Resurfacing work on Broadway Avenue, just west of the Interstate 90 interchange, is on schedule and should be complete by the end of May.
Al Gilson, spokesman for the Washington State Department of Transportation, said access to Interstate 90 will remain open during the project. Drivers should, however, be on the lookout for flag crews directing traffic. The crews are there to make sure workers can maneuver equipment safely around the area.
One of those machines caused a bit of a stink Monday, when equipment malfunctioned and caused excessive smoking. The column of smoke generated at least one complaint to the Spokane County Air Pollution Authority, and it was forwarded to the state Department of Ecology.
The machine was reportedly removed from the work site.
Asphalt on that stretch of Broadway became worn and rutted due to the heavy flow of large commercial trucks stopping at a nearby truckstop and repair facility.
The resurfacing work began earlier this month.
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