Monday, January 12, 2015

Some Big Improvements Coming For North Monroe

Congratulations to the City of Spokane on two grants to improve North Monroe.
The first, from the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Highway Safety Improvement Program, is for $3,773,200. It will convert one a section of Monroe to two lanes with a two-way left turn lane and wide curb lanes. Curb extensions and pedestrian lighting will be installed and sidewalks and traffic signs and signals will be upgraded.

The second grant, through the WSDOT’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program, will provide the remaining $326,800 of the anticipated $4.1 total needed to revitalize North Monroe. Included is reducing North Monroe from five lanes to three from just north of Indiana to approximately Kiernan at the top of the North Hill and several other improvements. For the entire project scope, check out the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood blog post on the grants and their expected impacts.


Charles Hansen said...

Also they are going to do Crestline in my neighborhood. I seldom drive on Monroe, but nearly every day on Crestline

SRTC Staff said...

It appears the City is going to have a LOT going on this year! Will be a challenge during the construction season for people trying to get through the construction zones but will be great when complete!

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