High Traffic Impacts Coming May 28 & June 3

Kirstin Davis, Communications Manager, 509.625.7773

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 2:35 p.m.

It’s challenging to navigate driving routes right now and the City of Spokane wants to help you get around and provide information for multi-jurisdictional construction projects. Travelers will experience significant travel impacts in high-traffic areas starting Tuesday, May 28 due to several regional construction projects with City of Spokane, Spokane County, and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Motorists are urged to plan ahead, allow for extra time, and look for detour changes. Please slow down for everyone’s safety and make the extra effort to support businesses impacted by the necessary projects. Current obstruction information impacting drivers in the City is available on the City’s construction webpage.

Wellesley Ave. between Market St. and Freya St. CLOSED – May 28-June 28

WSDOT contractor crews will close Wellesley Ave. starting Tuesday, May 28, between Market St. and Freya St. Additionally, northbound lanes on the North Spokane Corridor between Wellesley Ave. interchange and the Freya St. interchange.

What to Expect:

  • Travel obstructions on east and west Bigelow Gulch Rd., Upriver Dr. and Wellesley Ave.
  • North Spokane Corridor southbound lanes are closed between the Freya St. interchange and Wellesley St. interchange. Southbound drivers will have to exit at Francis Ave. and northbound drivers will have to exit at Wellesley Ave.
  • Haven St. is reduced to one lane southbound between Columbia Ave. and Rockwell Ave.

Alternate Routes Westbound:

  • Argonne Rd. west on Upriver Dr., north on Freya St., west on Euclid Ave. to Market St.
  • Westbound on Trent Ave. or Sprague Ave.
  • Westbound I-90 to Hamilton St. exit
  • Northbound Argonne Rd. to Stoneman Rd. or Bruce Rd.

Alternate Routes Eastbound:

  • Market St. to east Euclid Ave, south on Freya St., east on Upriver Dr. to Argonne Rd.
  • Eastbound on Trent Ave. or Sprague Ave.
  • Eastbound I-90 to Argonne Rd. exit
  • Stoneman Rd. or Bruce Rd. to southbound Argonne Rd.

Southbound lanes CLOSED on Washington St. between North River Dr. and Spokane Falls Blvd. starting Monday, June 3

Work on the Washington Street Bridge to replace expansion joints and deck overlay requires all southbound lanes to be closed between W. North River Dr. and Spokane Falls Blvd. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.

What to Expect:

  • Drivers traveling south on Washington St. will be detoured just south of Boone Ave. at W. North River Dr. and east to Division St.
  • Drivers traveling north on Washington St. will experience back-ups with one lane of traffic between Spokane Falls Blvd. and Boone Ave.

Alternate Route:

  • Drivers are encouraged to use Division St., Monroe St., and Ash St. for southbound travel into downtown from north Spokane.
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