After years of debate among city council members on how the city of Spokane Valley should pay to preserve its roads, the city plans to go directly to the public to ask how much work they believe Spokane Valley roads need and how much in new taxes they would be willing to pay for those improvements.
Beginning this month, Spokane’s Historic Preservation Office is holding a series of virtual workshops to discuss a project to protect the architectural history of the neighborhood and celebrate its specific connection to streetcars.
Final plans for the new Love's Travel Stop should be submitted to the city of Moses Lake within the next few weeks.
Spokane International Airport was flying high in February.
BNSF has lots of tools at its disposal to keep trains moving when the snow starts to pile up. If trains can't travel, that means not only are raw materials blocked from reaching their destinations, but also Christmas gifts.
The westbound Interstate 90 off-ramp to Hamilton Street will be closed Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The crash killed the pilot, 25-year-old JooChan "Austen" Lee, a student at Moody Bible Institute who was making his first test flight, according to records released by investigators. Also killed was the instructional pilot, Diego Senn, and fellow student Andrew Trouten, both 30. The aircraft, a Cessna 172, went down in a field about 20 miles northwest of Felts Field, where it left on a clear summer morning more than two years ago.
When the city of Spokane shutters the brief span over Latah Creek in the spring to repair it, drivers will lose a vital connection from Highway 195 to the South Hill and will instead be directed to drive north on High Drive, get on Interstate 90 at Maple Street and head west before circling back down 195 to get where they are going.
A report from a libertarian think tank placed Washington's highway system at 45th in the country for cost-effectiveness and condition. All the more reason to invest now in road projects, said Sen. Andy Billig, which can also help stimulate the economy during the pandemic.
A single-point urban interchange, or SPUI (rhymes with "chewy"), opened Tuesday at U.S. 95 and Highway 53 in Kootenai County on Tuesday. It's the first such interchange in North Idaho and is a sign of traffic control to come, planners say.
The federal ruling is likely to face further scrutiny as the Joe Biden administration assumes office in Washington, D.C.
Traffic in and around the Lilac City hasn’t just increased sharply since a precipitous drop immediately after Inslee announced a stay-home order in March, it’s also up from 2019, when – assuming you can remember such a halcyon time – there was no pandemic.
After months of uncertainty due to funding issues, plans are finally moving forward for two large road improvement projects in Liberty Lake – the widening of the Harvard Road Interstate-90 overpass and the addition of a Henry Road I-90 overpass.
By a two-to-one margin, Kootenai County voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have imposed a local vehicle registration fee to pay for a slate of transportation projects to improve and expand the overwhelmed area road network.
A recent study identified nearly $19 million work of additional work – including constructing new roundabouts at the road’s intersections with Sprague, 4th and 8th avenues and widening the street to five lanes from Mission Avenue to the south city limits – that should be completed by 2040 to keep up with projected growth.
Eerie skies abruptly covered much of the Spokane area Friday afternoon as the National Weather Service issued an advisory for a dust and ash storm expected to cause “hazardous driving conditions.”
Margo Hill doesn’t want people to forget the mid-19th century history of what is now the city of Spokane and what was then Spokane tribal territory. She wants them to know its brutal truth.
Researchers have found that permitting cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs increases the flow of traffic and actually protects both motorists and those on bicycles. The law went into effect this month in Washington.
The news that the Washington Supreme Court ruled the $30 car tab initiative unconstitutional was met with a somewhat tepid response by transportation agencies last week. While the ruling preserves some transportation funding, tax revenues are down due to the pandemic, adding another obstacle to a system that planners say is underfunded to meet the needs of the public.
A head-on collision at the intersection of North Division Street and West Francis Avenue sent three people to the hospital Thursday morning, the Spokane Police Department said. About an hour after the initial crash, a pedestrian was hit in the partially closed intersection, sustaining minor injuries.
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