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Road construction and traffic updates

Remember: Parking meters don’t have to plugged on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day and garbage pickup will be a day late all week following the Memorial Day holiday.

And now on to traffic:

The Freya Street Bridge project is completed and open to traffic. The $7 million project was funded by Bridge Replacement Money, the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, and the City of Spokane.

Decatur Avenue from Freya to Julia Streets is on track to be completed before Memorial Day.
Until completed, the streets remain closed to thru traffic with local access only. The project is to pave and install curbs and sidewalks of Decatur Avenue from Freya to Julia streets; and Julia Street from Dalke to Francis avenues. The $540,000 project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and Local Improvement District (LID).

The Havana Street overpass project, which consists of constructing an overpass over the railroad viaduct on Havana Street north of Broadway Avenue, is progressing. the bridge will have four traffic lanes; the outside traffic lane will be a shared bike lane. Sidewalks will be added on each side. Traffic is detoured to Fancher Road. The $7.9 million project is funded by the Washington State Freight Mobility Board, State Transportation Improvement Board, federal sources, Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad, STA, and the City of Spokane.

The project to rehabilitate Lincoln Street from 29th to 17th avenues and install curb extensions with storm gardens that will drain the treated water into Cannon Hill Park pond, is progressing. The street is closed to motorists. Traffic is detoured at 14th Ave. to Cedar Street/High Drive or Bernard Street onto 29th Ave. The $1.7 million project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and Wastewater Department.

Street sweeping will be done between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Residents are asked to move their vehicles from the street during sweeping. The complete city-wide schedule is available at and will be updated weekly until the sweeping is complete in July. The City’s street maintenance hotline at (509) 456-2666 also gives full updates. In the coming week, these areas will be swept:

Third Avenue to Hartson Avenue and Scott Street to Havana Street.

Fancher Way to Hatch Road and Second Avenue to Trent Avenue/Parkwater Ave.

Regal Street to Custer Street and 48th Avenue to 29th Avenue

Source: City of Spokane Engineering Services Department, (509) 625-6318



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Welcome to the South Perry neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last four years I’ve lived on South Perry Street.

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