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If infrastructure broke apart East Central in the past, however, local leaders are hoping that new infrastructure projects can help stitch it back together.
After the threat of avalanches closed the three main routes between Seattle and Spokane on Sunday evening, the state Department of Transportation reopened them one a time over the course of Monday, improving the flow of traffic across the Cascades. But with 18 to 24 inches of snow in the forecast, they may all have to close again.
Broadway Truck Service was built on East Broadway Avenue next to the new freeway east of Spokane in 1960. Roy T. Williams was the president of the company and his brother, Bill, managed what they called Truck Town.
Two people died, including a Spokane Valley resident, after their car crossed the median and was hit by a semi-truck Wednesday morning on Interstate 90 near Kellogg.
A single-vehicle crash that killed an occupant closed all lanes of westbound traffic on Interstate 90 at Altamont Street on Friday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley that snarled traffic as a snowstorm began to move into the region.
Spokane's system of one-way streets, and the odd intersection at Main Avenue and Monroe Street, can be tied to the arrival of the interstate after the 1960s.
A 28-year-old WSP trooper was taken to the hospital early Sunday after his patrol car was struck by another vehicle on Interstate 90 near the U.S. Highway 195 interchange just after 5:30 a.m., according to a news release.
Two of the four people injured in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 90 east of Coeur d’Alene late Monday morning have been released from the hospital. The other two riders are in stable condition.
Four people were injured in a motorcycle crash that briefly closed Interstate 90 east of Coeur d’Alene late Monday morning.
The Washington State Patrol identified the deceased as Emanuel G. Schaible, 87, of Moses Lake, and Robert J. Miller, 59, of Auburn.
A 44-year-old Hayden, Idaho, woman was arrested early Thursday morning after she drove the wrong way on Interstate 90 from Spokane to Liberty Lake and struck a Washington State Patrol trooper’s vehicle.
Spokane drivers involved in two Interstate 90 crashes overnight Thursday, according to the Washington State Patrol.
If the letter from the Washington State Department of Transportation to Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs was meant as a wake-up call about the U.S. Highway 195 corridor, mission accomplished.
New plans for an on-ramp to the North Spokane Corridor off Hamilton Street have freed up some of the real estate in the East Central neighborhood that was going to be used for traffic lanes. WSDOT is asking residents of the neighborhood what they’d like to see on the leftover land, but there may not be enough for major housing projects, officials say.
A 22-year-old pedestrian from California was struck and killed by semi-truck while walking on westbound I-90 in Post Falls Thursday night.
Traffic issues on U.S. Highway 195 south of where it intersects with Interstate 90 have been a topic of discussion for years, and about a hundred people turned out Monday night to continue that discussion at a public workshop at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Meadowlane Road.
Plans for how to handle increased development southwest of Spokane were discussed in the early 1990s, but funding was never found for those projects. That’s led to motorists finding themselves in long backups during rush hour as more and more home owners in the area try to commute on a road system that was built when the area was largely rural.
Ask Megan Sausser what will be different about Kootenai County in the next seven years, and she will give you a straight answer: “There will be a lot more cars. ... If we don’t make changes to capacity, it’ll essentially be a parking lot.”
The Idaho State Police said Joshua C. Brown, of Rathdrum, had parked his pickup truck and was attempting to walk across the freeway when he was hit Monday afternoon.