Rebar is showing on the surface of the Central Ferry Bridge connecting Whitman and Garfield counties. The WSDOT says it doesn't have enough money for repairs, and is instead slowing traffic to minimize damage.
GRAND COULEE, Wash. – Darvin Fales stood on the North Dam of Banks Lake on a recent morning and looked down through the town of Grand Coulee toward the water of Lake Roosevelt shimmering in the distance.
The Ray-Freya Alternatives Analysis – as the city-guided, consultant-driven report released this month is known – lays out a large number of other ideas for creating new paths and active-transit connections around Ferris.
Three options have emerged for the Children of the Sun trail connecting Hillyard to the East Central neighborhood as work on the North Spokane Corridor heats up over the next several years. One would include elevating the trail alongside the interstate, but bike and pedestrian interests are less than enthused about the idea.
Federal regulations concerning competition against private charters may limit what the public transit authority can do to help the issue facing Spokane schools. But the agencies are trying to work together to ease students' delays in getting to school.
The Biden administration has announced it will prioritize funding for transportation projects promoting equity and sustainability. That has local traffic planners rethinking their pitches for federal cash.
Closing the short on-ramp near the Thor/Freya couplet will speed up rush hour drive time on the freeway, but would make for longer pauses for cars hoping to merge at the next ramp to the east, traffic planners said.
With the backing of the city of Spokane and support from City Councilwoman Betsy Wilkerson, the East Central neighborhood council and others, WSDOT recently submitted a grant that would allocate $1.3 million to “look at the potential of a land bridge across I-90.”
With its sandy cove, towering pines, views of the Green Monarchs and 13 acres of total solitude, separated from everyone by the pristine waters of Lake Pend Oreille, Memaloose Island has everything anyone looking for luxurious seclusion could ask for, except a house.
Spokane's $81 million in pandemic-relief money could be spent in many ways. Survey respondents have put a protected bike lane network on the list of desired projects, and a potential connection in West Central could be one of many steps toward making that system a reality.
Early planning work 15 years ago established a price tag and some early ideas of what light rail might look like between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. A pair of advisory votes effectively killed that momentum. Now, the backers of that original planning say it's time to dust off those documents.
An analysis of options to connect the northern terminus of the trail with existing systems in Spokane ends without a final recommendation. But city planners say they believe they've come up with one that allays all concerns about the safety of cyclists and other trail users.