Several private development projects placing hundreds of houses on unbuilt land on the South Hill have travel planners worried about further congestion on Highway 195 and Interstate 90. Those developers may be forced to build transportation-easing improvements in order for their projects to move forward.
Planners have dreams of connecting the upper South Hill with the downtown trail that currently terminates near Underhill Park. Just how to do that is a puzzle transportation experts will have to figure out.
Spokane Valley traffic engineers are eying a pair of projects intended to reduce traffic congestion at at-grade rail crossings: one where Barker Road meets Trent and Wellesley avenues, and a second at the intersection of Trent and Pines Road.
MONSE, Wash. – When the fire roared down the western edge of the Colville Reservation, Jimmy Timentwa jumped in the 2002 cherry red convertible Corvette he won in a casino drawing and left the cattle ranch that has been in his family for a century.
They may look like traffic lights, but according to Glenn Wagemann, the ramp meters being installed on interstate ramps around downtown Spokane are just the most visible mechanism in a high-tech system of reducing collisions and congestion on an increasingly dangerous and crowded stretch of Interstate 90.
The Spokane City Council agreed to a plan to reduce traffic speeds near certain parks and park properties in town. That decision has caused some South Hill residents to question the inclusion of High Drive.
A self-described antifa activist under investigation for the killing of a conservative protester in Portland on Saturday was killed Thursday night in Lacey, Washington, as law enforcement moved to arrest him, according to the New York Times.
How does the transportation department jibe massive investments in new road projects, like the North Spokane Corridor, while worrying about crumbling existing infrastructure, like the replacement of the East Trent bridge?
The Spokane International Airport has seen a steep decline in passenger activity as the coronavirus pandemic hammers the nation’s airline industry. But that's not stopping the airport from moving forward with a long-awaited plan to realign the road drivers use to drop off and pick up passengers.
A conservative approach to using revenue has allowed the transit agency to look ahead without major interruptions to service, a spokesman said. But fewer people riding the bus means less taken in through fares, which has STA and government officials asking how they can raise money without burdening low-income riders who rely on the service for essential travel.
The West Plains Connection project would make several changes to area roads in an effort to ease congestion, rather than simply widening Highway 2. Planners are looking to the public to provide feedback on preliminary plans for the estimated $17 million project.