Monday, May 17, 2010

A Couple Items From The City Of Spokane

- A project to rehabilitate A Street from Francis Avenue to Beacon Avenue and surrounding streets starts today. Those surrounding residential streets include: Audubon Street from Holyoke to Indian Trail Rd.; Beacon Ave. from Audubon to Alberta streets; Holyoke from Indian Trail Rd. to Lindeke St.; Houston Ave. from Holyoke to Lindeke streets; and Lindeke St. from Francis to Beacon avenues. The streets will be closed to thru traffic with local access only.

The $754,000 project is being Funded by the 10-Year Street Bond.

- A completion ceremony is set for 4 p.m. this Thursday, May 20, for the Freya Street Bridge project. Parking will be available in the dirt parking lot on Springfield Ave. just west of the bridge.

The Freya St. Bridge project is expected to be complete by Friday, May 28. This project will replace the two side-by-side bridges with a single structure going over the railroad lines just north of Broadway Ave.

The $7 million project is being funded by Bridge Replacement Money, the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, and the City of Spokane.

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