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Roads opening up today

Good news for Spokane Valley drivers: 32nd Avenue between Avalon and Best is scheduled to reopen today. Evergreen Road between 16th and 24th Avenues is also set to reopen by the end of the day today, but the remainder of Evergreen from 24th to 32nd is expected to remain closed until Thursday. I'm sure completion of the project will also come as a relief to residents who live along the route.

Today’s highlights

Betsy Blake, Cathy Lobe, center, and Jan Stripes, rear, work on producing homemade placemats for Meals on Wheels at Lobe’s home in northwest Spokane on Feb. 1. SR photo/Dan Pelle

At the top of today's Valley Voice is news that residents along south Evergreen will have their street fully repaved this summer after a new water line is installed underneath it. This week the Spokane Valley City Council approved using city money to repave the road.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a report on the Liberty Lake City Council meeting, where council members voted to not change their attendance policy. It was the topic of some discussion last year after a couple of council members had accumulated several absences.

Rainey Coffin has a story on a group of retired home economists who make placemats for the local Meals on Wheels organization. Longtime correspondent and Master Gardener Pat Munts wrote a story on a Spokane Valley couple who are making every effort to make sure a hummingbird survives the winter.

City Council meeting tonight

Tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting doesn't look terribly busy, but there are some interesting items on the agenda for discussion. There will be a presentation on Spokane River trails and improvements as well as discussions on a proposed street preservation project on Evergreen from 16th to 32nd and on 32nd from Evergreen to Best Road. The council will also discuss whether or not to add several capital projects to the 2012 budget. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague.

Overturned car near Evergreen exit

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews are responding to reports of a car on its top in a grassy area next to I-90 at the westbound Evergreen exit.

1:37 p.m. update: I can't see very much on the DOT traffic camera feed, but crews are on the scene.

3:10 p.m. update: The driver in that crash has been arrested for driving under the influence and may also be charged with vehicular assault, according to a press release from the Washington State Patrol. The passenger was injured and taken to the hospital.

Friday update: The WSP is now saying that both people were out of the car when emergency crews arrived and they are not sure which of the two is the driver. The charge of DUI is still up in the air.

Road work still going on

I realized there is still a lot of road work going on even though it's nearly October when I stumbled across a closed lane on Sprague Ave. at McDonald Road this morning. A check of this week's traffic update from the city of Spokane Valley shows a lot going on.

Work on Broadway is happening this week between Pines Road and University Road. There will be traffic lane and sidewalk closures during the week, so be prepared for delays if you drive this route. The intersection of 11th and Herald road will be closed until 5:30 p.m. today for storm water work. Detours will be in place and the intersection should reopen tomorrow. Evergreen Road between 16h and 24th will be completely closed Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers are asked to use McDonald Road instead. And of course crews are still hard at work on the I-90 widening project east of Sullivan.

Remember to watch for work crews and keep your speed down when going through work zones.

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