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Project for Barker Road, Interstate 90 roundabouts in design phase

The Washington State Department of Transportation is finalizing plans to install two roundabouts at the Interstate 90 on- and off-ramps at Barker Road in Spokane Valley.

Spokane Valley celebrates Barker Road completion

As trucks zoomed by on the newly completed asphalt, city officials gathered to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of Barker Road.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Spokane Valley City Council votes to allow property condemnation to speed up Barker Road separation project

After negotiations slowed to buy property in the path of the Barker Road separation project, the Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to allow staff to condemn property if no …

City plans to connect north and south Liberty Lake with Henry Road Bridge

After decades of choosing between a frequently congested bridge or driving to bridges in other nearby cities to cross I-90, Liberty Lake residents will soon have two bridges to chose …

The Dirt: Former automotive shop to become brewery, restaurant

The Watts Project will transform the former Watts Automotive shop, 1312 W. First Ave., into a 6,600-square-foot brewery production facility and tap room called Brick West Brewing.

Spokane Metals relocating to Spokane Valley from Airway Heights

The steel fabrication company is building a $2.4 million facility at 4100 N. Barker Road in Spokane Valley’s growing northeast industrial area.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Getting There: 6 big transportation projects Spokane Valley plans to finish in 2019

Barker, Garland, Argonne are among the larger projects Spokane Vally will finish this year.

Spokane Valley aims to speed up permits for northeast industrial area

Spokane Valley is considering a measure that speeds up the permitting process for potential businesses in the city’s northeast industrial area.

Another roundabout planned for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley is about to get another roundabout. This time road construction crews will build the roundabout at the Barker Road and I-90 interchange.

UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

New city hall one of many signs of progress, Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins says

Spokane Valley is poised for growth with a balanced budget, a new city hall building and infrastructure improvements to lure new businesses to the city, Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins …

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018

Valley council selects final Barker Road plan

The Spokane Valley City Council has selected a final design for the Barker Road grade separation project after input from resident and the business community.

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Community members weigh in on proposed Barker Road roundabout

Spokane Valley community members voiced opinions on a proposed roundabout for the Barker Road grade separation project at a council meeting Tuesday.

Spokane Valley council members fear amendment from Rep. Matt Shea could imperil Barker Road bridge project

An amendment put forth by Rep. Matt Shea for the Washington State Senate 2017-19 transportation budget could potentially put the Spokane Valley’s Barker Road grade separation project in jeopardy.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Infrastructure improvements help lure new business to Spokane Valley

For one northeastern industrial area, planned infrastructure improvements – including the possible addition of an overpass rail crossing at the intersection of Barker Road and the train tracks – and …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017

Second Sikh temple opens in Spokane Valley

Spokane’s second Sikh temple, Gurudwara Shree Guru Nanak Darbar, opened last month about 5 miles west of an older temple on Barker Road.

Spokane Valley City Council strikes required registration of alarm systems

Spokane Valley City Council changes mind and votes down extra funds for design of Barker Grade Separation.

Neighbors near McDonald, Eighth see uptick in crashes

Neighbors near McDonald Road and Eighth Avenue have been complaining so frequently about speeders on Eighth Avenue and crashes in the intersection, that the Public Works Department examined what’s going …

Barker Road rezone request draws ire

The Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting went into overtime last week because dozens of people had shown up to protest the rezoning of land located on the north east corner …

Draft plan provokes conflict on Spokane Valley zoning

Spokane Valley residents near North Barker Road and East Sprague Avenue have been going door to door, handing out fliers alerting the neighborhood to how a proposed zoning change could …

Armed men steal money, cigarettes

Two armed, masked men robbed the Hico Village at 1201 N. Barker Road shortly after 3:30 a.m. Friday.

Spokane Valley seeks help funding new Sullivan bridge

The Spokane Valley City Council lobbied Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for help obtaining the final $4 million needed to replace the failing west Sullivan Road bridge over the Spokane River …

Spokane River cleanup set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers will be fanning out along the banks of the Spokane River from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during the ninth annual Spokane River Clean-Up organized by …

Worksite cleanup due by May 15

An agreement is now in place to get land owned by the Spokane Valley Fire Department at Barker Road and Euclid Avenue cleaned up. It calls for construction equipment and …

Cleanup delayed

Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners are ready to take a firm line with a contractor that has been using land the department owns for storage for nearly three years without …

Fire department busy with 17 auto accidents

Auto accidents topped the charts for crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department the week of March 24-30. Firefighters responded to a fatal accident under the Barker Road overpass at …

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 …

New crosswalk countdown lights tell pedestrians when the red light’s coming

Downtown Spokane pedestrians are getting a new look at crosswalks along Second and Third avenues. The city of Spokane has been installing pedestrian signals that tell walkers how much time …