Safety Improvement Project from Desmet to North Foothills
Construction on a project to improve safety along the Hamilton Street Corridor from Desmet to North Foothills is scheduled to begin later this spring. Updated schedule information will be available once the project’s construction contract is awarded.
The project is designed to make long-desired safety and traffic flow improvements at six intersections, including the addition of dedicated left turn signals.
Here's what's happening:
Work will be phased over the project to avoid impacting more than one intersection at a time. Access to the businesses on the Hamilton Corridor will be maintained. But, the work will impact traffic on this busy north-south corridor, and commuters may want to choose other routes during construction.
Traffic in this area also will be impacted by a Washington State Department of Transportation Project (WSDOT) to replace the East Trent Avenue Bridge over the Spokane River just to the east of Hamilton. Information on that project is available on the WSDOT web site.
Lane closures for that project will begin in early March, with a full closure expected later to replace the 1910 span. MLK Way will serve as the detour around the bridge replacement project.
Project Number: 2010056
Construction Estimate: $3,100,000
Project Location: Hamilton Street from Desmet Ave to North Foothills Drive
Description: Upgrade traffic signals and install left turn lanes to reduce back-ups. This project is funded with local and federal funds.
Contractor: To be determined
Project Manager - Design: Gerald Okihara, 509.625.6700, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Manager - Construction: Construction Management, 509.625.7722
Construction Start Date: Summer 2020
Substantially Completed Date: Fall 2020
Award Date: To be determined
To reduce pavement degradation, the City of Spokane's Pavement Cut Policy is in effect for all street-related projects.