe will be closed between College and Summit Boulevard. Summit Boulevard between Lincoln and Monroe will be open during this work and will be part of the detour route. Both the Post Street and Monroe Street bridges also will be open.
- Spokane Falls Boulevard CSO Tank work. A pipe connection for this tank is needed across the south end of the Monroe Street Bridge. This work will be scheduled with night paving work on Lincoln and Monroe as much as possible with the trench covered during the daytime hours. Access will be maintained.