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Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Low snowfall boosts budget, time for county road repair

The lack of snow that has hurt the area’s recreation industry has been a boon for county road crews seeking relief from an unexpected $2 million cost following damaging flooding …


Sections of Market Street to be upgraded

The state will kick in another $1.3 million to add sidewalks and sewer to the Market Street corridor, a project that county officials hope to complete by November 2016. Washington’s …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Samuel Hill – remembered today for building the Maryhill Museum and a replica of Stonehenge in the Columbia Gorge – arrived in Spokane to …


In brief: Red light camera fines used for traffic calming projects

NORTH SPOKANE – Proceeds from red light camera tickets are paying for a traffic circle at Lyons Avenue and Cincinnati Street. The project is one of 15 traffic calming projects …


Monroe/Lincoln streets closed on South Hill until October

Monroe and Lincoln streets on the South Hill between 7th and 17th avenues will close today for construction that is likely to last into October.


Officials: I-5 bridge collapse caused by regulatory failures

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played …


Rock Doc: WSU professor trying to make better asphalt

Haifang Wen grew up in a rural area of Shandong province, in eastern China. In his youth there were not many paved highways in the Chinese countryside.


Batt chides Idaho for not raising gas tax

BOISE – Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt on Thursday urged Idahoans to step up and fund road improvements, saying failure to raise the gas tax for nearly 20 years is …


Getting There: Idaho dust storms snarl traffic, lead to crashes

Idaho State Police and the Department of Transportation reacted last week to back-to-back dust storms that led to injuries and vehicle damage in the southern part of the state. Officers …


Getting There: City faces slippery, uphill battle

In the wake of last week’s snowstorm, Spokane City Hall sent out an email Friday about parking on residential streets and arterials. “The city’s Street Department needs your help,” it …


Support for road and transit fixes wanes at wallet

Transportation projects enjoy wide public support in Spokane, but that support drops when people are asked if they would pay specific taxes for them. A survey of 353 respondents in …


Getting There: Info campaign to precede major road repairs

With the prospect of traffic tie-ups from construction on Interstate 90 this spring and summer, local officials are making plans for a public information campaign to help motorists negotiate Spokane-area …


Forest road safety at issue

BOISE – Two years ago, Idaho legislators decided to let anyone younger than 16 operate an off-highway vehicle, ATV or motorbike on national forest roads without a driver’s license. Now, …


Gypsy Meadows access blocked

Popular Salmo-Priest Wilderness access road could be blocked for at least a month.


Boone at Summit closed while crews repair water main

A water line broke with such force this afternoon in northwest Spokane that it has buckled the asphalt on Boone Avenue at Summit.


Senate road plan includes Spokane projects

OLYMPIA – The state Senate on Wednesday proposed a $4.3 billion transportation budget that would include $38 million more for the North Spokane Corridor and $250,000 for work on a …


$82 million road plan clears joint budget panel

BOISE – North Idaho lawmakers successfully pushed approval of an $82 million highway bonding program through the Legislature’s joint budget committee Wednesday, a move welcomed by Gov. Butch Otter. “I …


Lawmakers propose back-to-basics plan for road money

Top House and Senate lawmakers this afternoon unveiled their plan for spending $341 million in federal transportation money that’s coming to the state from President Obama’s economic stimulus plan.


In brief: New Spokane Valley streets code proposed

Spokane Valley city officials have proposed new standards for street construction, inspection and maintenance, and will explain them at a Jan. 23 forum for developers. The 7:30 a.m. meeting will …


Transportation officials set sights on U.S. 95

Transportation and planning groups in North Idaho hope they’ve come up with a way to improve safety and access, and ease traffic flow on busy U.S. Highway 95 north of …