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This project will include the total reconstruction of "A" Street between Peterson Drive and Home Street, including the complete reconstruction of the roadway, retaining walls, sidewalks, and replacement of underground utilities. It will also include the reconstruction of Line Street from "A" Street to the Pullman Highway and Circle Drive between "A" Street and C Street. Line Street will be updated to have a free right turn onto "A" Street, and Circle Drive at "A" Street will be converted into a cul-de-sac, allowing "A" Street to be reconstructed as a through street with no stops.
The project has been designed, the necessary rights of way and easements have been acquired, and the Federal Highway Administration’s environmental process has been completed. This timeline is subject to change.
Due to the utilities being relocated existing trees will be removed and new trees will be reestablished throughout the project corridor. During this time, travel on "A" Street will be reduced to a single lane and, at times, closed to through traffic.
Avista will be placing utility poles on the South side of A Street for the week of March 2nd. The week of March 9th they will be hanging wires on the utility poles. For the week of March 16th Avista will be transferring service to the new lines and there will be scheduled outages. Customers will be informed 48 hours in advance by Avista Utilities. For any questions or concerns call (800) 227-9187. During this time, travel on "A" Street will be reduced to a single lane and, at times, closed to through traffic.
Avista will be relocating the gas line to the alley North of "A" Street. Additional details and specific dates to follow. During this time, limited lane closures will be in place on "A" Street.
After the relocation of the utility poles the communications companies will be moving their lines to the South side of "A" Street. During this time, limited lane closures will be in place on "A" Street.
During this time "A" Street and Line Street will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project, which is anticipated to be completed by late fall.