Stories tagged: roads
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
A Spokane City Council proposal would double the number of traffic cameras to catch school-zone speeders.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
Spokane budget adds police, upgrades alleys and maintains homeless funding amid Public Works concerns
Lawmakers unanimously approved a spending plan bolstered by healthy sales and real estate tax receipts, but not before ushering through a series of amendments aimed at reversing some of the …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Western Washington has been hit with the season’s first widespread flooding just as travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017
A unanimous City Council on Monday delayed a vote on next year’s spending plan three weeks to get more information about the proposed movement to City Hall of six city …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
Though the winter snow season has already begun, Spokane will still clear the streets of fallen leaves. The work began Monday and will continue through the middle of November. This …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017
A proposal brought forward by City Councilman Mike Fagan to keep Monroe Street a four-lane road was tabled Monday to determine what ramifications such a change would have on funding …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
The Spokane City Council gave its preliminary approval of a plan to reconfigure a four-block stretch of Main Avenue to include a dedicated bike lane and larger sidewalks. The city …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Federal grant money will be used to repave roads that were initially rebuilt 10-15 years ago, city officials said Monday. The announcement comes as the city wraps up work on …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
The last piece of the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine has been lifted from its disassembly pit beneath Seattle.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Full city plows would occur when an inch or two of snow is on the ground, compared to the six that was required under old plans. The plowing would be …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
A Main route through downtown: Spokane ponders dedicated bike lane, more pedestrian friendly link to University District
City Council President Ben Stuckart says Spokane should start acting now to re-imagine a four block stretch of Main Avenue in order to promote business growth by getting more people …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
Dwight Bailey, a retired investigator for the Washington State Gambling Commission, got a rejection letter like many other Spokane drivers this spring. He convinced a small claims court judge the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017
Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and …
Mon., July 3, 2017
Before the 1960s, Stevens Street only went up the South Hill to Seventh Avenue, blocked by the cliff above and the expansive estate of Daniel Corbin, which was purchased by …
Sun., June 18, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit eastern Idaho for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, and that could have a significant impact on the state’s highway system.
Fri., June 9, 2017
President Donald Trump ended a week dedicated to modernizing U.S. highways, railways and rivers with a thud.
Thu., June 1, 2017
State Route 410 over Chinook Pass is scheduled to open to motorists on June 9, two weeks past the goal of a Memorial Day weekend opening.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017
Lawmakers across the U.S. have approved new proposals this year to pay for transportation improvements, including tax hikes, vehicle fee increases and bond packages. Those measures extended an existing trend …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017
Overnight flooding washed out a portion of U.S. Highway 395 about 10 miles north of the Columbia River Bridge.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017
A frustrated Idaho Gov. Butch Otter allowed a $320 million transportation funding plan to become law on Tuesday, despite lodging multiple criticisms against key aspects of the measure.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017
Spokane County officials predict the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges will climb to $9 million.
Fri., March 24, 2017
Motorists have through Friday, March 31, to take the studded tires off their vehicles or face traffic fines of $136.
Thu., March 23, 2017
Hikers, anglers, mushroomers, hunters and other visitors to public lands this spring should be extra wary of the possibility of roads blocked by landslides, downfall, rockfall, washouts and flooding.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017
Washington needs some $190 billion in infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years and must be ready to take advantage of any new federal program to help rebuild them, a …
Sun., March 5, 2017
The government has to consult with the people before irreversibly damming our rivers or excavating our towns. This can be maddening, but also one of the things that makes America …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017
Idaho lawmakers approved $52 million in emergency road funding on Wednesday, sweeping virtually the entire state budget surplus that’s been developing during the current year into emergency repairs.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Washington state Department of Transportation officials are asking lawmakers to put an extra $5 million into the department’s current snow-and-ice removal budget to cover costs incurred this winter.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
Plans are in the works to widen one of the Treasure Valley’s most heavily traveled roads between Meridian and Caldwell.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Mayor David Condon said residents deserved a more concentrated approach to repairing the city’s pothole problem, during a news conference Friday. Workers from the sewer and water departments will be …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Spokane County is no longer in a state of emergency, officials said Friday, but the total cost of repairing flood-damaged roads may climb to $1 million – far more than …