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Monroe Street Bridge will reopen for Friday commute

The Monroe Street Bridge will open at 5 a.m. on Friday for the morning commute, three days ahead of schedule, according to a news release from the city.

Sidewalks and traffic in both directions were closed on the north-south span that feeds into downtown Spokane on June 3. Road crews installed manholes and rerouted stormwater drainage pipes to an underground storage facility designed to capture runoff from the nearby Kendall Yards development. Workers also repaired signals and lighting on the bridge and patched the roadway.

Spokane’s Business and Development Services Director, Jan Quintrall, thanked motorists, pedestrians and businesses for their cooperation during the 11-day closure.

“We appreciate the patience during construction and are pleased to be able to reopen the Monroe Street Bridge ahead of schedule,” Quintrall said in a statement.