Summer construction report
A healthy dose of summer projects inside the city of Liberty Lake will have residents seeing orange in the coming weeks. The following status report was provided June 24 by City Engineer Andrew Staples.
• Harvard Roundabout - Construction of single lane roundabout at Harvard Road, Mission Avenue intersection.
Anticipated dates of work: Bids were scheduled to be opened on this project June 27, with construction to being approximately four weeks later - so late July. From that point, the project is expected to take 10 weeks to complete.
Traffic impact: Reduced lanes on the north side of the Harvard Bridge, flaggers and signage will direct traffic.
• Mission and Valleyway street maintenance - Overlay work on Mission Avenue from Molter Road to King James Lane and on Valleyway Avenue from Molter to Bella Lago Lane.
Anticipated dates of work: Projects are set to be awarded July 16, meaning the work will break ground the first week of August.
Traffic impact: Reduced lanes or detours when crews are paving or patching.
• Sprague Trail - Construction of two 10-foot wide path segments on Sprague Avenue and Neyland Drive.
Anticipated dates of work: The bid on the project is set to be awarded July 16, meaning the work will break ground the first week of August.
Traffic impact: Reduced lanes when crews are working. Traffic control will direct drivers around construction.
• Liberty Lake Fields - Improvements to the field east of Liberty Lake Elementary; on June 4, the City Council approved a plan to construct a pair of baseball fields, a 79-space parking lot, a small picnic shelter and concrete walking paths.
Anticipated dates of work: The project will be awarded in late summer, meaning a late summer and fall construction timeframe.
Traffic impact: None.
Note: The city of Liberty Lake will post traffic revisions on its website, www.libertylakewa.gov as applicable.