Maxwell Avenue/Mission Avenue Lane Reduction

Project Number: 2015053

Construction Estimate: $319,604.50

Project Location: Maxwell Ave. – Maple St. to Washington St.

Description: Restripe Maxwell/Mission Streets changing the current four lane street section to a three lane section which includes one lane each direction, a two way left turn lane, bike lines and, where space permits, on-street parking. On street parking is being removed between approximately Madison and Washington on both sides of the street. Curb bump outs are being added at Cedar, Adams, and Jefferson. Project funded with federal funds.

Status: Construction

Contractor: Bacon Concrete, Inc.

Project Manager - Construction: Construction Management, 509.625.7722

Construction Start Date: Spring 2018

Substantially Completed Date: 05/23/2018

Award Date: September 27, 2018

How Will This Project Impact Traffic? Traffic will be shifted on Maxwell (no detour) for the restriping work. Some side street connections to Maxwell (Cedar, Adams, Jefferson) will be temporarily closed to build the bump outs.

Why Is The City Doing This Project? This is a multi-modal safety project, and is meant to improve conditions for all users of the street. The conversion from four lanes to three lanes is a proven technique for reducing vehicle collisions by reducing vehicle weaving, as illustrated.

  • 4 Lane Section weaving Pattern

    4-lane section weaving pattern

  • 3 Lane Section weaving Pattern

    3-lane section weaving pattern

The conversion also allows space for striping a bike lane along the corridor. The curb bumpouts effectively separate traffic from the sidewalk and parking areas, improving the conditions for walking.

If You Have More Questions
Please call Michele Vazquez at 509.625.6102.

Contact Information

Michele Vazquez
Construction Relations Manager