Stories tagged: roads
Tue., July 2, 2019
Spokane County’s big road-paving bond issue passed by a nearly two-to-one margin.
Sun., June 30, 2019
Spokane County was preparing to vote on a massive $3.25 million bond issue for paving county roads, and the city’s top labor leader announced his wholehearted support.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work
A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway …
Wed., May 8, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Plans announced to build new Episcopal cathedral in honor of soldiers killed in World War I
All Saints Episcopal church announced it would build a new cathedral that would be dedicated to those killed in action during World War I.
Mon., April 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Maple Street Bridge, which opened to traffic on July 1, 1958, is 1,716 feet long, towering 125 feet above the Spokane River, and its road surface is 50 feet …
Fri., March 29, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Beginning July 8, the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be resurfacing and re-striping all National Park Service-managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of Lake …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
Here’s what you should know about snow gates, the plowing tool that lowers berms in front of driveways
The city of Spokane, Spokane County and Coeur d’Alene have all outfitted some of their snow removal equipment with the hydraulic devices that are intended to prevent berms in front …
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Earlier this month, the
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington
The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
On the third day of morning snow, our weather gave to thee: temperatures above freezing, slush on the sidewalks, and a car that drove over a tree.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
The work will be completed this fall to the Lower Crossing neighborhood, which has experienced washouts in recent years on the only road that leads to the small cluster of …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
Car tab fees would be used to pay for paving of dirt road to small, historic neighborhood near Kendall Yards
City officials and neighbors say paving a 900-foot stretch of dirt road is necessary due to the threat of uncontrollable fires and stormwater runoff. But a citizens board tasked with …
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Spokane will bring its total of driveway-clearing gates on its snow removal vehicles to 16 this winter, which won’t completely eliminate driveway berms within city limits but should reduce their …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
A road construction firm that is building one of two sections of the new three-lane North Monroe Corridor is considering closing more blocks of the street in what they hope …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
City engineers said they had a verbal agreement to store dirt removed ahead of construction of a 2-million
Tue., March 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
The lane reduction project, which has sparked some controversy along the 1.1-mile stretch of road leading from Spokane’s downtown to the Garland District, is scheduled to begin work next week. …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
A $9.4 million project to improve safety and congestion at Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads is underway after almost 20 years of planning.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Washington’s roads and bridges need nearly $140 billion in investments, but it’s unclear what Eastern Washington could get out of President Trump’s infrastructure plan.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Developer Harley Douglass is pursuing a different use for 50 acres of undeveloped land off North Indian Trail Road, according to paperwork filed last month with the Washington Court of …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
The Spokane region is due for another round of a wet, white shellacking – just in time for New Year’s weekend.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Residents are asked to move their cars to the odd side of the street to allow snow plows to pass. More snow is expected later this week, with the best …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
The final price tag for the two-year project that repaired utilities and repaved a 10-block stretch of the downtown couplet was lowered after some concern from the City Council they …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
A Spokane City Council proposal would double the number of traffic cameras to catch school-zone speeders.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Spokane budget adds police, upgrades alleys and maintains homeless funding amid Public Works concerns
Lawmakers unanimously approved a spending plan bolstered by healthy sales and real estate tax receipts, but not before ushering through a series of amendments aimed at reversing some of the …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Western Washington has been hit with the season’s first widespread flooding just as travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
A unanimous City Council on Monday delayed a vote on next year’s spending plan three weeks to get more information about the proposed movement to City Hall of six city …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Though the winter snow season has already begun, Spokane will still clear the streets of fallen leaves. The work began Monday and will continue through the middle of November. This …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
A proposal brought forward by City Councilman Mike Fagan to keep Monroe Street a four-lane road was tabled Monday to determine what ramifications such a change would have on funding …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
The Spokane City Council gave its preliminary approval of a plan to reconfigure a four-block stretch of Main Avenue to include a dedicated bike lane and larger sidewalks. The city …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Federal grant money will be used to repave roads that were initially rebuilt 10-15 years ago, city officials said Monday. The announcement comes as the city wraps up work on …