SR 290 Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project

Spokane, WA: New bridge taking Barker Rd over the BNSF Railway, and interchange with SR 290

Project Details

The Barker Road/BNSF grade separation project will improve safety by replacing the existing at-grade BNSF Railway crossing on Barker Road with an overpass and constructing a roundabout at the Barker Road/Trent Avenue intersection. The grade of Barker Road will be raised as part of the project, and a new 3-span prestressed concrete girder bridge built over the railroad tracks. The new roundabout is being constructed offset from the existing alignment and will create a new interchange for SR 290 with Barker and Wellesley roads. In raising Barker Road, Kuney will be constructing six cast-in-place cantilevered retaining walls totaling nearly 700' in length.

This transportation project will not only improve safety for the region by eliminating an at-grade railroad crossing, it will also enhance the region's ability to develop industrial property in the area.

Project specs

  • Location: Spokane County, Washington
  • Owner: Washington State Department of Transportation in partnership with the City of Spokane Valley
  • Timeframe: Spring, 2021 through Fall, 2022
  • Size: $11.6 Million
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