Closures to affect traffic on Bishop Boulevard this week

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

Paving work on parts of Bishop Boulevard will result in detours and bus reroutes all-day Monday through Wednesday.

The paving work, part of the Bishop Boulevard Bridges Deck Resurfacing Project, will close the Paradise Creek Bridge near the Quality Inn and the South Fork Palouse River Bridge near the Professional Mall, according to a Pullman Public Works news release.

Only one closure will be in effect at any given time for the duration of the project, according to the news release. Detours are expected to take between 15 and 20 minutes and Pullman Public Works recommends finding an alternate route.

The Paradise Creek Bridge is expected to be closed first, starting as early as 4 a.m. Monday. Workers should shift to the other bridge Tuesday morning with work expected to be completed Thursday morning, according to the release.

Businesses should remain accessible by at least one driveway during the construction and roads connected to Bishop in the area of the closure will remain open, according to the release.

Large vehicles are recommended to avoid the area and use South Grand Avenue or Main Street as an alternate route, according to the release.

Pullman Transit’s Silver and Loop Routes will see the stops along Bishop close during the project, with detour information available on the Pullman Transit website.