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Snoqualmie, Stevens, White passes reopen – but they could all close again

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.

Then and Now: Broadway Truck Service

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. 

Then and Now: Main and Monroe

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. 

Spokane gets a wake-up call on U.S. 195

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.

Getting There: After glacial progress, East Central braces for effects of North Spokane Corridor’s eventual arrival at I-90

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.

Neighbors cite dangers of driving U.S. 195 south of I-90

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.