Stories tagged: traffic
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Bigger crews, new equipment and materials called in to combat Spokane’s potholes
Mayor David Condon said residents deserved a more concentrated approach to repairing the city’s pothole problem, during a news conference Friday. Workers from the sewer and water departments will be …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane County declares emergency as flooded creeks wash out roads
Spokane County has declared a state of emergency in response to several road washouts.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
Mudslide on Interstate 90 near Issaquah blocks all westbound lanes for several hours
All lanes of westbound Interstate 90 were blocked for several hours Thursday morning after a mudslide trapped 13 cars on the freeway.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade
A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 6:23 a.m.
Spokane ponders ending agreement with pay-by-phone parking service over unpaid fees
LocoMobi, operator of the QuickPay meter payment application, owes the city roughly $80,000 in unpaid revenue, city officials said. Ending the agreement could mean an interruption of the service that …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Snow to change to rain overnight in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene
The snow that arrived Wednesday is going to change over to rain in many lower elevations of the Spokane region overnight
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. About that freeway? Feb. 7, 1985
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Traffic deaths surged in first 9 months of 2016
Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that began in late 2014, according to National Highway Traffic Safety …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Garco Construction in line to build University District pedestrian bridge for $9.5 million
Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 8:11 p.m.
Eastbound Interstate 90 reopens over Snoqualmie Pass
Transportation officials say Interstate 90 eastbound has been closed over Snoqualmie Pass after multiple vehicle collisions and spinouts in snow and ice.