Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New North Spokane Corridor Interchange To Open Oct. 2

Another milestone on the path to having a new freeway. The new Parksmith Road interchange will open to traffic on Tuesday, Oct. 2, marking the completion of the first half of the North Spokane Corridor (NSC) just north of Spokane. In late August, the Francis to Farwell/Southbound Lanes project also wrapped up, meaning more than five miles of the planned 10-mile corridor are open to traffic.

Completing the northern half of the NSC will help speed up north/south freight traffic in the Spokane metro area. Truckers on the US 395 corridor can cut up to 20 minutes off their travel time by using the NSC, then connecting to the Market, Greene and Freya route. Drivers will only encounter 11 traffic signals instead of 29 on Division.


Charles Hansen said...

Shhh Don't tell them, there are enough trucks on Market now.

SRTC Staff said...

Which means we need to hurry up and finish the OTHER half of the NSC so we can get those trucks off Market and down to I90. Let's move this thing along already!

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