Summer construction report
The long list of summer projects inside the city of Liberty Lake appears ready to launch into motion in August. The following status report was provided July 29 by City Engineer Andrew Staples.
• Harvard Roundabout - Construction of single lane roundabout at Harvard Road, Mission Avenue intersection.
Anticipated dates of work: The demolition and construction phase of this project is tentatively scheduled to get under way Aug. 17, with work wrapping up over the course of about eight weeks.
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: The bid on this project has been awarded, and work is likely to begin in mid-August. Once work begins, it should take about two weeks.
Traffic impact: Minor delays will be caused by reduced lanes or detours. Flaggers will be directing traffic at the work site.
• 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 has been awarded, and work is scheduled to begin on Aug. 5.
Traffic impact: Minimal impact with traffic control directing drivers around the construction along the north shoulder of the road.
• Liberty Lake Fields - Improvements to the field east of Liberty Lake Elementary including construction of 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.