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Alberta Street from Northwest Boulevard to Francis Avenue and Cochran Street from Northwest Boulevard to its crossover at Alberta are being closed today as part of a reconstruction of the arterial route, and U.S. Highway 2 at Hayford Road will have a 15-minute construction closure this evening. under a 10-year street improvement program approved by voters in 2004.
Spokane drivers spent enough time in traffic in 2005 to watch four movies, play two football games or earn a day's salary. In Seattle, drivers could have worked a week – plus overtime.
Transportation Business owners along Grand Boulevard have dodged a financial pothole now that the city has agreed to speed up the paving schedule for the busy arterial. Summer construction on Grand will last 30 days instead of the 10 weeks the city initially planned.
A commuter couplet route proposed in the Spokane Valley is intended to take pressure off busy portions of Sprague Avenue and Interstate 90, county engineers told a group of business leaders Wednesday. Ten-year projections show Sprague and I-90 can each expect about a 40 percent increase in traffic volume in the western Valley. The Valley Couplet, which proposes two one-way roads between Thierman and University roads, will move traffic more smoothly in those areas, engineers said.
A truck accident in Wyoming is delaying the final installation of traffic lights at four intersections in south and east Spokane. The intersections include 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard, and Altamont Boulevard at Second, Third and Sprague avenues.
A proposed couplet system that would ease east-west traffic congestion through the Spokane Valley continues to gather support. Representatives from businesses along the Sprague corridor met with county engineers behind closed doors Wednesday and came away from the 2-1/2 hour meeting impressed with what they heard and saw.
Repair work on Bigelow Gulch road has forced commuters to find alternate routes. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review
A malfuntioning asphalt grinder sends a smoke plume into the air at the Broadway overpass construction site. The machine was removed after a complaint was made to SCAPCA. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review
The city of Spokane's plan to take a chunk of her East Indiana Avenue rental property also will take a bite from Sandee Evarts' income, the North Side landlord says. "I get $750 a month for this house," Evarts said, referring to the home she owns at 914 E. Indiana. "This truly is going to be devalued." Plans to widen Indiana to four lanes between Standard and Columbus streets mean landowners in the three-block area stand to lose several feet off the front of their properties.