PULLMAN, Wash. — On Monday, March 20, the City of Pullman begins a $3
million project to reconstruct Airport Road from the Moscow-Pullman Highway
to the O’Boyd Road along the Washington State University campus’ east side.
The project also includes road reconstruction on Terre View Drive from Airport
Road to Northwood Drive.
Airport Road is expected to be closed to all but local traffic from Grimes Way
to the Moscow/Pullman Regional Airport terminal starting March 27 until just
before WSU’s May 6 Commencement. Also, Airport Road then will be closed
to all but local traffic from the Moscow-Pullman Highway to the airport terminal
from May 15-Aug. 15.
Local traffic is defined as students, faculty and staff who have classes or
business at facilities adjacent to the construction area along Airport Road, said
Gary Wells, WSU Facilities Operations. Individuals who must drive through
the construction area should allow extra time for possible delays.
Those going to the airport terminal will have a seven-mile detour out of
Pullman on SR270 to the Airport Road entrance near Moscow.
“If you are going to the airport from Pullman, you should give yourself more
time,” Pullman Mayor Mitch Chandler stressed.
The Terre View portion of the ring road around Pullman’s north side is
scheduled for May-July 2001. Funding for the full project is from federal, state
and county highway funds, and local gas tax revenue. WSU gave rights of
way for the project.