Friday, June 17, 2011

Indiana/Sullivan Project Open House

To help businesses and community members prepare for the traffic impacts of the upcoming project to resurface the Indiana/Sullivan intersection, an Open House on the project is scheduled for Thursday, June 30 from 6-7:30pm in the Community Room at Spokane Valley Mall.

The $1.2 million project to replace the asphalt of the intersection with more durable concrete and install a new right turn lane from Indiana onto Sullivan to help smooth traffic is funded by Spokane Transit Authority, Washington State Department of Transportation, and the City of Spokane Valley.

While construction is under way, Sullivan Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Depending on the phase of the project, closures and restrictions along Indiana on both sides of Sullivan will vary. Those whose destinations lie outside the immediate project area are encouraged to use alternative routes, which include:

· Use Evergreen to access Indiana west of Sullivan, including Spokane Valley Mall.
· Use Broadway and Flora to the new Mission Parkway (currently under construction) to access businesses east of Sullivan on Indiana.
· Use Pines Road or Barker Road as alternatives for north- and south-bound through traffic.

The project is anticipated to start in late July and finish in early September.

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