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In brief: Work on traffic cameras, signals to close parts of Sprague, Sullivan

Sat., April 6, 2013, midnight

SPOKANE VALLEY – There will be lane closures on Sullivan Road and Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley beginning Tuesday as the city installs traffic management cameras and links traffic signals for better traffic control.

The new cameras are not red-light cameras but will show traffic conditions. Drivers will be able to view the camera feeds online through the Spokane Regional Transportation Management Center at

There will be westbound curb lane closures on Sprague between Evergreen Road and Sullivan Road and northbound curb lane closures on Sullivan Road between Sprague and Interstate 90. The road work will be done between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Access to businesses will be available.

The city received a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant to fund 86.5 percent of the project, which is estimated to cost $202,000.

Fire District 8 invites community to strategic plan meetings

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County Fire District 8, which stretches across the southern borders of Spokane and Spokane Valley, will host community meetings this week to get input on its strategic plan.

The district has four stations and a mix of paid and volunteer firefighters to serve 110 square miles.

Residents can attend one of four scheduled meetings. They will start at 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Station 81, 6117 S. Palouse Highway, and at 1 and 7 p.m. on Thursday at Station 85, 3324 S. Linke Road. Residents are asked to RSVP by calling (509) 926-6699.


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