Hamilton Corridor Work To Resume on Monday, March 15

Marlene Feist, Public Works Director of Strategic Development, 509.625.6505

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:08 a.m.

Construction on a project to improve safety along the Hamilton Street Corridor from Desmet to North Foothills will resume on Monday, March 15, and continue through the spring.

The project includes making long-desired safety and traffic flow improvements at six intersections, including the addition of dedicated left turn pockets and signals. Work on the final two intersections at Indiana and North Foothills. Those two intersections will get protected left-turn signals for all four directions at the intersection.

Hamilton will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the construction area, and motorists should anticipate delays on this heavily used commuter route. Lane closures on Indiana and North Foothills are also possible. This section of Hamilton carries about 30,000 vehicles a day.

In addition to the intersection improvements, ADA-compliant ramps will be installed at all intersections between Desmet and North Foothills that haven’t already previously been upgraded. Minimal, localized traffic obstructions will be needed.

Later in the summer, the City Street Department will complete grind and overlay work on Hamilton from Desmet to North Footballs, and finally starting in August, Nevada will receive a chip seal repair from North Foothills to Francis.