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Work to close intersection

Sat., April 10, 2010, midnight

Drivers encouraged to avoid Sullivan- Broadway through May

The busy intersection of Sullivan Road and Broadway Avenue will be partially shut down on Monday and the city of Spokane Valley has prepared a careful schedule of lane shutdowns that will ensure there is always access to businesses located east of Sullivan on Broadway, including Walmart.

The intersection will be rebuilt with concrete to replace rutted asphalt. The project is expected to be completed at the end of May. Severe congestion is expected and drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if they can.

The first stage of construction will include closure of the west side of Sullivan at Broadway. Traffic heading north and south on Sullivan will be reduced to two lanes in each direction and traffic turning east on Broadway from southbound Sullivan will be reduced to one lane. Broadway west of Sullivan will be completely closed, with detours available on Mission and Sprague avenues.

Businesses on the northwest corner of the intersection will be accessed via driveways to the north and west of the construction area. Businesses on the southwest corner will be accessed via Springfield Avenue and driveways on West Broadway.

The second stage is expected to stretch from late April to mid-May. The northeast corner of Sullivan and Broadway will be closed. The same number of traffic lanes will be available on Sullivan as in the first phase. Broadway east of Sullivan will be reduced to one eastbound lane and two westbound lanes. The eastbound lanes of Broadway to the west of the intersection will remain closed, but the westbound lanes will reopen.

The final construction stage beginning in mid-May will include closure of the southeast corner of the Broadway and Sullivan intersection. Traffic on Sullivan will remain the same, but cars going north on Sullivan will not be able to turn east on Broadway. Drivers will be rerouted to Conklin Road via Valleyway Avenue. Lanes will still be restricted on Broadway east of Sullivan and the eastbound lanes of Broadway to the west of the intersection will remain closed.

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