Several of the construction projects planned around the region for this season are on main thoroughfares. Some of those projects include bridge deck replacement at Altamont, Havana, and the Latah Creek Bridge on Interstate 90; installation of a concrete intersection at Indiana Avenue and Sullivan Road; rehabilitation of Mission Avenue from Hamilton to Greene streets; and rehabilitation of Second Avenue from Howard to Arthur streets.
This construction work has the potential to cause congestion on our roads and make reaching some areas a slower commute than usual. In order to make your drive as convenient as possible, we have created these alternate route maps to help you get around construction areas in an efficient manner. Alternate routes are not available for all projects planned for 2011 at this time. Check back for updates as new construction projects start or as projects progress and new detours become necessary. Some projects don't have official detours. In that situation, you are encouraged to view the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center website for the most up-to-date construction information and determine your own detour route.
Click on the maps below to view alternate routes.
Suggested Central Alternative Routes
Suggested Alternative Routes
for Central Spokane Projects
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In cases where you can't avoid construction, here are a few tips for dealing with it:
- Know where construction zones are located and allow extra time to get through them.
- Avoid a.m. and p.m. peak travel hours if possible.
- Watch for messages on electronic message boards.
- Slow down, get into the correct lane and merge cautiously.
- Stay alert for surprise slow-downs and speed-ups.
- Always buckle up and remember that traffic tickets in construction zones carry heavier fines in Washington.