Game Day Congestion- On Saturday, November 23, expect congestion on US 195 and SR 27 between Spokane and Pullman, plus
SR 26 between Vantage and Colfax, as fans travel to and from the WSU Cougar
football game.  Also on Saturday, November 23, drivers should expect
congestion on Interstate 90 and SR 904 between Spokane and Cheney as fans
travel to and from the EWU Eagle football game.  

North Spokane Corridor/Francis Avenue Bridge and
Intersection Improvements-
A “Celebration of Progress” event is scheduled for Friday,
November 15th at 1:30 p.m. on the new Francis Bridge structure.

On Saturday, November 16th the switch will be made
to the winter traffic configuration.  The traffic signal will
be modified at the intersection of Francis & Market, and traffic moved
from the Francis Avenue detour onto the new bridge. Work will start about 8 a.m. and conclude mid-afternoon.  The process requires
a brief lane closure for eastbound Francis traffic, a
rolling slow down maneuver to get traffic onto the bridge, and the Market
& Francis intersection controlled by a flagger instead of a traffic signal. This will create some backups and delays.

Market Street will continue to have a single lane in
each direction through the Francis intersection. Francis Avenue will
operate with one lane each direction on the new bridge.  The south side of the bridge along the traffic barrier is designated for bicycles and pedestrians.

US 195/Cheney-Spokane Road Interchange- Be alert for slow traffic entering the highway left lane from Cheney-Spokane
Road.  The dedicated northbound acceleration lane has been removed. 
The northbound left turn lane remains closed so US 195 northbound drivers
must  use Qualchan Road to access Cheney-Spokane Road.  The
southbound off ramp to Cheney-Spokane Road is closed so drivers will need to be
alert for southbound highway traffic slowing to make right turns into
Cheney-Spokane Road. Inland Empire Way traffic is
directed to the Thorpe Road intersection.  This is a permanent closure to
accommodate the new northbound Cheney-Spokane Road on ramp.
Fall Leaf Pickup- Leaf pickup is moving ahead of
schedule. Crews are working in Hillyard and will move to Indian Canyon and
Comstock neighborhoods next week. The Pusher crew is working in Corbin
Park and will move into Cannon hill this weekend. 
Tuesday, November 19, 9 a.m., crews will be in
north and south streets in Browne’s Addition. Wednesday, November 20, 9
a.m., crews will be in east and west streets.  Cars parked on the street
will need to be moved during the scheduled leaf pickup time
or towing
will occur.
Greene Street Bridge Work- A project to increase the life of the Greene Street
Bridge is under way. Lane restrictions on the bridge and on Greene Street between South Riverton
Avenue and Upriver Drive. The work on the bridge will improve its load rating,
allowing larger trucks and loads to use it. The project includes
installing fiber-reinforced polymer to the bridge deck and floor beams.
Main Avenue Closure, Washington to Bernard- Main Avenue will be closed from Washington Street to
Bernard Street for sewer line installation. Two lanes on the north side
of Main will be directed north onto Washington Street.  Traffic in
the southern lane on Main will be detoured south to Riverside Avenue for
the duration of the project.  The closure starts Monday,
November 18 and is expected to last for 4 working days.  Main Avenue
should re-openby Friday, November 22. 

Inland Empire Way Closure- Inland Empire way is scheduled to be closed from 20th
Avenue to 23rd Avenue for utility installation.  Traffic will
be detoured onto S. Chestnut Way for the duration of the project.  The
closure starts November 18 and will last for 5
working days. 
Monroe Street Lane Closure-

North Monroe Street will
have a southbound lane closure at Bridge Avenue until November 29, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. for street work on the Kendall Yards development.

Centennial Trail Closure- Part of the Centennial Trail
on the north side of the Spokane River from
Division Street east will be closed until November 29. 
Pedestrians will be re-routed north using the sidewalk along the eastside of
Division Street and through the Red Lion Hotel Property. The work will
remove and replace deck boards, fascia boards and pedestrian rails.
Liberty Street Construction- Construction to
rehabilitate Liberty from Oak Street to Ash Place and Ash Place from Liberty to
Dalton has the road closed.

Avenue just east of Bradley
– Westbound traffic reduced to one lane on
Monday, November 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility work.


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