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Stories tagged: North Spokane corridor


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:51 a.m.

State of the County: West Plains growth focus of county’s economic efforts, Kuney says

Teamwork is helping Spokane County make great strides with criminal justice reform and economic development, Commissioner Mary Kuney said in her first State of the County address Friday.


Public can weigh in on North Spokane Corridor ‘placemaking’

The Washington State Department of Transportation has some ideas on dressing up the North Spokane Corridor. And it wants to hear from as many people as possible about the “placemaking” …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

PIRG calls North Spokane Corridor a ‘boondoggle’

Spokane’s north-south freeway is one of nine highway projects featured in “Highway Boondoggles 4,” a report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group issued in June.


North Spokane Corridor a harsh reality for homeowners, businesses still in its path

Since construction began in 2001, 606 pieces of property have been purchased by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and 533 buildings demolished. Much of that destruction has been in …


Officials ponder protections for ponderosa pines, Spokane’s official tree

Rapid development throughout Spokane County is galvanizing advocates of ponderosa pines. They want to find ways to preserve and replant urban forests as the region grows.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:41 p.m.

Getting There: Margaret Hurley forced state to take alternate route for north Spokane freeway

The late Margaret Hurley’s opposition to urban freeways was legendary.


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Washington transportation budget has $127 million for Spokane projects

The state will spend more than $8 billion in the next two years on roads, bridges and mass transit projects with about $127 million of it coming to Spokane County.


Getting There: North Spokane freeway work resumes

Work on the north Spokane freeway resumes on Monday along with a handful of other major projects in the region


Court rejects payment to business in future path of North-South Freeway; attorney Bob Dunn plans appeal

Tapio Center loses appeal seeking early payment for freeway construction.


Doug Clark: Hillyard residents, use oil slick to your advantage

Doug Clark: Just when it looked like the long-awaited north/south freeway would actually be finished, the Hillyard Doom Plume surfaces.


Contaminated site could send North Spokane Corridor soaring over Hillyard

The North Spokane Corridor freeway has hit a roadblock in Hillyard where historic rail operations left a spill of bunker-C oil floating on the aquifer 170 feet underground.


Inslee takes a Spokane bus ride to celebrate transit funding

Gov. Jay Inslee took the bus to his afternoon appearance in Spokane, and shared with his fellow riders how pleased he is that lawmakers approved an $11 billion transportation funding …


North Spokane Corridor plans getting a fresh look

With full funding now available for completing the North Spokane Corridor, engineers are back at the drawing board refining their plans that will bring major changes to neighborhoods in east …


Getting There: State to build roundabout at Freya and Wellesley

A new roundabout is going to be build this year at Freya Street and Wellesley Avenue.


Yard work: Spokane hopes to turn long-neglected area into industrial hub

Randy Hastings’ drive to work takes him to the east side of Spokane, over the dirt roads of Hillyard to the forgotten part of town where he’s kept his business …


Paving will give East Central direct road to Spokane core

When it comes to building highways in Spokane, no neighborhood has borne more pavement than East Central. More than 1,000 houses in Spokane were leveled to make way for the …


Transportation package goes into effect

A package of transportation bills that includes an 11.9 cent gasoline tax increase and about $16 billion worth of projects around the state became law Wednesday. The first 7 cents …


Landowners face uncertainty as north-south freeway gets boost in funding

Stacey Jordan has been waiting two decades for an answer to when the state will take the property that holds his family-owned business. Industrial Welding, at 1203 N. Greene St., …


Transportation compromise bill passes House, heads to Senate

OLYMPIA – The Washington state House of Representatives passed a $5.1 billion transportation budget Wednesday, sending the compromise spending plan to the Senate, which could pass it before the first …


Federal official tours North Spokane Corridor

The Federal Highway Administration’s top official lobbied for passage of a $478 billion transportation bill while touring Spokane’s unfinished North Spokane Corridor on Wednesday. Gregory Nadeau, acting administrator of the …


Gas tax hike closer

OLYMPIA – Transportation projects in the city of Spokane would get more money, but projects in Spokane Valley would get less, in the Washington Legislature’s second proposal to raise the …


$7.7 billion Washington transportation budget gets House OK

OLYMPIA – The House approved a transportation budget Thursday that includes money to repave nearly 2,100 miles of state highway, repair up to 50 structurally deficient bridges and continue work …


House Transportation Committee urged to raise gas tax, vehicle fees during hearing

OLYMPIA – A steady stream of business leaders and local government officials urged a House panel to raise the gasoline tax and several other vehicle fees and spend the projected …


Study pushes benefit of $7 billion in road projects

OLYMPIA – Washington would get a major economic boost by finishing the North Spokane Corridor and some other major road projects worth $7 billion, a state business group said Tuesday. …


Shea, Arritola fight for 4th District

There was a moment in last week’s sole debate between state Rep. Matt Shea and his challenger, Josh Arritola, that summed up the race between the two Republicans. Arritola dispensed …


Plan for North Spokane Corridor, I-90 ramps worry East Central leaders

The current design for connecting the long-elusive North Spokane Corridor to Interstate 90 has some local leaders worried that traffic congestion would grow worse in east Spokane neighborhoods. The Spokane …


Judge dismisses Tapio lawsuit against WSDOT

Owners of a prominent business center say the long delay in finishing the North Spokane Corridor has cost them millions. But the claim made in a lawsuit by the owners …


Washington transportation package dies in Legislature

OLYMPIA – Washington drivers won’t see gasoline taxes rise 11.5 cents over the next three year. But they also might not see the Legislature come up with the money to …


Senate proposal raises gas tax

OLYMPIA – The coalition controlling the Washington Senate released a $12 billion transportation package that would raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents a gallon over three years and finish several …


Spin Control: Spokane community leaders take pilgrimage to Olympia

OLYMPIA – A delegation of more than 80 Spokane-area folks arrived here last week with their annual “agenda” – some might call it a wish list – of things the …