Stories tagged: traffic
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Eclipse traffic already heavy in Central Oregon
Traffic is already a headache in central Oregon as thousands of people arrive before Monday’s total solar eclipse.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
Traffic snarls expected before, after solar eclipse
State warns of traffic mess from folks headed south to watch the eclipse.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane leaders scrap decades-old plan for Ferris campus arterial
Signaling shift towards alternative transportation, City Council drops two ‘auto-centric’ items from growth plan
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Rolled semis spew corn onto interstate, block westbound traffic on I-90
A rolled semi truck spilled corn onto I-90 blocking westbound traffic for several hours early Friday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies
With no new rules in sight from the state Legislature, Spokane signed contracts with the popular ride-hailing services last week with the promise city laws would be rewritten. Traditional taxi …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
3 killed, 1 injured when car slams into back of parked semi
Three people were killed and one was injured when a car slammed into the back of a parked semi-truck in Lynnwood, Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
‘Put the cellphone down’ law starts Sunday
Washington becomes one of the toughest states in the country Sunday for people who do anything behind the wheel with their cell phones.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Eels from overturned truck slime cars on Oregon highway
A truck hauling eels overturned on an Oregon highway, turning the coastal road into a slimy mess.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Then and Now: Stevens Street Extension
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Parking meter enforcement gets tougher in downtown Spokane
Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Downtown Spokane has long history of experimentation, controversy with parking
The Washington Supreme Court had to decide whether downtown Spokane would install parking meters back in the 1940s. Today, rates are competitive with other similar-size cities, but officials are calling …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Spokane Valley city staff considering 4-way stop at Eighth Avenue and McDonald Road
The intersection of Eighth Avenue and McDonald Road in Spokane Valley has been accident prone for some time, and Councilwoman Pamela Haley has heard a lot of complaints from residents …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Fire sparked by barbecue temporarily shuts down Interstate 90
Interstate 90 westbound at George, Washington, was temporarily closed Sunday due to a wildfire that officials say was caused by a spark from a barbecue along the Columbia River.
Sun., June 4, 2017
Overpass planned for Bigelow Gulch, Forker roads
Spokane County is preparing to build a curved overpass linking Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads, the latest phase of a major expansion aimed at increasing traffic capacity and reducing accidents.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Juvenile killed, 7 others injured in Idaho crash
A 15-year-old eastern Idaho girl has died and seven other juveniles sustained injuries in a one-vehicle crash Saturday in Pocatello.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
One dead in Highway 93 head-to-head crash with semitruck
An unnidentified man was killed in a head-to-head crash with a semitruck Wednesday night on Highway 53 east of Rathdrum.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Plans for new northside Costco include Highway 2 roundabout
Costco is moving forward quickly with its plans to construct a new, 167,000 square foot retail warehouse near the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter near Mead. Those plans …
Wed., May 17, 2017
Better traffic control on I-90 welcomed
Spokane has grown considerably since 1974, when I-90 was opened. It’s good to see that traffic-control measures may soon be implemented to reflect that reality.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Spokane to get tougher on downtown parking meter limits starting July 1
Enforcement of existing laws that place limits on how long a particular motorist can stay on a certain city block will start July 1. Until then, violators will receive notices …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Review: Coal terminal would boost pollution, safety issues
A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in southwest Washington would have major impacts on local communities, access to tribal fishing sites and rail safety.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Weekend crash in Spokane Valley could leave boy paralyzed; 19-year-old driver faces charges
Court records indicate that a young passenger in a weekend car crash in Spokane Valley received a skull fracture and could suffer from permanent neurological damage and paralysis.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Competing visions of Monroe Street cause ‘road diet’ division to linger
City Hall will soon have to push forward with its plans to reduce lanes on Monroe Street to take advantage of pedestrian safety grant dollars. A group of business owners, …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Wild turkey dodges rush-hour traffic while crossing Massachusetts highway
A wild turkey is giving thanks after safely making its way across a heavily trafficked Massachusetts interstate during rush hour.
Wed., April 5, 2017, noon
Spokane Valley approves traffic study for Painted Hills if developer meets requirements
Spokane Valley approves traffic study for Painted Hills if developer meets certain requirements like intersection improvement and turn lanes.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Authorities target distracted drivers in statewide campaign
Authorities across Washington state will begin cracking down on drivers using their cellphones behind the wheel.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Malfunctioning gate at Fairchild Air Force Base leads to traffic back up on U.S. Highway 2; backups may persist, WSP says
U.S. Highway 2 was backed up for about an hour near Fairchild Air Force Base due to a malfunctioning gate at the base’s main entrance.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
In first year of operation, Spokane’s school zone cameras net $1.2 million from speeders
Between the city’s 15 red-light cameras and two school-zone cameras, $2.8 million was collected in fines last year. That money will go to construction projects designed to slow traffic and …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
I-90 east closed at Snoqualmie Pass due to spin-outs
Washington state transportation officials have closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
City settles with family of woman run over by wastewater truck for $250,000
Stephanie R. Meier was struck and killed on a snowy morning in March 2015 by a city wastewater truck. She was remembered by workers at local homeless shelters as a …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Utah man identified as driver who died in Spokane Valley crash
Scott J. Greenstreet, of Sandy, Utah, was idenitifed as the pickup truck driver who struck a bridge abutment on Interstate 90 and died Friday night.