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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Spokane Public Schools to start late Monday after snowy weekend causes crashes, closes passes

After a snowy start to the weekend, Sunday brought more flakes to the Spokane area, resulting in some crashes and road closures throughout the region. Spokane Public Schools announced late …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Search for missing Colville pilot ends with discovery of body

The search for a missing Colville pilot and his plane has been concluded after a local resident discovered the body of the pilot in Sullivan Lake on Saturday, Nov. 16.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

WSDOT repairs hole on Vantage Bridge

For crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation, it was a shock when they spotted a crack on the Vantage bridge the day they were scheduled to start repairs.

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Developer seeks to alter Spokane Valley’s planned Barker roundabout

A Spokane Valley developer is pushing against plans to build a $25 million roundabout where Barker Road, Trent Avenue and Wellesley Avenue intersect. But those planning and funding the project …

Getting There: Congestion pricing isn’t coming to Spokane, but these roads aren’t free and never were

A wake-up call is coming to Manhattan motorists in the form of “congestion pricing.” Will this be Spokane’s future someday or just a dose of needed reality about the hodgepodge …

Spokane drivers: It’s time to prepare for the zipper merge

The city’s first freeway ramp meter will begin operation next month on the northbound U.S. Highway 195 ramp to eastbound I-90.

Getting There: Artists-in-residence explore what defines Washington transportation

Two artists-in-residence hired by the state aim to bring a creative touch to Washington’s transportation goals, such as alternatives to single-motorist commuting.

Another roundabout planned for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley is about to get another roundabout. This time road construction crews will build the roundabout at the Barker Road and I-90 interchange.

Highways aren’t the answer, traffic jams can’t be stopped, says Washington transportation chief

Highways won’t cure Washington state’s traffic woes and preventing congestion is impossible, said Roger Millar, head of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

North Spokane Corridor a harsh reality for homeowners, businesses still in its path

Since construction began in 2001, 606 pieces of property have been purchased by the Washington State Department of Transportation, and 533 buildings demolished. Much of that destruction has been in …

WSDOT to begin spring projects along U.S. 195, cause delays through summer

Drivers traveling between Pullman and Spokane are being told to expect delays throughout the summer due to construction on U.S. Highway 95. Some projects will begin Monday.

WSDOT seeking drivers for pilot program

The Washington Department of Transportation is looking for a few thousand good drivers – particularly in Asotin and Garfield counties – to help test a new way to fund the …

Road work to cause delays on I-5 in Nisqually, Chehalis

Nisqually River Bridge repairs will reduce northbound Interstate 5 traffic to one lane overnight on Wednesday and Thursday the Washington State Department of Transportation reported. Crews will conduct bridge joint …

Better traffic control on I-90 welcomed

Spokane has grown considerably since 1974, when I-90 was opened. It’s good to see that traffic-control measures may soon be implemented to reflect that reality.

Washington will not raise I-90 speed limit to 75

The state decided Wednesday it will not raise the speed limit to 75 mph along rural portions of Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington.

Expansion joint on I-405 flattens tires during rush hour

A broken expansion joint on Interstate 405 near Factoria slowed traffic and caused a number of flat tires during rush hour.

Projects to increase, improve routes for cyclists gain support in Spokane

Pavement first came to Spokane in 1893, thanks to cyclists. The path was about 5 feet wide and ran next to Broadway Avenue. Unlike the road it paralleled, the bike …

Pines repaving starts Monday

Road construction starts Monday on Highway 27 – which follows Pines Road north of 16th Avenue. Most of the work will be done at night to avoid clogging daytime traffic …

GOP set to block higher gasoline tax

OLYMPIA – Legislative Republicans say they will block any proposed gas tax increase or other new fees on vehicles until the state makes major reforms in the way it builds …

First-grade teacher wins Spokane Valley community award

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey handed out his first community recognition award Tuesday to Greenacres Elementary School first-grade teacher JoAnn Dowling. As part of Spokane Valley’s 10th anniversary celebration, the …

Lost pet, owners reunited

Nathan Lawrence spent six anguishing days searching for his dog after it escaped from his wrecked SUV during a snowstorm last month. Atticus, a 60-pound male catahoula, bolted from his …

Officials extend studded tire removal date

The Washington State Department of Transportation extended the deadline to remove studded tires to April 25.