Stories tagged: North Spokane corridor
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
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.
Tue., July 9, 2019, 4 a.m.
East Central group working to transplant historic Rose Apartments from I-90’s edge to save it from freeway expansion
The century-old Rose Apartments will soon be moving from Third to Fourth Avenue.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:51 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018
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” …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 2:41 p.m.
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.
Fri., June 29, 2018
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 …
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
The late Margaret Hurley’s opposition to urban freeways was legendary.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
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.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 3 a.m.
Work on the north Spokane freeway resumes on Monday along with a handful of other major projects in the region
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Court rejects payment to business in future path of North-South Freeway; attorney Bob Dunn plans appeal
Tapio Center loses appeal seeking early payment for freeway construction.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Doug Clark: Just when it looked like the long-awaited north/south freeway would actually be finished, the Hillyard Doom Plume surfaces.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
The North Spokane Corridor freeway has hit a roadblock in Hillyard where historic rail operations left a spill of bunker-C oil floating on the aquifer 170 feet underground.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee took the bus to his afternoon appearance in Spokane, and shared with his fellow riders how pleased he is that lawmakers approved an $11 billion transportation funding …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
With full funding now available for completing the North Spokane Corridor, engineers are back at the drawing board refining their plans that will bring major changes to neighborhoods in east …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016
A new roundabout is going to be build this year at Freya Street and Wellesley Avenue.
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Randy Hastings’ drive to work takes him to the east side of Spokane, over the dirt roads of Hillyard to the forgotten part of town where he’s kept his business …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015
When it comes to building highways in Spokane, no neighborhood has borne more pavement than East Central. More than 1,000 houses in Spokane were leveled to make way for the …
Thu., July 16, 2015
A package of transportation bills that includes an 11.9 cent gasoline tax increase and about $16 billion worth of projects around the state became law Wednesday. The first 7 cents …
Sun., July 12, 2015
Stacey Jordan has been waiting two decades for an answer to when the state will take the property that holds his family-owned business. Industrial Welding, at 1203 N. Greene St., …
Thu., May 28, 2015
OLYMPIA – The Washington state House of Representatives passed a $5.1 billion transportation budget Wednesday, sending the compromise spending plan to the Senate, which could pass it before the first …
Thu., May 21, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration’s top official lobbied for passage of a $478 billion transportation bill while touring Spokane’s unfinished North Spokane Corridor on Wednesday. Gregory Nadeau, acting administrator of the …
Tue., April 14, 2015
OLYMPIA – Transportation projects in the city of Spokane would get more money, but projects in Spokane Valley would get less, in the Washington Legislature’s second proposal to raise the …
Fri., April 10, 2015
OLYMPIA – The House approved a transportation budget Thursday that includes money to repave nearly 2,100 miles of state highway, repair up to 50 structurally deficient bridges and continue work …
Fri., March 27, 2015
OLYMPIA – A steady stream of business leaders and local government officials urged a House panel to raise the gasoline tax and several other vehicle fees and spend the projected …
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington would get a major economic boost by finishing the North Spokane Corridor and some other major road projects worth $7 billion, a state business group said Tuesday. …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
There was a moment in last week’s sole debate between state Rep. Matt Shea and his challenger, Josh Arritola, that summed up the race between the two Republicans. Arritola dispensed …
Sun., July 13, 2014
The current design for connecting the long-elusive North Spokane Corridor to Interstate 90 has some local leaders worried that traffic congestion would grow worse in east Spokane neighborhoods. The Spokane …
Thu., June 12, 2014
Owners of a prominent business center say the long delay in finishing the North Spokane Corridor has cost them millions. But the claim made in a lawsuit by the owners …
Thu., March 13, 2014
OLYMPIA – Washington drivers won’t see gasoline taxes rise 11.5 cents over the next three year. But they also might not see the Legislature come up with the money to …