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Sunday, September 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Getting There: Country Homes was a ‘route through empty fields,’ now it’s major thoroughfare being repaired

Five weeks of construction begins today on Country Homes, a boulevard born from legislation and condemnation.


I-90 construction through Coeur d’Alene nears final push

Road construction has snarled traffic on Interstate 90 through Coeur d’Alene for the past five months. The work is scheduled to wrap up by late October, but there’s one more …


Overpass planned for Bigelow Gulch, Forker roads

Spokane County is preparing to build a curved overpass linking Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads, the latest phase of a major expansion aimed at increasing traffic capacity and reducing accidents.


Getting There: West Main to get new kind of street parking

West Main Avenue from Bernard to Division streets is going to get a new kind of downtown parking.


Coeur d’Alene reopens former Mullan Avenue - sort of

The big Mullan Avenue rebuild next to City Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene is done and reopens Wednesday.


Getting There: Emphasis patrols will target speeders

Law enforcement officers are undertaking an emphasis patrol on Friday to catch speeding drivers.


Getting There: $2.5 million Market Street upgrade in works

Market Street in the Mead area is slated for major improvements starting next year. The Spokane County commissioners last week accepted a $1.5 million grant from the state to rebuild …


Getting There: Bridge best choice for Centennial Trail crossing at Mission

The best way to get Centennial Trail users across busy Mission Avenue in northeast Spokane would be a new pedestrian bridge rather than a tunnel under Mission. The bridge emerged …


Getting There: Spokane airport buys land near future runway

Spokane International Airport is expanding its land holdings to the southwest with the acquisition of 844 acres of unimproved land off the end of a future runway. Louisa Mager of …


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 …


Getting There: Airport Drive has new walking trail, landscaping

The drive into Spokane International Airport has become much greener in the past two years. The airport is in the middle of a three-year effort to install huge new beds …


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: Spokane County commissioners skeptical of new ATV law

All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts are pushing to get more access to local roads, including roads in unincorporated Spokane County. But Spokane County commissioners last week said they are initially reluctant to …


Getting There: Council releases 2040 transportation plan

Population growth and an expanding economy are expected to bring a 37 percent increase in vehicle travel in the Spokane area by 2040. In the same time, demand for transit …


Road planning should change with definition of mobility, group says

As state lawmakers ponder the funding of transportation in Washington, an advocacy organization is calling for them to look to the future as they make their decisions. Young people, especially …


Washington Senate tour lets public share transportation priorities

Completing the North Spokane Corridor from Francis Avenue to Interstate 90 remains a top priority for local elected leaders seeking state funding for the project. On Wednesday, two state senators …


Getting There: I-90 work will cause delays for six weeks

Construction on Interstate 90 in Central Washington will be causing lane restrictions and likely travel delays for the next six weeks, state transportation officials said. The work will mainly affect …


Getting There: Spokane airport to offer quicker screenings

Spokane International Airport is among 60 airports around the country that will offer an expedited passenger screening process for pre-approved travelers. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced last week a …


Getting There: FAA grant will fund new airport fire station

Spokane International Airport last week announced it has received a $7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility. The grant comes …


BNSF workers repair, replace track on main lines

A rail gang of three dozen workers moved through Spokane last week, repairing and replacing track on BNSF Railway’s main lines as part of a $125 million investment in the …


Getting There: Spokane Airport offering patrons air mile rewards

Frequent fliers in the Inland Northwest can now bump up their airline mileage accounts by joining Spokane International Airport’s new customer rewards program. Airport officials last week announced that enrolled …


Expect delays at Harvard, Mission; roundabout project to begin

Construction of a new roundabout at Harvard Road and Mission Avenue on the north end of Liberty Lake will start Saturday and is expected to last nine weeks. Traffic will …


Getting There: GOP offers alternative to hiking gas tax

Failure this summer of a proposed 10.5-cent increase in Washington’s gas tax to fund big transportation projects such as the North Spokane Corridor has caused some state lawmakers to seek …


Traffic control teams try to remain upbeat while drivers wait

You see them everywhere you go this time of year: flaggers decked out in hard hats and reflective vests, holding paddle signs that impede your forward progress. “SLOW” is bad …


Argonne overhaul begins; traffic restricted for several weeks

Commuters who have North Argonne Road on their regular route might want to rethink things for the next few weeks. Spokane County started a major reconstruction project on Argonne between …


System seeks to improve traffic flow on Division

Spokane city traffic engineers hope to improve the flow of vehicles on North Division Street with a new computerized signal system that adapts to hourly changes in traffic volume. The …


Bidding opens soon for next stage of corridor

The next step in building the North Spokane Corridor involves up to $20 million worth of work to reconfigure rail lines in Hillyard. The job will take almost two years. …


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 …


Spokane Airport taxiways being rebuilt

Spokane International Airport taxiways are being rebuilt over the next two years, in part to give arriving planes quicker access to terminals. The work on the $15.7 million project starts …


Getting There: Fewer folks hitting road for holiday

The sluggish economy is being blamed for holding down the expected number of travelers during the July Fourth holiday period, according to AAA. An estimated 40.8 million Americans will journey …