Maple Street Bridge Construction on Schedule

Oct. 18, 2023
Resurfacing the bridge took less time than expected

Spokane City officials recently announced that improvements to the Maple Street Bridge are currently on schedule. 

Work began on the bridge in late August and was estimated to span 10 weeks.

For the past seven weeks, construction has been mostly focused on grind and overlay, said Kirstin Davis, Spokane Public Works spokeswoman to the Spokesman Review.

“We’ve taken off the top surface of everything, we’ve had some areas where we’ve been able to lay the new concrete,” she said. “Right now we’re working on the joint repairs.”

Resurfacing the bridge took less time than expected but delays in joint repair will likely take up any time gained.

“There has been more joint repair that’s been needed than anticipated. You don’t really know what condition they’re in until you pull that stuff up,” Davis said. “That’s delaying it a little bit but we’re still overall on time.”

Construction crews have been alternating between day and night closures and single-lane and complete lane closures throughout the project.

On Monday, all Southbound lanes will close from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. while one northbound lane will be open at all times. Tuesday, it will be the opposite. Wednesday, one lane in each direction will be open at all times.

Through early November, North Sky Communications work will close the northbound land of Bernard Street between 14th and 15th avenues, Havana Street from the I-90 overpass to Sprague Avenue and Freya Street Riverside Avenue to Second Avenue.

The city still estimates work to be complete by mid-November, weather permitting.


Source: The Spokesman Review