Stories tagged: roads
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 …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
The last piece of the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine has been lifted from its disassembly pit beneath Seattle.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Full city plows would occur when an inch or two of snow is on the ground, compared to the six that was required under old plans. The plowing would be …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
A Main route through downtown: Spokane ponders dedicated bike lane, more pedestrian friendly link to University District
City Council President Ben Stuckart says Spokane should start acting now to re-imagine a four block stretch of Main Avenue in order to promote business growth by getting more people …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Dwight Bailey, a retired investigator for the Washington State Gambling Commission, got a rejection letter like many other Spokane drivers this spring. He convinced a small claims court judge the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Before the 1960s, Stevens Street only went up the South Hill to Seventh Avenue, blocked by the cliff above and the expansive estate of Daniel Corbin, which was purchased by …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit eastern Idaho for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, and that could have a significant impact on the state’s highway system.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
President Donald Trump ended a week dedicated to modernizing U.S. highways, railways and rivers with a thud.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
State Route 410 over Chinook Pass is scheduled to open to motorists on June 9, two weeks past the goal of a Memorial Day weekend opening.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Lawmakers across the U.S. have approved new proposals this year to pay for transportation improvements, including tax hikes, vehicle fee increases and bond packages. Those measures extended an existing trend …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Overnight flooding washed out a portion of U.S. Highway 395 about 10 miles north of the Columbia River Bridge.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
A frustrated Idaho Gov. Butch Otter allowed a $320 million transportation funding plan to become law on Tuesday, despite lodging multiple criticisms against key aspects of the measure.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Spokane County officials predict the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges will climb to $9 million.