Monday, March 11, 2013

Spokane City Projects Starting This Week

The City of Spokane is firing up two construction projects this week:
  • Work to rehabilitate 29th Ave. from High Dr. to Bernard St. begins today, Monday, March 11. 29th Ave from High Drive to Bernard St. will be closed to vehciles. This is part of a larger project that began last year to rehabilitate 29th Ave. from High Drive to Grand Blvd. The Grand Blvd. to Bernard stretch has already been completed. The project includes a full depth curb-to-curb rehabilitation of 29th Ave., replacement of a 12-inch water main, restriping existing bike lanes, and repairing and installing sidewalks. The Bernard St. and the High Drive intersections with 29th will remain open.

  • Work on Eight and Ninth Avenue water transmission mains resumes today after a winter break in construction. Eighth Ave. will be closed from Chandler St. to Hatch St. and Hatch St. will be closed from Eighth Ave. to Ninth Ave. The intersection of Sherman St. at Eighth Ave. will be closed for about a week. The project will install a water transmission main in Eighth and Ninth avenues from Division to Cowley streets, Eighth Ave. from Chandler to Hatch streets, and Chandler St. from Eighth to Ninth avenues. Work also includes some landscaping and installation of a concrete stairway and hand railings at Chandler St. from Eighth to Ninth avenues.

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