Marshall Road & Cheney-Spokane Road Water Transmission Main

Project Numbers:

  • Phase 1: 2018106
  • Phase 2: 2022082
  • Phase 3: 2022083

Status: Construction

Construction State Date: March 18, 2024

Estimated Completion Date: October, 2024

Construction Estimate: $9,985,091

Contractors: DW Excavating (Phases 1 & 3), Northwest Grading (Phase 2)

Traffic Impact

Cheney-Spokane Road Closure Information

  • Location: 4300 block of S. Cheney-Spokane Rd. to Cedar Rd.
  • Estimated Closure: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Projected Re-Opening: October 2024

Note to Residents

If you have special access requirements for your property (such as business, medical, or disability), or general questions about this project, please contact the Construction Relations Manager or Contractor Public Representative. Additionally, if your property is in the city-owned path of construction and will be disturbed, you will receive a separate letter with more details prior to construction.

For everyone’s safety, please obey all traffic signs and check for traffic updates throughout the project.

Emergency Preparedness

  • Alert Spokane
  • SREC - Spokane Regional Emergency Communications
  • Spokane County Emergency Management
What will the route be for an emergency evacuation?

If, and when, there is a need for emergency evacuations, first responders will determine the best evacuation routes based on the conditions of the incident. Evacuation information will be shared with the community through ALERTSpokane and other public information channels.

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It's always recommended to create a customized emergency plan for your home and family. Spokane County Emergency Management will help you get prepared!

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Project Description

Three projects are underway to enhance water and sewer infrastructure in the Cheney-Spokane Road and Marshall Road area, aiming to improve water transmission capacity and provide service to local parcels.

The projects involve the installation of water and sewer infrastructure along Cheney-Spokane Road and Marshall Road, with the goal of increasing water transmission capacity and providing service to parcels in the area. The project is divided into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Phase 1 will construct a 30-inch water transmission main to increase water transmission capacity from the existing 30-inch water main on Thorpe Rd. southward, running parallel to US Highway 195 to the existing Qualchan reservoir. Construction is projected to begin on or about March 18, 2024, starting from Thorpe Road and extending to Marshall Road, approximately 1 mile. This phase will involve a full closure of Thorpe Road for an estimated six weeks, starting on or about April 22.
  • Phase 2: Phase 2 will construct a 30-inch water transmission main and provide water and sewer service to some parcels on Cheney-Spokane Road. Construction is estimated to begin on or about April 1, 2024, along Cheney-Spokane Road from the Hwy 195 interchange to Latah Bistro. Access to businesses from the north via the Cheney-Spokane Road US-195 exit will be maintained. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open throughout this phase.
  • Phase 3: Phase 3 will construct a 30-inch water transmission main beginning at the end of the Marshall Road Transmission Main Phase 2 on Cheney Spokane Road (at the end of Phase 2, 44th Avenue Extended) and extending to Qualchan Reservoir. Phase 3 will also be installing 18" and 20" sewer mains, as well as 8" and 18" siphon sewers to connect the existing sewer trunk in Hwy 195 to the intersection of Cheney-Spokane Road and Cedar Road. Construction is estimated to begin on or about April 20, 2024, on Cheney-Spokane Road from Latah Bistro south to approximately Cedar Road. This phase will include a complete closure of Cheney-Spokane Road.

All phases are expected to be completed within a five-month timeframe. However, the timelines are estimates and subject to change due to unforeseen obstacles during construction.

Please note that all schedules are approximate and dependent on weather and unforeseen delays. Contractors are required to provide two business days’ notice to affected homeowners or businesses if their property will be directly impacted by the work.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is Cheney-Spokane Rd. closing?

A water transmission line and sewer line is being installed to accommodate current and future needs.

Where will Cheney-Spokane Rd. be fully closed and for how long?

The section between the Latah Creek Animal Hospital/Retail and Restaurant area to Cedar Rd. is estimated to close Tuesday, June 11. It is estimated to reopen in October, depending on construction progress and weather.

What will the detours be?

W. Qualchan Dr. to S. Meadow Lane Rd. (Distance 3.5 miles / Approx. 12 minutes)

  • W. Lincoln Blvd. to
  • S. Lincoln Way to
  • S. Parkridge Blvd. to
  • W. Eagle Ridge Blvd to
  • S. Meadow Lane Rd / US-195

Eagle Ridge to I-90. (Distance 14.5 miles / Approx. 25 minutes)

  • W. Eagle Ridge Blvd. to
  • W. Taylor Rd. to
  • S. Sherman Rd. to
  • Cheney-Spokane Rd. to
  • S. Grove Rd. to
  • I-90 East/West
Why can't we close one lane at a time?

The 30-foot wide road will not accommodate a single-lane closure. The excavation trench and excavated material will be 20 feet wide and 15 feet deep, leaving less than a 10-foot wide area for construction workers, heavy equipment, vehicles, and materials. Further, the location of the utilities beneath Cheney-Spokane Rd. are close to the protected wetlands on one side and a railroad on the other. This location prevents a temporary “side road” from being constructed.

What can I expect at the Meadow Lane Rd. and US-195 intersection during the detour?

Residents are advised to follow our official detour route to Meadow Lane Rd. Meadow Lane will have significant traffic controls in place to increase the safety of this intersection.

What traffic controls will be in place on US-195 near Hatch Rd.?

A speed reduction from 60 mph to 45 mph for US-195 northbound will be implemented just south of the US-195N/Hatch Rd. intersection.

Will the retail and restaurant area be accessible?

Residents should follow the official detours to US-195 or I-90. Businesses will remain accessible from the Cheney-Spokane Rd./US-195 Interchange.

What can I do to support local businesses?

We encourage the community to make the extra effort to support local businesses impacted by construction. All businesses will remain accessible from the Cheney-Spokane Road/US-195 interchange.

How are agencies working together for emergency response?

City of Spokane has coordinated with the following emergency services:

  • City of Spokane Fire Department
  • Spokane County Fire District 3
  • Cheney Fire Department
  • City of Spokane Police Department
  • Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
  • Washington State Patrol
  • City of Spokane Emergency Management
  • Spokane County Emergency Management
  • Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC)
What can I do now to be best prepared?

Spokane County Emergency Management urges residents and business owners to develop an emergency plan for any situation. Here are things you can do today:

Who can I reach out to with questions?

Aaron Watts – City of Spokane Construction Relations Manager: or 509.992.4408

Contact Information

For questions or concerns regarding the construction work or the construction schedule, please contact the contractor’s public representative.

Contractor Public Representative

DW Excavating (Phases 1 & 3)
Cortney Wilson

Northwest Grading (Phase 2)
Dan Benson

City Construction Relations Manager
Aaron Watts

City Project Manager - Construction Phase
Kelly Heitstuman

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