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The 16-year-old and her passenger, Kyler J. Roull, 18, were headed south on the highway and exiting at Parksmith Drive when their Honda rolled around 1:45 a.m., according to a WSP news release. Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Transportation planners will be asking residents to weigh in on the future of the Division Street design, following planned completion of the North Spokane Corridor and implementation of high-speed bus service. That may include some planning from the city that will give the bustling arterial a more neighborhood feel with through traffic taking other routes around Spokane.
House and Senate leaders have plans to fill a $450 million hole in the state’s transportation budget created by the passage of Initiative 976, but warn it’s a stop-gap measure that won’t last past mid-2021.
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 national championship for a certain athletic team? Completion of major transit projects? Shopping for groceries in augmented reality? We asked local experts what to expect in the coming decade.
More than $90 million in Spokane-area transportation funding has been delayed due to last month’s passage of Initiative 976 by Washington state voters.
Residents along the road passionately lobbied City Hall to resist widening Wellesley Avenue in the early 1960s, among them Grace McDonald, who persuaded 1,000 people to sign a petition against the project. McDonald and her peers were unsuccessful, and the new four-lane arterial opened to rave reviews in 1964.
Studless winter tires provide the same amount of grip and don’t contribute to the mounting deterioration of our nation’s roadways that traffic engineers and experts are warning against.
The judgment for Frank and Gloria Bingaman, who have run cattle operations on their property for 31 years, is compensation for land taken by the county as it widens Bigelow Gulch east of the city from two lanes to a four-lane road with wide shoulders and a center turn lane.
Northeast Spokane has seen several major transportation construction projects in the past few years, including changes to Crestline and Sprague. An even larger one looms with completion of the North Spokane Corridor. City Council candidates Tim Benn and Michael Cathcart offer their views on those projects, as well as whether car tab fees should be reduced.
The North Spokane Corridor is on track to be complete in 2029, and “five big projects” building the freeway will begin in 2020, said Mike Gribner, eastern region administrator for the Washington State Department of Transportation. “We can see the finish line from here. Finally,” Gribner told about 100 people who gathered on the northbound lane of the highway below the Francis Avenue overpass Friday morning.
Spokane Community College is spending $706,450 to expand an existing parking lot due east of the Walter S. Johnson Sports Center, according to city permit data.
The century-old Rose Apartments will soon be moving from Third to Fourth Avenue.
Teamwork is helping Spokane County make great strides with criminal justice reform and economic development, Commissioner Mary Kuney said in her first State of the County address Friday.
The Washington State Department of Transportation has some ideas on dressing up the North Spokane Corridor. And it wants to hear from as many people as possible about the “placemaking” near the long-awaited north-south freeway.
Spokane’s north-south freeway is one of nine highway projects featured in “Highway Boondoggles 4,” a report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group issued in June.
Since construction began in 2001, 606 pieces of property have been purchased by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and 533 buildings demolished. Much of that destruction has been in Jim Ringo and Patricia LaVoie’s neighborhood, even if the highway is still miles and years away from coming to this part of East Central.
Rapid development throughout Spokane County is galvanizing advocates of ponderosa pines. They want to find ways to preserve and replant urban forests as the region grows.
The late Margaret Hurley’s opposition to urban freeways was legendary.
The state will spend more than $8 billion in the next two years on roads, bridges and mass transit projects with about $127 million of it coming to Spokane County.