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Neighborhood meetings to discuss road construction

The city of Spokane is holding three neighborhood meetings tonight through Thursday to give residents an overview of street construction projects scheduled for this year.

The first event will be tonight at West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St., from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The other meetings are on Wednesday at Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E. Queen Ave., and on Thursday at East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Those meetings also will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Forty projects worth about $60 million are planned for the city this construction season with the bulk of the money coming from a 2004 voter-approved bond issue.

Mike Taylor, acting deputy director for engineering, said the bond-financed street work has become its own local economic stimulus.

“We’re getting projects out to our construction companies and putting people to work,” he said in a press release.



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