Traffic Control

Throughout the year, the City of Pullman carries out various projects that may install, improve, repair, or maintain components of our infrastructure. From maintaining roadways and traffic signals to stormwater and sewer systems, there's a lot to do! These projects, while necessary and valuable, can inconvenience pedestrian and/or auto traffic, depending on the size, location, and duration of the work.

We want to keep you informed with timely, useful, and accurate information so you can prepare by either avoiding the area or managing the inconvenience. Also, we consider the safety of the public and work crews our highest priority.

If you're driving and you approach a work zone, please show crews respect by:

  • Slowing down
  • Abiding by posted signs and flaggers
  • Driving attentively and limiting distractions
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Note: The following information is meant to serve as a guide and may or may not contain all details of a particular project. Not every city project will be included on this page. Information may be updated at any time without notice.
City Projects
Traffic Signal Pole at Intersection of Main Street and Kamiaken Street, Starting June 5th

Kamiaken Street is closed, between Olsen and Main Streets, on August 17th to facilitate the traffic signal replacement at the intersection of Kamiaken  and Main Streets. Kamiaken Street will be opened back up to traffic at the end of the work day.

Friday, August 4th at 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kamiaken Street, between Olsen and Main Streets, will be closed for the pouring of the base for the new traffic light. Please anticipate one more closure of this block for the final setting in place of the new traffic light pole within the next few weeks. This project is scheduled to be completed by August 18.

Removal of the damaged traffic signal's foundation will take place on Thursday, June 22nd at 4:00 p.m. through Friday, June 23rd at 10:00 p.m. The section of Kamiaken Street, between Main and Olsen Streets, will close for the duration of the work.

The traffic signal pole at the NE corner of the intersection of Main St. (SR 270) and Kamiaken St. was significantly damaged in a hit and run motor vehicle accident on the night of June 5. As a result, the signal is not functional. Work is scheduled to attempt to replace the traffic signal pole.

Currently, the intersection is being controlled using stop signs on each approach. The City is investigating this and looking at the best solution to repair this signal and determine an estimated timeline to complete the necessary repairs.

Approximate location: NE Corner of Intersection of Main Street (SR 270) and Kamiaken Street.

Kamiaken Water Line Replacement Project, Starting July 24th
Start: July 24th
Expected Completion: 3-4 Weeks
Approximate Location: See Map
Details: The City of Pullman will be replacing the water line that was damaged in April of this year near Kamiaken Street in the Palouse River. The installation will begin on July 24th and will take three to four weeks, ending in mid-August. NE Olsen Street, from the Neill Public Library parking lot entrance to Kamiaken Street, will be closed for the duration of the project. Detours will be in place. NE Olsen Street will be reduced to one-lane traffic on Friday, July 21st for prep work.

Please note that access to the library parking lot will remain open for the duration of this project. Additionally, no driveways, parking lots, or alleys off of NE Olsen Street will be blocked, this includes the Cougar Plaza lot and alley which will also remain open. Pedestrian access to businesses in the closed area will also be available.
Street Crack Filling Throughout Pullman, Starting July 5th
Work Start: July 5th, 8:00 a.m.
Expected Completion: July 6th
Approximate Location: Throughout Pullman
Details: The City of Pullman has contracted with Stripes-A-Lot for a crack filling operation throughout Pullman in an effort to fill existing cracks in asphalt around town and extend the life of Pullman's roads. The operation is completely mobile and locations will vary. Be cautious and give room if you notice their moving traffic control.
Resurfacing of Bishop Boulevard, Starting June 20th
The City of Pullman has contracted with Motley-Motley, Inc. of Pullman to resurface Bishop Blvd. The project begins on June 20, 2023. Work is scheduled to be completed by August 11, 2023.

This project will consist of grinding and resurfacing the following portions of Bishop Blvd.:

To ensure that two-way traffic will continue on Bishop Blvd. throughout the entire construction process, lane shifts will be in effect as needed. Do expect delays during active construction.

More details: Resurfacing of Bishop Blvd.
Resurfacing of Merman Drive and Westwood Drive. Starting June 7th
The City of Pullman has contracted with Motley-Motley, Inc. of Pullman to resurface the following street segments:

Work is scheduled to begin on or about June 7, 2023 and be completed by October 13, 2023. 
Project streets will be closed to thru traffic in two phases during construction. Phase 1 closes Merman Dr. In Phase 2, work will shift to Westwood Dr.
 
Local residents will be allowed access to the closed work areas, but should drive slowly and  cautiously and expect delays during active construction.

More details: Arterial Streets Resurfacing
Non-City Projects (for reference only)
December 2023

Start: December 18th
Expected Completion: TBD
Approximate Location: 150 SE Kamiaken Street   
Details: Installing lights in parking lot;  SE Paradise Street from Grand Avenue to SE Pine Street will be reduced to one lane. Work to be performed by Avista.

Start: December 7th, 5:00 p.m.
Expected Completion: December 9th, 9:00 p.m.
Approximate Location: From SW Crestview Street & Grand Avenue to McKenzie Street & Grand Ave.  
Details: Drive Thru Nativity Scene by Living Faith Fellowship from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7th - Saturday, December 9th. SW Daisy Street will be closed with detours. Flaggers will be on site throughout the event.

October 2023
Start: October 12th
Expected Completion: October 12th
Approximate Location: 1030 NW Charlotte Street
Details: A small section of NW Charlotte Street as well as the adjacent sidewalk will be closed due to sewer work.. Work to be performed by Roach Construction.

Start: October 11th
Expected Completion: October 11th
Approximate Location: 220 SE High Street
Details: Sewer service repair on SE High Street will cause the sidewalk to close. The street will remain open to traffic. Work to be performed by Roach Construction.

Start: October 9th
Expected Completion: October 11th
Approximate Location: 150 SW Spruce Street
Details: A small section of SW Spruce Street will be closed beginning October 9 for up to three days total.

Start: October 4th
Expected Completion: October 4th
Approximate Location: NE Garfield Street & NE Monroe Street
Details: Utility work will result in the closures of NE Garfield Street, between Monroe and Indiana Streets and NE Monroe Street, between Garfield and Michigan Streets, along with traffic detours and sidewalk closures. Work to be performed for Avista.

Start: October 3rd
Expected Completion: October 3rd
Approximate Location: Intersection of Stadium Way and Lake Street 
Details: Westbound and Eastbound lane closures and no left turn from either side of Lake Street. Work to be performed by Avista to replace gas valve.
September 2023
Start: September 29th
Expected Completion: October 5th
Approximate Location: 150 SE Kamiaken Street
Details: Demolition of the Moose Lodge building at 150 SE Kamiaken Street will cause the adjacent sidewalks to be closed along with short sections of SE Kamiaken Street, northbound between Paradise and Main Streets, and SE Paradise Street, between Kamiaken and Pine Streets. 

Start: September 11th
Expected Completion: October 26th
Approximate Location: Johnson Ave. South of the Intersection with Old Moscow Rd.
Details: Signs, cones and flaggers will provide traffic control while the northbound or southbound lanes are individually closed. Work to be performed by Motley & Motley.

Start: September 11th
Expected Completion: September 12th
Approximate Location: 700 SW Crestview St.  
Details: One-lane, two-way flagging operation with sidewalk closure. Work to be performed for Avista.  

Start: September 6th
Expected Completion: September 6th
Approximate Location: 245 S Grand Ave. (Alley)
Details: Alley west of S Grand Ave. is closed. Work to be performed for Avista.

Start: Week of September 3rd
Expected Completion: Week of September 3rd
Approximate Location: 1555 NE Merman Dr. 
Details:  Ziply Fiber will be relocating a fiber pedestal. A lane closure and two-way traffic control with flaggers will be in place.
August 2023
Start: August 31st
Expected Completion: September 1st
Approximate Location: Fairway Dr.
Details: Debco Construction will be conducting a sewer tie in for University Crossing.  A lane closure and two-way traffic control with flaggers will be in place.

Start: August 28th
Expected Completion: September 7th
Approximate Location: Intersection of HWY-27/Grand Ave. and Stadium Way
Details: Signs and cones will provide traffic control while southbound right lane and sidewalk are closed. Work to be performed by Leone & Keeble.

Start: August 28th
Expected Completion: August 28th
Approximate location: 1125 SE Wadleigh Dr.
Details: A section of Wadleigh Dr. will be closed as well as the sidewalk. Detours are in place. Work to be performed for Spectrum.

Start: August 24th
Expected Completion: August 25th
Approximate Location: 535 SW Moe Ave.
Details: One-lane, two-way flagging operation. Work to be performed for Spectrum.

Start: August 9th
Expected Completion: August 9th
Approximate Location: Paradise St.
Details: Signs, cones, and flaggers will provide traffic control while eastbound right lane and sidewalk are closed. Work to be performed for Avista.

Start: August 7th
Expected Completion Date: August 7th
Approximate Location: Intersection of  California and Monroe St. 
Details: Avista will be repairing a gas valve. Sidewalk closure and no parking.
July 2023
Start: 7/27
Expected Completion Date: 7/27
Approximate Location: 1030 NE Monroe St. 
Details: A small section of Monroe St. will be closed as will the sidewalk. Detours in place. Work to be performed by Avista.

Start: July 27th
Expected Completion: July 27th
Approximate Location: 620 NE Garfield St. 
Details: A small section of Garfield St. will be closed as will the sidewalk. Detours in place. Work to be performed by Avista.

Start: July 20th
Expected Completion: July 21st
Approximate Location: 1125 SW Wadleigh Dr.
Details: A small section of Wadleigh Dr. will be closed; a detour will be in place. Work to be performed for Spectrum.

Start: July 19th
Expected Completion: July 20th
Approximate Location: 333 NW True St.
Details: The alley between Webb St. and True St. will be closed for sewer service repairs. Work to be performed by Roach Construction.

Start: July 19th
Expected Completion: July 19th
Approximate Location: 1490 NE North Fairway Rd.
Details: One-lane, two-way flagging operation. Sidewalk closed. Work to be performed by Avista.

Start: July 17th
Expected Completion: July 21st
Approximate Locations: 520 SW Center St. on 7/17, 1725 NW Deane St. and 320 SE Dexter St. on 7/18, 1005 NE D St. on 7/19, 785 SE Ridgeview St. on 7/20, and 322 WA 27 on 7/21.
Details: Routine annual maintenance. Work to be performed for Avista.

Start: July 11th
Expected Completion: July 12th
Approximate Location: 865/867 SW Marcia Dr.
Details: A section of SW Marcia Dr. from SW Panorama Dr. to Latour Peak St.  will be closed to through traffic for utility connections.  The road will be open overnight.

Start: July 11th
Expected Completion: July 14th
Approximate Location: 400 Block of Windus St.
Details: One-lane, two-way flagging operation; eastbound one-way road closure and sidewalk closure. No parking 24 hours prior to work. Work to be performed by Avista.

Start: July 7th
Expected Completion: July 7th
Approximate Location: Near the Intersection of Crestview St. & Grand Ave
Details: Center/left turn lane closed with flagger providing traffic control. Work to be performed by Avista.
June 2023
Start: June 29th
Expected Completion Date: Juen 29th
Approximate Location: Fairmount Drive 
Details: Traffic will be diverted to the center turn lane for northbound traffic in order to perform manhole adjustments. Traffic will not be stopped.

Start: June 27th, 8:00 a.m.
Expected Completion: June 27th, 2:00 p.m
Approximate Location: Intersection of Olsen St. and Kamiaken St.
Details: Eastbound right lane closure on Davis Way extending across onto Olsen St. Crosswalk closure with flaggers redirecting pedestrians. Work to be performed by Avista.

Start: June 12th, 12:00 p.m.
Expected Completion: June 12th, 4:00 p.m
Approximate Location: North Grand Ave (Hwy 27) Near intersection with Terre View Dr.
Details: Grand Ave. will be reduced to one flagger controlled lane. The traffic signals at the intersection of Terre View Dr. and Grand Ave. will be set to flashing during this work. Work to be performed by Avista.

Work Start: June 6th
Expected Completion: June 6th
Details:  Flaggers to provide traffic control for southbound lane shift; sidewalk closed. Work to be performed by Ziply Fiber.
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