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Getting There: Pay heed, motorists, to the South Hill stop sign

A very unscientific survey last week at High Drive and Grand Avenue shows motorists heading south on Grand have not yet adapted to a stop sign installed at the intersection …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Spokane City Council members would consider asking voters to keep car registration fees after passage of I-976

A majority of Spokane City Council members said they are open to asking voters to reinstate an annual $20 car registration fee, or find other tax sources, to fund local …


Ranchers win suit over Spokane County’s Bigelow Gulch Road expansion

The judgment for Frank and Gloria Bingaman, who have run cattle operations on their property for 31 years, is compensation for land taken by the county as it widens Bigelow …


Getting There: Northwest Spokane City Council candidates talk Monroe, Five Mile and other needed street repairs

City Councilwoman Karen Stratton and her opponent in the November election, Andy Rathbun, both say there are roads in the northwest part of town that need attention from City Hall. …


Getting There: Northeast City Council candidates discuss North Spokane Corridor, street planning, public transit

Northeast Spokane has seen several major transportation construction projects in the past few years, including changes to Crestline and Sprague. An even larger one looms with completion of the North …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Spokane tries new road preservation technique ‘to keep the good streets good for longer’

The city of Spokane is trying a new road preservation technique in a bid to prevent streets from developing cracks that eventually turn into potholes for cars to rattle and …


100 years ago in Eastern Washington: Highway from Canada to California be routed through region

The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the head of the Spokane County Good Roads Association announced a major new project: the California to Banff Bee-Line Highway.


Getting There: The how of ‘the Y’

It may be the most distinctive intersection in Spokane’s highway system. Now in the midst of repaving and surrounded by commercial development, the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and 395 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Voters back major road construction bond

Spokane County’s big road-paving bond issue passed by a nearly two-to-one margin.


100 years ago in Spokane: Labor backs proposed tax to pave county roads

Spokane County was preparing to vote on a massive $3.25 million bond issue for paving county roads, and the city’s top labor leader announced his wholehearted support.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019

Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work

A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway …


100 years ago in Spokane: Plans announced to build new Episcopal cathedral in honor of soldiers killed in World War I

All Saints Episcopal church announced it would build a new cathedral that would be dedicated to those killed in action during World War I.


Then and Now: Maple Street Bridge

The Maple Street Bridge, which opened to traffic on July 1, 1958, is 1,716 feet long, towering 125 feet above the Spokane River, and its road surface is 50 feet …


Paving projects impact Roosevelt

Beginning July 8, the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be resurfacing and re-striping all National Park Service-managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of Lake …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019

Here’s what you should know about snow gates, the plowing tool that lowers berms in front of driveways

The city of Spokane, Spokane County and Coeur d’Alene have all outfitted some of their snow removal equipment with the hydraulic devices that are intended to prevent berms in front …



Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington

The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Thursday morning sees wet, moderate temperatures in Spokane

On the third day of morning snow, our weather gave to thee: temperatures above freezing, slush on the sidewalks, and a car that drove over a tree.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Spokane City Council approves $300,000 road paving project with car tab fees

The work will be completed this fall to the Lower Crossing neighborhood, which has experienced washouts in recent years on the only road that leads to the small cluster of …


Car tab fees would be used to pay for paving of dirt road to small, historic neighborhood near Kendall Yards

City officials and neighbors say paving a 900-foot stretch of dirt road is necessary due to the threat of uncontrollable fires and stormwater runoff. But a citizens board tasked with …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

Christmas in July: Festive Mayor David Condon announces new driveway gates for city’s snow plows

Spokane will bring its total of driveway-clearing gates on its snow removal vehicles to 16 this winter, which won’t completely eliminate driveway berms within city limits but should reduce their …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Proposal floated to close more of Monroe Street, speed up city ‘road diet’ project

A road construction firm that is building one of two sections of the new three-lane North Monroe Corridor is considering closing more blocks of the street in what they hope …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

Dirt stockpile changes could contribute to $400,000 overrun for Liberty Park stormwater tank

City engineers said they had a verbal agreement to store dirt removed ahead of construction of a 2-million


Monroe Street work begins next week as road construction season kicks off

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

Construction starts on new overpass at Bigelow Gulch and Forker

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

Trump calls for $200 billion for infrastructure spending nationwide; Washington needs $140 billion

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.


Developer drops plans for controversial North Indian Trail apartment complex

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

Winter storm set to blanket Spokane on Thursday with 3 to 7 inches of snow

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

Snow plows to roll through Spokane neighborhoods Tuesday

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

Lincoln and Monroe work gets final approval after city shaves $103,000 from cost estimate

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 …