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In brief: Red light camera fines used for traffic calming projects

NORTH SPOKANE – Proceeds from red light camera tickets are paying for a traffic circle at Lyons Avenue and Cincinnati Street.

The project is one of 15 traffic calming projects scheduled through the end of 2015, said Julie Happy, director of communications for the city’s engineering department. Three other traffic circles will be completed before the end of this year: at Montgomery Avenue and Cedar Street, at Montgomery and Madison Street and a pedestrian island at Maxwell Avenue and Elm Street.

Total cost for the 15 projects is expected to be $602,702.

Two of the new traffic circles will include an area for neighborhood planting strips. The circle at Lyons and Cincinnati, construction of which began last week, has a manhole in the intersection. This will be a concrete circle. It should take one to two weeks to complete, depending on the weather, and once this project is finished, the city will move on to the intersection at Montgomery and Cedar.

Cameron-Reilly is completing work on the traffic calming projects.

Volunteers needed to plant trees

NORTH SPOKANE – The city is seeking volunteers to help plant trees around Loma Vista Park on Saturday.

The project will help improve stormwater mitigation and improve the diversity of the urban forest. The city is using funds from the U.S. Forest Service and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the park, 5804 N. Alberta St. Contact Melissa Burtt at mburtt@spokanecity.org or (509) 363-5495 to get involved.

Friends of Manito calendar on sale

SOUTH HILL – The Friends of Manito 2015 Calendar is available for sale.

The calendar is $15 and features pictures of the park. It’s available at the Friends of Manito office, 4 W. 21st Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It’s also for sale at the Rosauers stores on 14th Avenue and 29th Avenue, and at Northwest Seed and Pet.

For more information, visit thefriendsofmanito.org or call (509) 456-8038.


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