Stories tagged: roads
Tue., March 27, 2018
The lane reduction project, which has sparked some controversy along the 1.1-mile stretch of road leading from Spokane’s downtown to the Garland District, is scheduled to begin work next week. …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018
A $9.4 million project to improve safety and congestion at Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads is underway after almost 20 years of planning.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Washington’s roads and bridges need nearly $140 billion in investments, but it’s unclear what Eastern Washington could get out of President Trump’s infrastructure plan.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Developer Harley Douglass is pursuing a different use for 50 acres of undeveloped land off North Indian Trail Road, according to paperwork filed last month with the Washington Court of …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017
The Spokane region is due for another round of a wet, white shellacking – just in time for New Year’s weekend.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017
Residents are asked to move their cars to the odd side of the street to allow snow plows to pass. More snow is expected later this week, with the best …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
The final price tag for the two-year project that repaired utilities and repaved a 10-block stretch of the downtown couplet was lowered after some concern from the City Council they …
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.