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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Airway Heights challenges bill for Highway 2 plowing

The first bill from the state Transportation Department arrived last year at Airway Heights City Hall. It was about $50,000 and represented the amount spent by state crews clearing snow …


Neighbors want vacant lots to bloom

Commuters on Interstate 90 likely noticed as homes along the East Central stretch of the freeway began to disappear. Washington state Department of Transportation has been buying up several city …


Skaters make their case for under-freeway park

A group of skaters who support the renovation of the Under the Freeway Skate Park took their project to the Spokane Park Board on Dec. 13. The group was under …


Huge loads to take detour on Third

A series of superloads coming through Spokane will travel down a portion of Third Avenue during the next several months because they don’t fit under a bridge over Interstate 90. …


Interstate 90 widening includes addition of sound walls

Anytime the state builds, widens or restores a piece of freeway through the city, it may be obligated to build a noise wall to buffer the sound. Federal highway rules …


Travelers by interstate encountering wait time

Congestion is now a fact of life on Interstate 90, with backups occurring almost every day from construction restrictions through Spokane and Spokane Valley. Pavement repairs west of the downtown …


Getting There: State designing upgrades for I-90

Big freeway improvements take so long to plan and build that state engineers have already started design work on improvements to Interstate 90 from Barker to Harvard roads even though …


For roadways, major work; for drivers, major headache

Drivers in the Spokane area are going to have another construction season of slowdowns under a series of major projects planned for Interstate 90 and Division Street. Studded tires have …


Getting There: Corridor bridge girders installed

Construction of the North Spokane Corridor took a big jump forward in recent days with the installation of bridge girders at the future Wandermere interchange at U.S. Highway 395. The …


State to add lanes to I-90 from Sullivan to Barker

The state Department of Transportation announced on Monday that it plans to add a third lane to Interstate 90 in each direction from Sullivan Road to Barker Road, with the …


More buildings in freeway’s path set for removal

While construction work continues on the North Spokane Corridor north of Francis Avenue, more vacant homes will be torn down this fall in central Spokane to make room for freeway …


Inspection and scales moving to fast lane

A $6.7 million Washington port of entry and weigh station complex under construction along Interstate 90 at the Idaho state line will provide nonstop service to many truckers, Department of …


Hull leak leaves ferry out of service

The state-operated ferry across the Columbia River at Keller has been shut down because of a hull leak, disrupting travel between Lincoln and Ferry counties and the Colville Indian Reservation. …


Keller Ferry across Columbia River shut down

The state-operated ferry across the Columbia River at Keller has been shut down due to a hull leak, disrupting travel between Lincoln County and Ferry County and the Colville Indian …


Roadway damage closes Highway 2 lane

Roadway damage to detour lanes along U.S. Highway 2 north of Farwell Road has forced the state to close one lane and restrict traffic until repairs are completed.