The Spokane City Council tonight will consider plans to rebuild Monroe Street from Bridge to Sinto avenues.
The $800,000 project calls for reconstructing the crumbling street from curb to curb. The city will request bids for the work later this month.
Work on Monroe will be done in two phases. The section from Bridge to 400 feet north of Mallon will be rebuilt this summer starting in August. The stretch from north of Mallon to Sinto will be rebuilt next year.
Federal dollars for the Lincoln Street bridge project will be used to rebuild Monroe. Once the bridge is in place, Monroe will serve as a one-way street southbound from Sinto while Lincoln will serve as a one-way street northbound.
Also tonight, the council will consider sending a letter of support to state officials researching possible heavy metal contamination in the Spokane River.
A briefing for the council starts at 3:30 p.m. in the lower-level conference room of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.