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Sunday, September 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: Francis Avenue


Getting There: STA to launch bus clad in stars and stripes

Spokane Transit Authority is celebrating Veterans Day today in the best way it knows how: rolling out a new version of the red, white and blue bus. “This was initiated …


Liberty Lake roundabout hosts free-flowing celebration

Drivers frustrated with long lines getting off Interstate 90 westbound at Liberty Lake should be seeing traffic move more freely thanks to a new roundabout where the exit, Harvard Road …


Getting There: Marshall gravel mine worries neighbors

Rock mining in the Marshall area of southwest Spokane County is putting dozens of heavy loads on Cheney-Spokane Road, and residents of the area said they are concerned about public …


Getting There: LED lights being installed on Interstate 90

A project to replace freeway lighting in downtown Spokane is going to save the Washington State Department of Transportation a lot of money on energy and maintenance costs, at the …


Getting There: Francis Avenue renovation gets into high gear

Road construction has moved into northwest Spokane in a major way with work on the state Highway 291 route along Francis Avenue west of Division Street and then northward on …


Spokane airport might add terminal if growth continues

A new airport costing $250 million or more might be in the region’s future, a 20-year master plan for Spokane International Airport says. But Airport Director and CEO Larry Krauter …


Getting There: Airport bringing new plan to public

Growth at Spokane International Airport for the next 20 years is going to be guided by a new master plan, which the public can weigh in on this week. Airport …


Getting There: Cuts will likely bring air travel delays

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray last week said summer travel delays are likely at the nation’s airports as a result of congressionally ordered budget cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA …


Getting There: Businesses pinched by work on Francis

Merchants in the vicinity of Market Street and Francis Avenue are feeling the double-whammy of two major road projects going on side by side. “It’s been pretty horrible,” said Jeff …


Getting There: Female pilot reflects on hard-won career

The first woman to fly passengers aboard a Boeing 747 said she had no choice but to persevere even though the men who controlled the skies at the time tried …


Getting There: Francis Avenue overpass work under way

Two construction projects on opposite sides of Spokane have potential for slowing traffic and creating hazards for drivers starting this week. The Washington State Department of Transportation has narrowed Francis …


Getting There: Officials seek input on plans for trail

For more than 30 years, the eastern section of an old railroad right of way in the heart of Spokane Valley has sat unused. Spokane County bought the land in …


Getting There: Francis Avenue repaving starts this spring

Francis Avenue is getting a facelift starting this spring. The Washington State Department of Transportation is planning to repave the portion of the arterial route west of Division Street that …


Getting There: Five Mile Prairie Pathways plan OK’d

Two years of work by residents of Five Mile Prairie has resulted in a comprehensive plan for developing bicycle and pedestrian pathways. The plan acknowledges the challenges of creating safe …


Getting There: Group aims to build museum at Felts Field

A nonprofit organization is gearing up for a campaign to create a new military and aerospace museum at Felts Field in northeast Spokane. The Spokane Airport Board recently approved a …


Getting There: Grant will help airport cut planes’ emissions

Spokane International Airport is getting green on the tarmac. The airport is undertaking a $2.8 million project to reduce exhaust emissions from aircraft and ground-based generators.


Getting There: I-90 repair work scheduled to resume soon

The freeway repair project that brought repeated backups on Interstate 90 in Spokane last year is about to resume, but transportation officials are promising fewer backups and fewer delays this …


Getting There: Francis Avenue tops street projects this year

The city of Spokane has a series of major arterial projects lined up for work this season, most of them financed through the $117 million voter-approved, multiyear street bond of …


East Francis Avenue will get ‘skin patches’ before rebuilding

Next year, Francis Avenue east of Division will be completely rebuilt. But street officials have determined that deterioration of Francis requires at least a partial fix immediately, so thin layers …


Freeway leg open to traffic

A completed north Spokane freeway – sought for more than a half-century – would bring economic growth to the region as much as it would speed traffic across the city, …


More roadwork, delays in northwest Spokane

Street construction in northwest Spokane is getting a little more troublesome for drivers. Westbound lanes of Francis Avenue from Wall Street to Indian Trail Road will have traffic reductions this …