Riverside Drive Phase 2A

Project Number: 2005264

Construction Estimate: $3,900,429.00

Project Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Way from Sherman Street to Erie Street

Description: The Riverside Extension Phase 2A project, from Sherman Street to Erie Street, also referred to as Martin Luther King Jr. Way Phase 2A (MLK P2A), is a continuation of the Riverside Extension Phase 1 project, located near the WSU campus. The purpose of the project is to provide vehicular and truck traffic an efficient transportation route that eliminates several safety issues and increases capacity into and out of the downtown area while passing along the south edge of the University District.

The project follows a previously approved alignment and is part of a larger master plan that has been adopted and approved by multiple agencies. The Riverside extension project series will be completed with the Phase 2B project, located from Erie Street to Perry Street, which is planned for construction in 2016. Construction of a segment of the Ben Burr trail between Erie Street and vacated Front Avenue is also included in future Phase 2B.

The MLK P2A project proposes construction of a new asphalt pavement street, utility infrastructure, storm drainage improvements, street lighting, street trees, and re-vegetation with native species. In lieu of sidewalks, the project proposes to construct a section of the Ben Burr trail to provide pedestrian circulation. The trail will be separated from the roadway traffic and aligned parallel to the Spokane River, allowing pedestrians through access with greater aesthetic experience. The right-of-way area for the sidewalk will be used to provide bike lanes and planting/storm water treatment areas.

Status: Construction

Contractor: Bacon Concrete

Project Manager - Construction: Construction Management, 509.625.7722

Construction Start Date: Spring 2016

Substantially Completed Date: 06/09/2017

Award Date: June 6, 2016