Please note that intermittent traffic control on Fort George Wright Drive has commenced August 8, 2019.
In preparation for the new traffic light signals at the intersection of Fort George Wright Drive and Elliot Drive, the Spokane Transit Authority (STA) will implement intermittent traffic control on Fort George Wright Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting August 8, 2019 and continuing up to two weeks. The subcontractor will only be closing one lane at a time starting with the east bound lanes.
The City of Spokane specifies snow removal requirements at its website:
Citizens and businesses must keep their sidewalks shoveled. The City is asking citizens to clear a 36-inch path to allow pedestrians to travel effectively, with a goal of completion by 9 a.m. after a snowfall. Citizens also are asked to clear a pedestrian path even if no sidewalk exists. It’s about being a good neighbor. By City ordinance, adjacent property owners are responsible for keeping the sidewalks clear and safe, and liability issues rest with the adjacent property owner, not the City. Seniors or disabled individuals who can’t maintain their own sidewalks can call 3-1-1 to get information on volunteer services.
New city plows will try to eliminate driveway berms, and here’s a tip—shovel to the right of your driveway when you’re looking at the street. That prevents plows from pushing snow you shoveled back into the driveway.
And, please, any snow blowing should not be aimed in the street! Cars parked on the street must be moved based on plow scheduling.
ALL BASKETBALL STANDARDS MUST BE REMOVED FROM CITY STREETS!!
Commencing July 23, 2018, the City of Spokane will repave Sunset Boulevard between the intersections of Royal St. and Lindeke Street. South Lindeke is essentially the extension of Government Way as it intersects with Sunset Highway. The construction will go up Sunset Hill past the turnoff to Indian Canyon G.C. The $2,500,000.00 renovation will reduce the street from four vehicle lanes to three lanes and one bicycle strip. The road will remain open during construction. More information on the project is available at the City’s web page.
T.J. Meenach Drive between the bridge and Northwest Boulevard reopened today following nearly two months of construction to accommodate pipe connections needed for a 1.4 million-gallon tank to manage overflows from combined stormwater and wastewater sewers that’s being built to the east of TJ Meenach Drive below Northwest Boulevard.
The work is part of the City’s Cleaner River Faster initiative. The City is investing more than $300 million in projects to improve water quality in the Spokane River. The Cleaner River Faster initiative also encourages the City to include above-ground benefits when completing underground infrastructure work. In this case, that emphasis will result in the new pedestrian trail and overlooks.
T.J. Meenach Drive North of the Bridge will close to traffic from July 24th through September 11th. This will cause a detour in both directions. The closure is necessary to enable the City of Spokane to finish work on a 1.4 million-gallon concrete, underground storage tank east of T.J. Meenach Drive as it intersects Northwest Boulevard. The completed project will provide new stormwater ponds, landscaping, and paved pedestrian pathways in this area.
The city has indicated that project will be completed by September 11, 2017. Traffic will be detoured onto Pettet Drive to Maxwell and eventually to the Maple/Ash Corridor.
Early reports indicate that over 45,000 runners completed the 2017 Bloomsday Road Race. Of course the race route passes River Run on two sides, and residents have some of the best seats in the house to cheer on the participants from the elite runners down to the walkers.