Sidewalk ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) ramp improvements along Sprague Avenue between Havana Street and Fancher Road are expected to start around April 15.
The improvements will be constructed in three phases with work hours from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with overall project completion anticipated in mid-May.
The first phase along Sprague between Havana and the Costco/Lowe's intersection includes upgrading ADA curb ramps on the northeast and southeast corners of the Sprague/Havana intersection, the south side of Sprague at Dearborn Road and Chronicle Road, the southeast corner of Carnahan Road, and the southwest corner of the at Costco/Lowe's intersection.
The second phase involves upgrading ramps on the southeast side of the Costco/Lowe's intersection, the south side of the McKinnon Road and Howe Road intersections, and the southwest corner of the Sprague/Fancher intersection.
The third and final phase is expected to start in early May and will take about five days to upgrade ramps along the north side of Sprague at the Lowe's/Costco, McKinnon and Howe intersections.
The project is 80 percent funded by a Community Development Block Grant and 20 percent funded by the city of Spokane Valley. While construction is under way, drivers should expect closures of the curb lane near the work areas, and signs will redirect pedestrians to alternative crosswalks.
City of Spokane Valley Public Works crews will remain in contact with affected businesses to let them know about the project and to ensure access will remain available throughout the project.
Drivers are encouraged to observe the speed limits and use particular caution in the work area. Those whose destinations are outside the project area may wish to use alternative routes to avoid congestion.
To receive weekly e-mailed Traffic Alerts on this and other Spokane Valley road construction projects, go to the city's Web site at spokanevalley.org and select the envelope icon in the lower left corner of the home page.
Recorded Traffic Alerts are also available by calling 720-5311.