Stories tagged: Interstate 90
Sun., Jan. 6, 2013
Interstate 90 a major route for traffickers heading east
The buds are potent and fresh, packed gingerly in heat-sealed bags to preserve their form and flavor – and throw off the drug dogs. These aren’t the dense bricks of …
Fri., Jan. 4, 2013
Homeless campers getting the boot
As many as 50 people living under the Interstate 90 viaduct in downtown Spokane will have to find somewhere else to sleep. Spokane officials announced Thursday that they will enforce …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012
Driver in deadly I-90 incident charged
A Hayden man charged with killing a man who had stopped to assist another motorist on Interstate 90 west of Spokane was ordered Monday to remain in the Spokane County …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Rollover crashes injure three near Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE – Washington State Patrol troopers responded to two rollover wrecks on the same stretch of Interstate 90 near Moses Lake within two miles and six minutes of each …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2012
Contractor proposes replacing I-90’s snow shed with bridges
The familiar snow shed on Interstate 90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass is going to be consigned to history. The Washington State Department of Transportation is considering a proposal to …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012
Former railroad span now links office park, Centennial Trail
Bill Kessler, of Spokane, has a new shortcut to get to the Centennial Trail. Kessler, who travels on foot, was heading to a ballgame Friday at Mission Park when he …
Mon., Sept. 17, 2012
Getting There: Groups will study transit growth
A series of transit advisory groups will convene starting Wednesday to plan for future improvements on four major corridors in the Spokane region. The routes are: downtown to Liberty Lake …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012
Getting There: Sacred Heart beset by water pipe upgrade
Construction to upgrade the maze of underground water pipes near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is limiting traffic access there for at least another month. Parts of three streets in …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012
Getting There: Testing for motorcycle endorsement gets tougher
Shaun Albritton stood on the warm asphalt at Westside Motorsports waiting for instruction. Albritton, of Spokane, is taking up motorcycle riding and wants to learn the right way.
Mon., Aug. 20, 2012
Kittitas fire may be sign of future
SEATTLE – Even before the evacuations, before the trees went up in bursts of red and orange, before lightning-fast flames flashed through dry grasses and reduced 63 homes and buildings …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Taylor Bridge fire 25 percent contained
Interstate 90 remained open Wednesday as crews battled the Taylor Bridge fire near Cle Elum, Wash., but sections of other roads were closed. “It will remain open right now,” Megan …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2012, 11:38 a.m.
Nearby fire has not closed I-90
Interstate 90 remained open Wednesday as fire fighters battled the Taylor Bridge fire in Central Washington. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation said that’s expected to continue unless …
Mon., July 30, 2012
Getting There: Grant will help airport cut planes’ emissions
Spokane International Airport is getting green on the tarmac. The airport is undertaking a $2.8 million project to reduce exhaust emissions from aircraft and ground-based generators.
Sun., July 29, 2012
I-90 interchange awaited near state line
A new interchange scheduled to open this year on Interstate 90 near the Idaho-Washington border could revive commercial development around Cabela’s starting next year. The outdoor recreation megastore has been …
Sun., July 15, 2012
Flash flood halts traffic on I-90
A sudden downpour of rain and hail caused flash flooding in parts of east Spokane and Spokane Valley and brought traffic to a standstill on Interstate 90 on Saturday afternoon. …
Mon., July 2, 2012
Getting There: City Perk leaving STA Plaza after 11 years
City Perk at the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza downtown is moving on. Owner Al Palm said he can’t afford the rent and is looking for another location in the downtown …
Mon., June 18, 2012
Getting There: Railroad bed will be used as trail in Valley
Spokane County commissioners have paved the way for a new multiple-use trail on former railroad property east of Appleway Boulevard in Spokane Valley. The commissioners last week approved a resolution …
Mon., June 11, 2012
Getting There: Northern corridor segment to open
The sweeping bridges over U.S. Highway 395 north of Wandermere will come to life with traffic on Wednesday with the opening of the northernmost segment of the North Spokane Corridor. …
Sun., May 27, 2012, 3:01 p.m.
Moose head smashes through Cadillac driven by boy, 14
A 14-year-old motorist crashed into a moose on Interstate 90 in Shoshone County, Idaho, on Saturday, sending the animal’s head into the vehicle.
Mon., May 21, 2012
Getting There: Work on second corridor circle begins
Construction crews are launching yet another step in the multistage construction of the North Spokane Corridor. Work will start today on a second roundabout on North Freya Street to handle …
Tue., May 15, 2012, 7:05 a.m.
Collision reported on I-90 westbound near state line
Traffic is moving slowly on Interstate 90 westbound near the state following a collision around 7 a.m.
Mon., April 23, 2012
Getting There: STA seeks U.S. funds to study Division line
Bus No. 25 on Division and Ruby streets carries a million passengers a year. It is among the top-performing lines for Spokane Transit Authority, with average daily loads of 3,400 …
Mon., April 16, 2012
Getting There: I-90 repair work scheduled to resume soon
The freeway repair project that brought repeated backups on Interstate 90 in Spokane last year is about to resume, but transportation officials are promising fewer backups and fewer delays this …
Mon., April 9, 2012
Getting There: Evergreen to undergo major work in summer
Evergreen Road in south Spokane Valley is going to see major improvements this summer with installation of a new water line and reconstruction of the roadway. People who live along …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, 9:33 p.m.
Westbound Interstate 90 blocked at Stateline
Westbound Interstate 90 is completely blocked at Stateline because of an injury crash, according to Idaho State Police.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2012
West Plains Interstate 90 ramps under study
Industrial growth along Interstate 90 southwest of Spokane is leading transportation engineers to take a serious look at interchange improvements at the Geiger Road and Medical Lake exits. The arrival …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2012, 11:50 a.m.
Eastbound I-90 closed near Cle Elum
Interstate 90 near Cle Elum was closed this morning so that wreckers could clear an accident involving a semi truck carrying jet fuel.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2012, 12:21 p.m.
Spokane police detective injured in I-90 crash
A Spokane police major crimes detective was injured in a freeway crash today when a suspected drunken driver struck his patrol car.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2011
Then & Now: Interstate 90 transformed a region
The interstate highway is something baby boomers and younger people take for granted. And though President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to fund an interstate highway system June 29, 1956, …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2011
Getting There: Plow drivers want to keep rescuing slide-offs
Spokane County road crew workers want to keep pulling stranded motorists from snowy ditches despite fears by the county’s risk manager that the practice puts the county in jeopardy for …