County Planning

                                 New Roundabout & Paving

                  US 395 - Loon Lake to Hafer Road - Paving & Roundabout

 

 

History and Background

 

This section of US 395 was last paved in 2009 and is showing its wear as an international shipping route.  The compact roundabout came from a safety analysis that was performed.  The roundabout will improve safety and traffic flow by replacing the current stop conditions which exist for SR 292 onto US 395.

 

Overview

Over the next several months, WSDOT along with contractor Shamrock Paving will be working to repave roughly 12 miles of US 395 between Loon Lake and Hafer Road in Stevens County.  To help keep traffic flowing at the SR 292 and US 395 intersection, a compact roundabout will also be constructed as part of the project.

 

Project Summary

 

This project will grind and inlay a little more than 12 miles of roadway between SR 292 in Loon Lake and Hafer Road to the north.  Crews will be grinding out the pavement and replacing teh roadway surface with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) to create a smoother ride and preserve the roadway for years to come.  

 

This project also constructs a compact roundabout at the SR 292 and US 395 intersection in Loon Lake.  Following a safety analysis of the area, it was determined the low-cost option of a compact roundabout would improve traffic flow and increase safety.

 

Project to begin approximately August 1, 2022, and take approximately 47 business days to complete.

 

 Nightly Lane Closures Coming to US 395

 

During the paving portion of this project, drivers can expect lane closures of US 395 as crews either grind or inlay new asphalt.  Drivers will be guided through the work zone via pilot care Monday through Friday, between 7 pm and 6 am.  Drivers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes along the route during construction.

 

15-Day Detour Routes Around Roundabout Project

 

Access to the intersection at SR 292 and US 395 will be restricted for 15 days while crews work to construct a compact roundabout.  Drivers will be redirected through the work zone during the following four stages of the project.  

 

  • Stage 1:  Two-way traffic on US 395 will proceed as normal through the work zone while crews work on the western shoulder of US 395.  Access to the intersection at Garden Spot Road to the east, and SR 292 to the west will remain open. 
  • Stage 2:  There will be continued access to US 395, however, two-way traffic will be redirected to the west side of the future roundabout while crews work on the east side.  Meanwhile, SR 292 and Garden Spot Road will be closed at the intersection of US 395.  During this stage of construction, which will last six days, those needing to access Garden Spot Road from US 395 will need to use the detour at Williams Valley Road in the town of Clayton (Detour 1)

        Drivers will need access to SR 292 from US 395 will need to exit Maple Street (Detour 2)

  • Stage 3:  Two-way traffic on US 395 will once again be directed to the east side of the future roundabout while crews work on the west side.  Access to Garden Spot Road from US 395 will reopen, while drivers who need to access SR 292 will need to continue to use the Maple Street detour
  • Stage 4: Both northbound and southbound lanes of US 395 through the roundabout will be open.  However, SR 292 will still be closed at the intersection and drivers will need to continue using the detour at Maple Street.  
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