Stories tagged: traffic
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Nearly five months after the Spokane Transit Authority rebuffed Spokane Mayor David Condon’s request to move bus stops on East Sprague Avenue, the City Council will consider using technology to …
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 4 a.m.
City Engineer A.M. Eschbach called Freya on the South Hill as “one of the most excessive grades in the city.” The solution was to use Thor Street and tie it …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
Spokane drivers will have at least 30,000 reasons to ease up on the gas pedal Thursday morning. That’s how many students will be walking, driving, busing and perhaps even skateboarding …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Windstorm strands hundreds of motorists after ferry is swept away
Some motorists reported being stranded for 48 hours, and that locals were providing food “at exorbitant prices.” A line continued to form as more drivers arrived hoping to cross the …
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
Federal appellate courts ruled “chalking” tires, a method of determining whether a parker has remained at a space for too long, was unconstitutional. But Spokane ceased the practice downtown at …
Mon., July 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Getting There: Country Homes was a ‘route through empty fields,’ now it’s major thoroughfare being repaired
Five weeks of construction begins today on Country Homes, a boulevard born from legislation and condemnation.
UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
Idaho State Police say 19-year-old Nicholas Eloe left his Ford pickup trying to retrieve a lost item on U.S. Highway 95 north of Athol just after noon on Sunday. He …
UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 5:34 p.m.
Spokane Police stopped an SUV that was driving erratically in the Vinegar Flats neighborhood late Sunday morning. No one was injured, but Inland Empire Way between 14th and 15th avenues …
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Short of lowering the road or raising the railroad bridge, there’s only so much Spokane can do for inattentive motorists on Stevens Street.
Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:52 p.m.
A motorcycle rider died Sunday night when he collided with a vehicle in north Spokane, according to police.
Mon., May 13, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say she fled an officer during a traffic stop and told him, “I don’t think so.” Dona County court documents show …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 6:36 a.m.
‘Walk’ sign would display for pedestrians without having to push button under proposed Spokane pedestrian safety rules
The city’s reliance on automobiles leads to the inevitable interaction between motorists and pedestrians. In 2018, there were 162 collisions between pedestrians and cars in Spokane, four of which were …
UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 5:37 p.m.
A man was injured Monday after running out into morning traffic on Sprague Avenue near Costco in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
A boom truck became tangled in power lines on East Broadway Avenue Thursday afternoon, leading to hundreds of power outages in northeast Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
When up and running in 2021, the streetcar-like, fixed-route, zero-emission bus will run through the city’s core, connecting Browne’s Addition with Spokane Community College with frequent service on a 6-mile …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, driving with his lights and siren on, was hit by an SUV at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Farwell Road on Tuesday morning.
Mon., April 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Mon., March 11, 2019, 6:19 p.m.
The materials were inspected by ordnance specialists from Fairchild Air Force Base after a truck driver drove the load into a snow bank at a rest stop near Coeur d’Alene …
Wed., March 6, 2019, 4 a.m.
Study calls for removal of left-turn barrier on 29th at Pittsburg, more street connections on South Hill
A traffic study of 29th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill recommends removing a center lane barrier at Pittsburg Street and extending Crestline Street to connect with Southeast Boulevard.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday evening after crashing his pickup truck into a ditch along Bigelow Gulch Road. When the vehicle was removed …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 11:39 a.m.
Emergency crews are working to reopen the northbound lanes of the Maple Street Bridge after a vehicle crashed and landed on its top
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is shutting down for good, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods in the …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is set to shut down for good, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods …
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 8:55 p.m.
A 72-year-old Bonners Ferry woman dies in a car crash on Friday near Sagle, Idaho.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
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: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
A 64-year-old man was sent to the hospital after a hit-and-run car crash Friday night on East Trent Avenue and North Fancher Road.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4 a.m.
Study finds some users think marijuana can sober you up enough to drive. Wrong, says the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
A new traffic study sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that one out of every 10 survey respondents admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana before driving.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
One semitrailer rear-ended another near Sullivan Park on Thursday morning, closing lanes of traffic on Sullivan Road for several hours Thursday morning.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Spokane city planners back controversial road through South Hill housing project; developer plans to fight
Jim Frank of Greenstone Homes, the firm behind the Kendall Yards development and a similar project proposed for the South Hill at 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard on the South …