Stories tagged: road construction
Mon., Feb. 21, 2011
Getting There: Info campaign to precede major road repairs
With the prospect of traffic tie-ups from construction on Interstate 90 this spring and summer, local officials are making plans for a public information campaign to help motorists negotiate Spokane-area …
Mon., Jan. 31, 2011
Open houses to address projects planned for Grand, Mission
The seventh year of Spokane’s street reconstruction program is kicking off this week with the first of two open houses on work planned for the year. Residents living near Grand …
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Grants pave way for construction
Part of Farwell Road will be rebuilt with one of four road grants Spokane County commissioners accepted Tuesday – if another, larger grant is approved as officials hope. The section …
Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, 11:06 a.m.
Detour due tonight on U.S. 2 in Mead
Southbound traffic on U.S. Highway 2 near Mead will be diverted onto a detour route tonight so that a striping crew can installed recessed pavement markers.
Mon., Nov. 15, 2010
Getting There: Drowsy driving a growing problem
More than four out of 10 drivers admitted to having fallen asleep behind the wheel at least once, according to a newly released study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic …
Tue., Nov. 9, 2010
Paving closes Maple, Walnut downtown to vehicles today
Maple and Walnut streets at Second Avenue in downtown Spokane will be closed today so that construction crews can continue paving the rebuilt street, weather permitting.
Mon., Nov. 8, 2010
Getting There: Funds give new life to aging bridges
Three Spokane County bridges will be replaced in coming years under a federal program to upgrade bridges around the country. The largest project, at $19 million, is the western structure …
Thu., Nov. 4, 2010
Paving crews racing to beat the freeze
Dozens of workers were hurrying on Wednesday to lay rock, fix utilities and prepare West Second Avenue for its finishing layers of asphalt pavement in coming days. A $3.3 million …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010
Front Porch: Roadwork leaves time for meditation
I’ve been seeing red a lot, lately. No, I haven’t been angry. I’m talking about traffic lights. There are 252 traffic lights in the city, and I believe I’ve been …
Wed., Sept. 29, 2010, 2:28 p.m.
Wellesley reopens at Division ahead of schedule
Wellesley Avenue at Division Street was reopened to traffic this afternoon after construction of a new concrete intersection resulted in a closure of east-west traffic in recent weeks.
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010
Monroe and Lincoln closed at Second Avenue
Congestion in downtown Spokane is likely to get a little worse today and Thursday with the closure of major intersections for paving work on West Second Avenue. Monroe and Lincoln …
Tue., Sept. 14, 2010
State to add lanes to I-90 from Sullivan to Barker
The state Department of Transportation announced on Monday that it plans to add a third lane to Interstate 90 in each direction from Sullivan Road to Barker Road, with the …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010
Vestal: Smooth streets well worth turmoil of construction
What does it say about driving in Spokane that cruising on the new Lincoln Street on the South Hill is such a ridiculous pleasure? No bouncing, no jouncing, no squeaking …
Mon., Aug. 16, 2010
Getting There: Lincoln Street redesigned with pond in mind
A newly rebuilt section of Lincoln Street on Spokane’s South Hill contains an innovative system for gathering and reusing storm water in Cannon Hill Park. Mayor Mary Verner led a …
Tue., July 27, 2010
Blasting will close stretch of I-90
Interstate 90 on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass will be closed for an hour at 8 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday.
Mon., July 26, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass to close for an hour at night
Interstate 90 on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass is going to be closed for an hour each night at 8 p.m. starting today through Thursday.
Mon., July 26, 2010
Construction work closes Hayford stretch
A portion of Hayford Road, a major link between Interstate 90 and Airway Heights, will be closed to traffic starting today through early October. A sewer line is being installed, …
Tue., July 20, 2010
Crews repaving highway at night
Nighttime drivers going through Sandpoint will encounter street paving tonight through Thursday night. The Idaho Transportation Department and contract crews are installing asphalt patches on the U.S. Highway 95 route …
Mon., July 19, 2010, 10:17 a.m.
Sandpoint highway construction to affect nighttime drivers
Nighttime drivers going through Sandpoint will encounter street paving Tuesday night through Thursday night.
Mon., June 14, 2010
Delays now on I-90 near Snoqualmie, more lanes later
Starting tonight, blasting work for a major expansion of Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass will close the freeway in both directions for up to an hour at least twice a …
Sat., May 15, 2010
Council gets earful on roads
The Spokane Valley City Council was swamped with public testimony Tuesday night, with more than a dozen speakers talking for more than an hour. Most were commenting on the planned …
Mon., April 26, 2010
Stimulus slows Idaho travel
Construction work on Interstate 90 through Post Falls begins today and could cause traffic delays until work is completed in mid-June. Workers will be repairing freeway bridges over the Spokane …
Thu., April 15, 2010
Spokane Valley crews upgrade rutted roads
Drivers in Spokane Valley have probably experienced some delays in the area of Broadway Avenue and Sullivan Road, one of the busiest intersections in the area. “The first day is …
Sat., April 3, 2010
Jim Kershner: Lincoln roadwork reveals link to the past
You might be surprised by what you find when you scrape Spokane’s surface. Earlier this week, construction crews scraped the asphalt from Lincoln Street – as part of the enormous …
Sat., March 27, 2010
Detour of the Valley
Spring break may be just arriving, but it’s not too soon to starting thinking about road construction, detours and closures. The city of Spokane Valley will start its first project, …
Mon., Oct. 12, 2009
Sprague gets finishing touches
A large project to fix Sprague Avenue’s aging pavement through Spokane Valley is wrapping up with striping of the newly smoothed lanes. Workers from a Spokane company pushed an extruder …
Mon., May 18, 2009
Rut repair on I-90 begins today
The rutted pavement on Interstate 90 through east Spokane is getting fixed starting tonight. The Washington state Department of Transportation doesn’t believe the work will cause major inconvenience to drivers.
Wed., May 13, 2009
Road work revving up
Road construction in the Spokane area is still ramping up for the season, but drivers and business owners are already frustrated by delays and detours. The state will up the …
Mon., May 4, 2009
Work on Argonne Road in Millwood to slow traffic
Motorists will find slow going through Millwood starting tonight with the reconstruction of Argonne Road that will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction until early August. Red Diamond …
Mon., April 13, 2009
Five Mile plans include wider roadway, bike lanes
One of the biggest traffic complaints on Spokane’s North Side is finally being resolved. City and county officials recently announced they will move ahead with reconstruction and widening of Five …