Sprague Avenue between Vista Road and Park Road is getting a facelift over the as the project to resurface the roadway is now underway.
According to City of Spokane Valley Senior Engineer Craig Aldworth, the project is expected to take about another week to complete.
Crews will place a two-inch asphalt overlay. Improvements to stormwater drainage were made last fall as well as updates to sidewalks and curbs to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Brief driveway closures may be expected in the project area. Construction crews will notify those affected. Access to businesses will remain available.
Business and property owners in the work area who wish to call attention to special circumstances regarding driveway access are encouraged to contact Aldworth at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 720-5001.
While construction is under way, Sprague Avenue between Vista Road and Park Road will be reduced to two lanes westbound. Signs and traffic cones will direct traffic through the work area.
Congestion and slowed traffic may be expected while work is under way. Those whose destinations are outside the project area may wish to use alternate routes.
Expect closures of Park Road just north of Sprague and Park Road just south of Sprague at varying times during the project. At those times, signs will redirect traffic to detours along Vista/Broadway or Thierman/Appleway as appropriate.
Other sections of Sprague scheduled for resurfacing this year include those between Havana and the Interstate 90 overpass; from the I-90 overpass east to Thierman, from Vista to Herald; and from Herald to University. Once these projects are completed, the entire length of Sprague Avenue between Havana and Sullivan will have been resurfaced within the last six years.
The Sprague Avenue Park to Vista project is funded by the city's Street Preservation Program. The program is part of the city's commitment to maintaining Spokane Valley roadways in good condition to help minimize costly road reconstruction, enhance the local quality of life, and support economic development.
More information about Spokane Valley's Public Works Department programs and projects can be found online at spokanevalley.org/publicworks.