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

Resurfacing of Merman Drive and Westwood Drive

The City of Pullman has contracted with Motley-Motley, Inc. of Pullman to resurface the following street segments:

Work is scheduled to begin on 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.
Traffic Signal Pole at Intersection of Main Street and Kamiaken Street
The traffic signal pole at the NE corner of the intersection of Main St. (SR 270) and Kamiaken St. was damaged beyond repair in a hit and run motor vehicle accident on the night of June 5. As a result, the signal is not functional.

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.

Non-City Projects (for reference only)

June 2023
Work Start: 6/6
Expected Completion: 6/6 end of day
Details:  Flaggers to provide traffic control for southbound lane shift; sidewalk closed. Work to be performed by Ziply Fiber.
May 2023
Work Start: 5/31
Expected Completion: 5/31, end of day
Approximate Location: Roundabout at the intersection of SR 27, Whelan Rd., and Pullman Albion Rd.
Details:  Flaggers to provide traffic control; some delays are anticipated. The work will be performed by DEBCO, Inc. and Colvico, Inc.
March 2023
Work Schedule: March 27-30, work starts 8 a.m. all days
Approximate Location: SR 27 from US 195 to Albion Road (see map)
Details: WSDOT will be performing crack sealing at the location specified over the course of four days. The best estimate for the work schedule is as follows.

#1 - 3/27: Fairmount Drive moving south to US 195
#2 - 3/28: Bishop to Crestview
#3 - 3/29: Crestview to Center
#4 - 3/30: Just north of Stadium Way to Albion Road

Work is expected to start at 8 a.m. If you intend to use Grand, please plan your trip accordingly and give yourself more time to reach your destination.

This schedule is a best guess and could change. Crews will do everything possible to mitigate traffic impacts while they work.
February 2023
Work Start: 2/23
Expected Completion: 2/23, end of day
Approximate Location: Southwest corner of NW Windus Street and NW Bryant St
Details: Crews will be in the area repairing a small leak on a gas fitting and valve.

Work Start: 2/22

Expected Completion: 2/23, end of day
Approximate location: 1200 NW Nye Street
Details: Avista crews will be installing a new pole and transformer in the work area. Nye Street's northbound lane will be blocked with flaggers and signage in place to direct traffic.

Work Start: 2/20

Expected Completion: 2/20, end of day
Approximate location: S Grand Avenue from Harms Road to Golden Hills Drive
Details: Tree trimming work will begin along Grand Ave. at the location above. Grand will be reduced to a single lane with flagger-controlled traffic. The work could last multiple days.
January 2023
Nothing to report.
December 2022
Nothing to report.
November 2022
Updated November 9, 2022

Work Start: 11/9, afternoon
Expected Completion: 11/9, end of day
Approximate location: NE Terre View Drive from Eastgate Boulevard to Cougar's Closet
Details: Poe Asphalt Paving, Inc., will be patching at least three problem areas at the work location. A lane shift will stay in effect throughout he project, which should minimize traffic impacts. Flaggers will be in the area to help Poe transport their equipment to the problem sites, which could cause minor delays.
October 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