We’ve been getting a lot of hits on this blog post from 2011 recently and believe it’s because the Washington State Department of Transportation has been advertising the website www.spokanefreewayfix.net, which is unrelated to the site referenced in this post. If you’re looking for the 2017 SpokaneFreewayFix website, go to http://www.spokanefreewayfix.net/ (you’ll be redirected to www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/viaduct3rdavebrgexpjoints).
To check current traffic conditions, view traffic cameras, and more, visit the Transportation Management Center’s website at http://www.srtmc.org/.
While the SpokaneRoadFix website described in this blog post no longer exists, much of the same information can be found in the Regional Road Construction Map on SRTC’s maps and data site.
[original post from March 2011]
You’ve probably already noticed construction projects popping up, and it’s only March. So imagine how many there are going to be by the time May rolls around. The good news is that local transportation agencies are taking advantage of low contractor and material prices to do more projects than ever. The bad news is that this could seriously slow you down in your daily commute. Some of the major projects on main thoroughfares this year include:
– Bridge deck replacement at Havana, Altamont and Latah Creek Bridge on I90
– Installation of a concrete intersection at Indiana and Sullivan
– Rehabilitation of Mission Ave. from Hamilton to Greene
– Rehabilitation of Second from Howard to Arthur
– Construction of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, which impacts Spokane Falls Dr.
So how to avoid getting stuck in backups caused by construction? Two suggestions:
1.) Pick up the 2011 Spokane Regional Road Construction Map to see where projects will be happening.
2.) Go to www.SpokaneRoadFix.net to find out where to get the map, to view suggested alternate routes to get around construction projects, and to find other ways to get around besides driving alone and getting stuck in traffic.
We’ll be updating the site as more projects start, so check back. The goal is to keep congestion to a minimum this summer and keep people getting where they need to go. You may want to send friends and family members from out of town to the website too if they’re planning to visit. And tell your co-workers. And if the kids are driving these days, make sure they have a construction map in their cars. And…