Stories tagged: North Spokane corridor
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.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 3 a.m.
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
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
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.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
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.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
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 …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016
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.
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
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 …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015
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 …
Thu., July 16, 2015
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 …
Sun., July 12, 2015
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., …
Thu., May 28, 2015
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 …
Thu., May 21, 2015
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 …
Tue., April 14, 2015
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 …
Fri., April 10, 2015
$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 …
Fri., March 27, 2015
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 …
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
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. …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
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 …
Sun., July 13, 2014
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 …
Thu., June 12, 2014
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 …
Thu., March 13, 2014
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 …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
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 …
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
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 …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014
North Spokane Corridor prospects bleak, legislators say
OLYMPIA – Don’t get your hopes up for new money to finish the north-south freeway, a group of business, civic and political leaders from Spokane was told Wednesday. The chances …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
Future Spokane County transportation plans ambitious, underfunded
Spokane County’s regional transportation system can expect $10.9 billion in funding through 2040. But that won’t be enough to pay for all the region’s transportation needs, according to a newly …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Senate plan would boost North Spokane Corridor funding, gas tax
OLYMPIA – Senate negotiators will begin the push today for a package of road projects that could complete the North Spokane Corridor and raise gasoline taxes by 11.5 cents over …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Gov. Jay Inslee pushes transportation plan
Gov. Jay Inslee toured Spokane on Wednesday, urging state lawmakers to craft a new transportation bill that would include money for the North Spokane Corridor. “I think we ought to …
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 2:09 p.m.
Inslee calls for action on transportation bill
Gov. Jay Inslee toured Spokane on Wednesday, urging lawmakers to write a new transportation bill that would include money for the North Spokane Corridor.
Mon., Sept. 30, 2013
Washington Senate tour lets public share transportation priorities
Completing the North Spokane Corridor from Francis Avenue to Interstate 90 remains a top priority for local elected leaders seeking state funding for the project. On Wednesday, two state senators …