The city of Spokane Valley has announced that it plans to have the southbound Sullivan Bridge fully open by Friday (weather permitting). The failing bridge has been closed for several weeks for temporary repairs that should allow the city to remove weight restrictions imposed on southbound traffic last year.
Beginning Tuesday the city will route one lane of northbound traffic on the east bridge and one lane of southbound traffic on the recently repaired bridge. Crews will be pouring concrete traffic islands and replacing barriers. If the bridge opens Friday as scheduled it will be one week sooner than originally anticipated.