Stories tagged: roads
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 …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what bits of constructive criticism former streets director Mark Serbousek might leave for his successor, as Spokane grapples with its seemingly endless pothole problem.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
More than a dozen motorists with vehicle damage filed claims against the city because of potholes last week. To successfully recoup some of those costs, they may have to show …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
Spokane County has declared a state of emergency in response to several road washouts.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
An ambulance crashed and caught on fire early Thursday morning on Interstate 90 near U.S. Highway 2, prompting Washington State Patrol officials to close westbound I-90 for a few hours.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017
Mark Serbousek’s future job is still being determined at City Hall as snow plows continue their full-city plow, the third so far this season.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
City crews have finished plowing snow on Spokane streets, ending the stage two snow event declared on Christmas Day.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Heavy snow is expected to fall around the region, beginning after 6 p.m. Monday. Driving conditions will be poorest between midnight and 4 a.m., forecasters say, with snow moving out …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
Projects that propose adding new lanes will have to justify why it is needed. Project sponsors will have to document that they considered the needs of all transportation users when …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
A crash involving a semi truck and two cars killed one person early Thursday in Whitman County, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
At an open forum at Spokane Valley Tech on Tuesday morning, city staff presented the financial reasons why a different source of revenue is needed if Spokane Valley wants to …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016
A single layer of asphalt will be laid down on Lincoln and Monroe streets downtown to allow full traffic flow during the winter, following a busy summer that left some …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016
Mayor David Condon’s 2017 budget calls for 16 percent increase in spending and shift of police resources to property crimes
Spokane has the highest property-crime rate among Washington’s largest cities, a problem Mayor David Condon wants to address by moving police from patrol and traffic to investigations.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016
City staff overseeing the $3.1 million road reconstruction project in downtown Spokane urged patience Monday as they deal with labyrinthine utility infrastructure underground. Closing streets and paying overtime may not …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Traffic on Interstate 90 drove over the newly constructed avalanche bridge just east of Snoqualmie Pass for the first time Tuesday.
Fri., June 3, 2016
The Spokane City Council will vote on a $3.3 million contract Monday to extend Martin Luther King Jr. Way, after four years of stagnation. They may have to go to …
Fri., May 20, 2016
Rock blasting will close Snoqualmie Pass for an hour at 7:30 p.m. three nights next week.
Wed., May 4, 2016
Washington’s electronic tolling system doesn’t have important functions that would help it process, collect and report tolls, according to a state audit released on Wednesday.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Bend voters have rejected the city’s plan to raise gas tax to pay for road improvements.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
Crews in Spokane County, Spokane Valley and the City of Spokane are gearing up for snow removal after last month’s devastating windstorm.
Sat., Nov. 7, 2015
House passes long-overdue transportation package, with Ex-Im Bank hitching a ride.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
The long-delayed project that would add additional lanes to Bigelow Gulch Road will get $1.1 million in federal funding after all. Spokane County commissioners pushed for the money after stakeholders …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
The dangerous wildfire season, which sidelined Spokane County road crews in May, and continued dry conditions means it’s unlikely any maintenance work will be done on unpaved roads in the …
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
The threat of sparking a fire close to home has left Spokane County’s 35 gravel road graders on the sidelines since May, with no immediate plans for maintenance.
Thu., July 23, 2015
Newly secured funding for the construction of the North Spokane Corridor could delay another long-gestating Spokane County road project. A regional board narrowly voted earlier this month not to return …
UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2015
The City of Spokane legally extended a property tax exemption to about 4,700 residents in the wake of rising bills following the passage of a road levy by voters in …
Wed., March 25, 2015
The state’s largest county road system has its next chief. The Spokane County Commission on Tuesday selected Mitch Reister as the county engineer, who oversees more than 2,500 miles of …
Thu., March 19, 2015
In the past couple of years, din and garbage have become a nuisance for residents near Badger Lake, south of the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. Neighbors have called Spokane County Sheriff’s …
Sat., March 14, 2015
A spat between Spokane County and Spokane Valley over a controversial traffic roundabout has the two governments at legal odds. It is the second time this year the county has …
Mon., Jan. 26, 2015
As you watch the falling snow, do you marvel at the beauty of the scene or dread driving to work on icy pavement? Most of our nation’s roads get at …