Hamilton Street Corridor

Safety Improvement Project from Desmet to North Foothills

Construction on a project to improve safety along the Hamilton Street Corridor from Desmet to North Foothills is scheduled to begin later this spring. Updated schedule information will be available once the project’s construction contract is awarded.

The project is designed to make long-desired safety and traffic flow improvements at six intersections, including the addition of dedicated left turn signals.

Here's what's happening:

  • The Hamilton intersections with Mission, Indiana and North Foothills will get protected left-turn signals (arrows) for all four directions at the intersection.
  • The Hamilton intersections with Sharp and Illinois will get protected left-turn signals for the north and southbound directions.
  • The Hamilton and Desmet intersection, which currently has a pedestrian-activated rapid flashing beacon, will be upgraded to prohibit all left-turn movements. The improvements will allow pedestrians to use the crosswalks on both the north and south sides of the intersection.

Work will be phased over the project to avoid impacting more than one intersection at a time. Access to the businesses on the Hamilton Corridor will be maintained. But, the work will impact traffic on this busy north-south corridor, and commuters may want to choose other routes during construction.

Trent Avenue Bridge Replacement

Traffic in this area also will be impacted by a Washington State Department of Transportation Project (WSDOT) to replace the East Trent Avenue Bridge over the Spokane River just to the east of Hamilton. Information on that project is available on the WSDOT web site.

Lane closures for that project will begin in early March, with a full closure expected later to replace the 1910 span. MLK Way will serve as the detour around the bridge replacement project.

Construction Information

Project Number: 2010056

Construction Estimate: $3,316,831

Project Location: Hamilton Street from Desmet Ave to North Foothills Drive

Description: Upgrade traffic signals and install left turn lanes to reduce back-ups. This project is funded with local and federal funds.

Status: Design

Contractor: To be determined

Project Manager - Design: Gerald Okihara, 509.625.6700, gokihara@spokanecity.org

Project Manager - Construction: Construction Management, 509.625.7722

Construction Start Date: Summer 2020

Substantially Completed Date: Fall 2020

Award Date: To be determined

To reduce pavement degradation, the City of Spokane's Pavement Cut Policy is in effect for all street-related projects.

Project Presentation Video

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