Thursday, April 29, 2010

The City Of Spokane Sure Is Busy

- Some Spokane City streets will be closed on Sunday to accommodate the annual Bloomsday race. The start area downtown on Riverside Ave. between Lincoln and Post streets will close at 5 a.m. Streets surrounding the close at 7 a.m., and the rest of the course closes at 8:15 a.m. Additionally, the Monroe St. Bridge will close at 5:30 a.m. and Washington couplet closes at 7 a.m. The streets in the downtown core will reopen around 11:30 a.m. and the remaining streets will reopen around 2 p.m.

- Drivers will encounter closures while crews work on a County Sewer Project. Second Ave. from Florida to Rebecca streets will be closed from today to May 15. Traffic will be detoured north to Pacific Ave. along Florida St., then back to Second Ave.

- City of Spokane Street Department crews will be repairing Nevada St. from Hawthorne Rd. to Francis Ave. One lane will be closed to traffic while crews are working.

- There will be obstructions on Fairview Ave. from Market to Ralph streets from May 3 to 5 while crews repair the railroad crossing.

- Blvd. from Perry St. to 17th Ave. will be striped on Monday, May 3. The street will have lane closures.

- Saturday, May 1, is the Market St. Grand Reopening. City streets will be closed to accommodate the day’s activities which start at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at Queen Ave. & Market St. Other activities include a parade, car and motorcycle show, Northeast Youth Center Grand Opening with ribbon cutting, and street dancing.

Market and Haven streets from Wellesley to Francis avenues will be closed from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Once the parade is over, Market St. from Wellesley to Rowan avenues will remain closed for the street fair and car show until about 6 p.m.

- A project to install stormwater treatment planters and pervious pavement on Broadway Avenue from Elm to Oak streets starts Monday, May 3. The street will be closed. The $422,000 project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Stimulus and the City of Spokane Wasetwater Department.

- The project to replace existing pipes in Aubrey L. White Pkwy. from Rifle Club Rd. to the Bowl and Pitcher entrance to Riverside State Park is set to be complete by Wednesday, May 5- two weeks ahead of schedule. Until then, the road remains closed to all traffic, including bikes and pedestrians.

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