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

Terre View Roundabout at North Fairway Road (Completed)
Last updated: August 16, 2022

Update: August 16
Project completed.

Update: July 28
View this update as a PDF.
  • A closure of the Terre View Drive, Northwood Drive, North Fairway Road intersection will begin the morning of Aug. 9 and is expected last through the morning of Aug. 11.
  • Check the detour map for suggested routes around project site.
Update: July 27
View this update as a PDF.
  • Utility improvements are 100% complete. Roundabout concrete channelization features are 90% complete and work has started on final landscaping. Paving will commence in the near future. More details to come.
Update: June 10
View this update as a PDF.
  • In the next phase, traffic will shift on Terre View Drive to the north or south side of the street with one-way flagger-controlled delays during work hours.
  • Utility improvements are currently 75% complete and work has started on the roundabout concrete features. 
Update: May 19
  • Expect significant delays at peak commuting times as traffic in the area will be reduced to one lane during working hours (typically Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) starting Friday, May 20. This change is expected to last through the following week.
Phase 1 Projected Timeline: 5/9/22 - 6/14/22
View the following report as a PDF.
Location: Intersection of NE Terre View Drive and NE North Fairway Road

Summary: 
  • Crews will construct a single-lane roundabout at the location above. The roundabout is designed to slow traffic through the intersection, eliminate left-hand turns, and improve pedestrian routes for increased safety. Construction will add roundabout stormwater accommodations and upgraded water utilities.
Travel Impacts:
  • Traffic will shift to the north side of Terre View Drive with possible minor short-term flagger-controlled delays.
  • North Fairway Road will be closed from Nez Perce Road to Terre View Drive.
  • Northwood Drive will be closed from Terre View Drive to the entrance to Northwood Manor Apartments.
Project Contacts:
  • Contractor: Skip Perkins, (509) 432-6194
  • City of Pullman: Scott Palmer, (509) 338-3287
Terre View Drive Resurfacing (Completed)
Last updated: July 1, 2022

*Completed: 7/1/22
Projected Timeline: 6/13/22 - 7/8/22
View the following report as a PDF.
Approximate Location: Terre View Drive from SR-270 to Airport Road

Summary:
  • The City of Pullman hired Motely-Motley, Inc., a Pullman-based contractor, to resurface NE Terre View Drive from SR-270 (Moscow-Pullman Highway) to Airport Road. The top lift of asphalt pavement will be ground down and removed, and then crews will cover with a new asphalt top.
Traffic Impacts:
  • Terre View Drive will be closed to thru traffic throughout the duration of the project.
  • During work hours (typically Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), flaggers will guide local traffic through the work area.
  • Detour: For travelers trying to reach the Moscow-Pullman Airport, please plan ahead, leave early, and use SR-270 to access the airport from the east by turning left onto Airport Road at the traffic signal near Moscow.
  • It is possible to access Airport Road from NE Terre View Drive, however, the simultaneous work being done on the Terre View/Fairway Road roundabout could cause delays.
Project Funding: ~$715,000 (Traffic Improvement Board (TIB)/Arterial Streets)

Project Contacts:
  • Contractor: Jackson Kincaid, (509) 872-3511
  • City of Pullman: Sam Nasralla, (509) 338-3303
Accelerated Streets (Projected Timeline: 7/18/22 - 10/15/22)
Last updated: August 29, 2022

Update: August 29
Changed projected end date to 10/15/22 from the original date of 9/30/22.

Projected Timeline: 7/18/22 - 10/15/22
View the following report as a PDF.
Approximate Location:  Stretches on SW Center Street and SW City View Street

Summary:
  • Contractor Motley-Motley, Inc., will resurface  several street segments on Sunnyside Hill:
    • Center Street from Itani Drive to City View Street, including the intersections
    • City View Street from Fountain Street to the north end at public right-of-way limit
    • Dawnview Court from City View to end of cul-de-sac 
  • Miscellaneous other work such as traffic circle installation, utility cover adjustments, concrete sidewalk/curb and gutter construction, and minor utility repairs. 
Travel Impacts:
  • Project streets will be closed to thru traffic during the project duration with detours signed.
  • Local resident can access the work area at ay time but should drive cautiously. Expect delays during active construction.
Project Contacts:
  • Contractor: Jackson Kincaid, (509) 432-9111
  • City of Pullman: Sam Nasralla, (509) 338-3303
Sidewalks 2022 (Projected Timeline: 8/4/22 - 10/28/22)
Last updated: July 30, 2022

Projected Timeline: 8/4/22 - 10/28/22
View the following report as a PDF.
Approximate Location: Various, Pioneer Hill neighborhood (refer to the PDF linked above)

Summary:
  • The City hired Lewiston-based Knox Concrete, LLC, to remove and replace sidewalks on Pioneer Hill and other areas.
Project Scope (refer to the PDF linked above):
  • Schedule A - Concrete sidewalk repairs targeting the south section of Pioneer Hill
    (between Crestview Street and Dexter Street).
  • Schedule B - Miscellaneous concrete sidewalk repairs elsewhere within the Pullman city limits.
  • Schedule C - Repair of the two concrete driveway entrances to Fire Station 1 on S. Grand Avenue.
  • Schedule D - Installation of a rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) system at the intersection of Colorado Street and Ruby Street.
Travel Impacts: 
  • Project streets will remain open to traffic during the project duration.
  • Drivers should proceed cautiously in work areas and expect occasional delays during active construction.
  • Expect occasional sidewalk closures and associated signage.
For residents in the work area:
  • Please park vehicles at least 15 feet from the areas that have been marked to allow access by crews. 
  • If your driveway has been marked, plan on it being inaccessible for about ten days once the work begins.
  • Construction is limited to weekdays from 7 AM-6 PM. 

Thank you your patience!

Project Contacts:
  • Contractor: Chris Rosgen, (208) 790-3910
  • City of Pullman: Sam Nasralla, (509) 338-3303
Ongoing Projects
Last updated September 30,  2022

Survey Work Downtown
Work Start: 10/3

Expected Completion: 10/7
Details: To fulfill preliminary work for Project Downtown Pullman, a crew with Welch-Comer Engineers will be surveying downtown. Work times will be 6:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Traffic control will close lanes as needed, but not entire streets. Flaggers will be on site to assist. Traffic interruption should be minimal.

Street Crack fill
Work Start: 10/3, 8 AM
Expected Completion: 10/5
Approximate Location: All over Pullman
Details: In an effort to extend the life of Pullman's roads, the City has contracted with Stripes-A-Lot to fill existing cracks in asphalt around town. The operation is completely mobile, and locations will vary. Be cautious if you notice their moving traffic control.

Grand Avenue Resurface
Update: 9/30
Rain has delayed paving that was set for Friday, September 30. For today though the weekend, the work zone will accommodate two-way traffic. Parts of the road are uneven or rough. Please exercise caution if traveling through.

Starting Monday, crews will dig out loose soil and crushed rock, re-prep the area, and begin paving, as long as the weather holds. Once paving begins, a one-way flagging operation will be active. Drivers should seek alternate routes, especially during peek commute times, to avoid delays.

Update: 9/29
The expected end date for this project has been pushed back to sometime next week. Thickness of the asphalt encountered along with weather challenges has delayed the predicted schedule. Crews will be paving 9/30 starting at 9 a.m. and are expected to finish by the end of the day. Further details to be released.

Work Start: 9/26
Originally predicted end date: 9/29
Approximate Location: Intersection at Grand and Center
Details: Motely-Motley, Inc., will lead excavation and removal of the damaged roadway and curb. Next, they'll reconstruct within these work limits:
  • S. Grand Avenue from Center Street to approximately 300 feet north.
  • The northern lane of Center Street from S. Grand Avenue approximately 50 feet west.
Expect construction activity throughout the day, typically weekdays, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Throughout construction, roads will be rough and/or gravel-surfaced. Please drive with caution, prepare for potential delays, and limit your trips through the work zone, if possible.
City Contact: Sam Nasralla; 509-338-3303

Non-City Projects (for reference only)

SR-27 Albion Drive Roundabout (Projected Timeline: 5/16/22 - Mid-August)
Last updated: July 21, 2022

Update: July 21
Update: July 11
  • Due to delays, the projected timeline has been extended to Mid-August. The original anticipated end date was July 18.
Projected Timeline: 5/16/22 -Mid-August
View the following report as a PDF.
Location: Intersection of Grand Ave/SR-27 and Albion Drive

Summary: 
  • A private developer out of Texas, Aspen Heights Development, will construct a roundabout at the location above. Phase 1 will begin with the construction of the west half of the roundabout. This project complements the simultaneous construction of a 200-unit student cottage-style housing complex near the intersection by the same developer.
Traffic Impacts:
  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by temporary signals and flaggers during work hours (typically 7:30 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday). 
  • Roads will be rough and gravel-surfaced. Please drive slowly and cautiously.
  • Minimize trips through the work area, if possible.
Project Contacts:
  • Contractor: Chuck Martinez, (208) 476-3617
  • City of Pullman: Sam Nasralla, (509) 338-3303
Removal of Troy/Wegner Bridge on Stadium Way (Completed)
Last updated: June 8, 2022

A private contractor, M.A. Degertstrom, out of Spokane, Wash., will be demolishing the Troy/Wegner Bridge located on the WSU Pullman campus in accordance with the timeline below. You may view the Traffic Control Pedestrian Detour Plan or the Logistics Narrative in PDF form, too.

Stage 1A (June 13 – June 24, 2022):

Road Closures: Stadium Way closed completely at the bridge demolition location to both directions of traffic. Access maintained to College Way and access road near south bridge abutment.

Logistics/Sequence: Equipment will be staged in the closed section of Stadium Way. Temporary chain link fence will be used to define closed areas with wayfinding signage on or in front of the fence. This stage of the project removes the 90 foot span over Stadium Way in its entirety, allowing Stadium Way to be used for the remainder of the project.

Stage 1B (June 27 – July 1, 2022):
Road Closures: Intermittent closures of the access road adjacent to the south bridge abutment, EMS and utilities will be accommodated. Stadium Way and College Way remain open, with the exception of intermittent single lane closures on Stadium Way to accommodate the adjacent Bent 1 removal and light standard removal and replacement.

Logistics/Sequence: Equipment will be staged in the adjacent access road and potentially south of Wegner Hall as needed to
accommodate traffic. Some full closures may be needed for safety, details to be worked out onsite. Temporary chain link fence with wayfinding will be used to define closed active demolition areas. Demolition will commence with the southern
span. Once that span is removed completely, Bent 1 adjacent to Stadium Way can be removed to 2 feet below grade. Work will then commence on the South abutment removal. Removed areas will be graded smooth and safety fence placed around
them until final restoration.

Stage 2 (July 5 -July 22, 2022):
Road Closures: College Way will be closed for this 3 week period to allow span removal and staging for the work north of Stadium Way. Stadium Way remains open except intermittent single lane closures for Bent 2 removal and adjacent light
standard removal and replacement.

Logistics/Sequence: Equipment will be staged on College Way, with some final staging adjacent to Troy Hall for final section of North abutment removal. Removal will proceed northward with removal of the Stair span, removal of the span over College Way, then removal of the short span north of College Way. Bent removal will follow with Bents 2 and 3 removed to 2 feet below ground. The North abutment will then be removed as much as possible with some areas remaining below ground to avoid tree damage or removal. Temporary chain link fence with wayfinding will be used to define active demolition areas. During North abutment removal, the sidewalk access to the southeast and east of Troy Hall will be blocked of with chain link and wayfinding.

Stage 3 (July 25 – July 29):
Final restoration and cleanup. Not shown on plans, restoration of hardscape and landscape areas. No traffic or lane closures anticipated except possible single lane closures. Not designed yet so full scope at this time unknown. Temporary movement of pedestrians and wayfinding will be included in this work.

Previous News

September 2022
GPI Core Drilling
Work Start: 9/26

Expected End Date: 9/26, end of day
Approximate Location: Main Street in the downtown corridor and one location on Davis Way near State Street.
Details: In preparation for Project Downtown Pullman, Geoprofessional Innovation (GPI) will perform core drilling on Main Street at various points throughout the day. Lanes will close and shift at active boring locations. GPI will not block an driveways in the process. 

Work Start: 9/15
Expected End Date: 9/15 (end of day)
Approximate Location: Near Lower Drive and Gaines Street
Details: The intersection will remain open but a small portion of Lower Drive will be closed near the location noted above. Crews will be in the area for the day repairing a sewer line. The work will result in both a sidewalk and road closure.

Work Start: 9/6, 7 AM
Expected Duration: 9/10
Approximate Location: 515 S. Grand Ave.
Details: Crews will be replacing two utility poles in the area. A southbound lane shift on Grand may cause some flagger-controlled delays.
August 2022
Work Start: 8/30/22
Expected Duration: 8/30, end of day
Approximate Location: 1335 NW Hall Drive
Details: Crews will be in the area performing point repair on a sewer lateral. Traffic traveling northwest should not be impeded. Southeast traffic will follow the post detour signage. 

Residents on the north side of Hall Drive in the closure area, please turn right out of your driveways.

2022 Lentil Festival Maps & More (8/19 - 8/20)
If you're trying to get in on all the fun for the 2022 Lentil Festival, we want to help. Below, find parking maps and more that will help you prepare for the festivities!

Parking Map
This map outlines all of the areas around downtown Pullman where patrons can park for the event. It also lists the names and address of the park & ride locations for Pullman Transit's free event shuttle service.

Free Shuttle Service
Save yourself the parking hassle, and take advantage of the free shuttle service provided by Pullman Transit. Shuttles should run (on average) about every 20 minutes and will operate:
  • Friday, August 19, from 5-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Catch your ride at any of the stops on the map, including these park-and-ride locations:
Find more transit routes.

WSU Evening and Weekend Parking Map
This map lays out many lots on the WSU Pullman campus that are free after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

Please note: For more information about event specifics, please visit the Lentil Festival website.

Lastly, please stay safe and enjoy the bevy of entertainment that awaits for the 2022 Lentil Festival!

Work Start: Aug. 1
Expected Completion: Aug 2
Approximate Location: 1230 NW Douglas Drive
Details: Utility crews will be replacing a sewer line near the area noted above. Sidewalks will be closed and the work area will be closed to thru traffic on a portion of Douglas Drive from Polaris Street to Darrow Street.
July 2022
Work Start: July 27, 9 AM
Expected Completion: July 27, 2 PM
Approximate Location: Intersection of Whitman Street and Kamiaken Street
Details: Utility crews will be conducting a sidewalk panel repair in the area. A 4-way flagging operation will be in place at the location above.

Work Start: July 27
Expected Completion: July 28
Approximate Location: Intersection of Colorado Street and "B" Street
Details: Utility crews to install two poles in the area. Drivers will see a one-lane, two-way flagger operation just north of the intersection above on "B" Street from California Street to Colorado Street as well as on a portion of roadway on Colorado from "A" Street to "C" Street. Work hours are expected 7 AM-3PM. 

Work Start: July 25
Expected Completion: Unknown
Approximate Location: Intersection of Marcia Drive and Lost Trail Drive
Details: Utility crews will be running underground fiber cable in the area.

Work Start: July 19
Expected Completion: July 27
Approximate Location: 1170 SE Bishop Boulevard at Klemgard Street
Details: Crews will be removing and replacing the sidewalk at the location above. The project will cause a southbound lane shift and sidewalk closure. Traffic flow should see minimal impact.

Work Start: July 19
Expected Completion: July 20
Approximate Location: Alleyway at 215 SE Paradise
Details: Utility crews will be rock drilling in the alley to accommodate a new pole location. Alley will be closed to all traffic while work is being completed. Signs and cones will denote the work area.

Work Start: July 18, 9 AM
Expected Completion: July 18 end of day
Approximate Location: 675 NE Stadium Way
Details: This work was originally scheduled for June 24 was rescheduled for July 18. Utility crews will be installing aerial cable at the intersection of NE Monroe and NE Stadium Way. Right lane closure on Stadium Way reduces traffic to one lane eastbound.

Work Start: July 12, 7 AM
Expected Completion: July 15
Approximate Location:  SW Corner of NE A Street and NE California Street
Details: Utility crews will be removing concrete  sidewalk, gutter, and curb near the location linked above. Crews will replace with new concrete and patch asphalt at the street level. Road closure and detour signs posted at the intersection of California and "A" Street.

Work Start: July 11, noon
Expected Completion: 5 PM same day
Approximate Location: 215 SE Paradise Street
Details: Crews will be rock drilling in the alleyway to accommodate a new utility pole location. Signs and cone will be in and around the perimeter of the work area. The alley will be closed for any access from the street.

Work Start: July 5, 7 AM
Expected Completion: 3 PM same day
Approximate Location: On NE Merman Drive near the Cougar Ridge Apartments
Details: Utility crews will be in the area performing maintenance on a gas main. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area with two-way flagging operation.
June 2022
Work Start: June 28, 7 AM
Expected Completion: July 29
Approximate Location: 675 NE Stadium Way
Details: Utility crews will be installing aerial cable at the intersection of NE Monroe and NE Stadium Way. Right lane closure on Stadium Way reduces traffic to one lane eastbound.

Work Start: June 24, 7 AM
Expected Completion: Unknown
Approximate Location:  Grand Avenue/Terre View Drive intersection, near the SR-27/Albion Road intersection, and Kitzmiller Road.
Details: Utility crews replacing and installing new equipment at the location above. Traffic signals will be turned off while flagging. Please abide by all posted signage and flaggers in the area.

Work Start: June 23, 8 AM
Expected Completion: June 30
Approximate Location: 1170 SE Bishop Boulevard
Details: Utility crews will be installing new fiber connections. The shoulder and sidewalk will be closed for roughly 1,000 feet on Bishop Boulevard southbound near the location above.
May 2022
Work Start: May 26, 7 AM
Expected Completion: May 26 end of day
Approximate Location: About a quarter-mile stretch of State Route-270/E Main Street starting at Bishop Boulevard and moving east
Details: Maintenance crews will be clearing accumulated rock from the area just below the Yakama Village Apartments. The designated work area will cause a right lane closure on SR-270/E Main Street westbound. 

Work Start: May 17, 8 AM

Expected Duration: May 17, 3PM
Approximate Location: NW Anthony Street
Details: Utility crews will be repairing a gas leak underneath the sidewalk at the location above. Flaggers and signs in the area to guide traffic. Please refrain from parking in the area.

Work Start: May 12, 7 AM
Expected Duration: Several days (no clear timetable)
Approximate Location: NE Terre View Drive and NE Hopkins Court
Details: Crews will be installing fiber at the location above. An eastbound lane shift will on Terre View Drive from Schweitzer Drive to Hopkins Court. Please abide by on-site flaggers and posted signage.

Work Start: May 11, 9 AM
Expected Duration: May 11, 9 AM-1 PM
Approximate Location: 1610 NE Lower Drive
Details: Lower Drive will be closed to through traffic during the time specified above due to the size of a concrete pump truck that will be servicing a project at the residence of 1610 NEW Lower Drive.

Work Start: May 5, 10 AM
Expected Duration: May 5, 2 PM
Approximate Location: 1610 NE Lower Drive
Details: NE Lower Drive will be closed to through traffic due to the presence of a concrete pump truck.

Work Start: May 5, 7 AM
Expected Duration: End of day May 5
Approximate Location: 455 SE Paradise Street
Details: Crews will be repaving the Hotel McCoy parking lot. Traffic will be reduced to one lane near the work site.

Work Start: May 4
Expected Duration: End of day May 4
Approximate Location: 1205 NW Clifford Street
Details: Gas crew will be replacing a valve. The  northwest right of way and sidewalk will be obstructed. Flaggers to direct traffic and pedestrians.
April 2022
Begins April 29, 8AM
Expected duration: April 29, 8 AM-noon
Approximate location: In and around the island walkway located near the SE corner of N Grand Avenue and W Main Street
Details:
Utility crews will be working in the area around the island walkway repairing a gas valve. Work is not expected to affect motor traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be hindered with closed sidewalks. Detour signs will be present.

Work Start: April 25, 7 AM
Expected Duration: Several days (exact timeframe unknown)
Approximate location: Intersection of NE Terre View Drive and Northwood Drive
Details:
Construction crews are working in the area for several days. Flaggers will direct traffic. Expect short delays.

Work Start: April 22
Expected Duration: Several weeks (exact timeframe unknown)
Approximate Location: Near the intersection of SE Dilke Street and SE Ridgeview Street
Details:
Utility crews will be performing work in the area. Flaggers will be on site directing traffic.

Work Start: April 19, 9 AM
Expected duration: April 19, 2 PM
Approximate location: NW Terre View Drive from Canyon View Drive to Marshland Street
Details: 
Crews will be patching pavement in the area. Use Greyhound Way and Canyon View Drive to bypass the closed area. The road will be open during school morning drop-off and re-opened in time for afternoon pick-up.

April 12
Begins: April 12, 7 AM
Expected duration: Several days (exact timeframe unknown)
Approximate location: Area of 805 NE Terre View Drive
Details: 
Construction work will cause a lane shift on a portion of NE Terre View Drive from Schweitzer Drive to Brandi Way. Minimal traffic impact expected.

April 12

Begins: April 12, 8 AM
Expected duration: End of day, April 13
Approximate location: E Main Street near the Brelsford WSU Visitor's Center
Details:
Traffic in the area could be impacted beginning the morning of April 12 as crews will perform repair and diagnostics on street lights in the area. Traffic could be reduced to one lane in each direction.

April 4
Begins: April 4
Expected duration: April 4-8
Approximate location: Northwest Terre View from Rolling Hills Drive to Canyon View Drive
Details: 
Crews will be working on utilities and connections in the area. A detour will be in place if trying to reach Kamiak Elementary from Northwest Greyhound Way and Canyon View Drive.
March 2022
March 30
Begins: March 30, 8AM
Expected completion: By March 30 at noon
Approximate Location: 1170 SE Bishop Boulevard
Details:
Crews will be working in the area of 1170 SE Bishop Boulevard. Blocking of the west right of way is expected. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic.

March 21
Begins: March 21, 9AM
Expected duration: 1 week, or by March 28
Approximate Location: SE Spring Street from SE McKenzie Street to SE South Street.
Details:
Flaggers will be in the area directing traffic while crews conduct repair and other work on nearby utility poles.

Work Start: March 21
Expected duration: Several weeks
Approximate location: A portion of Fairmount Drive from SE Bishop Boulevard to Clearwater Drive
Details:
A portion of Fairmount Drive will be closed off completely. Crews will be working 24 hours in the area until work is complete. The southeast entrance to Wal-Mart near the corner of Fairmount Drive and Clearwater Drive will remain accessible when approaching from the west.

March 21
Begins: March 21, 9 a.m.
Expected duration: Approximately 3 hours
Location: Intersection at North Grand and Terre View Drive
Details:
Work will commence on the traffic controller box and pedestrian buttons. This will require the signal to be shut down from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday. The intersection will be transitioned into a 4-way stop that will also eliminate the left turn lanes. Traffic will still be able to turn left or right at the intersection after they observe standard 4-way stop etiquette.