Tuesday, March 17, 2015

City of Spokane Kicks Off A Major Construction Season

The City of Spokane isn't wasting any time. They kicked off their construction season yesterday with work on a 900,000-gallon combined stormwater and wastewater storage facility near Northwest Boulevard. And it's just the first of $73 million in construction projects to get underway this year. Nearly four dozen projects and street levy work is planned citywide for 2015, according to a news conference held by Mayor David Condon yesterday.

The list includes eight combined sewer overflow (CSO) projects, six sidewalk projects, 17 street projects, three trail projects, six water projects and one storm sewer, restoration and bridge inspection project. Street maintenance work, which involves grind and overlay, crack seal and pothole repair, will also be ongoing throughout the season.

The first of the street levy projects approved by voters last fall begin this season. Those projects include the first phase of work on Rowan Avenue from Driscoll Boulevard to Monroe Street, Havana Street from 37th Avenue to Glenrose Road, the second phase Lincoln-Monroe from Eighth Avenue north, the first phase of Ray-Thor streets from 29th to Third avenues, and Indiana Avenue from Division to Perry streets. 

A complete map of Spokane City projects can be found here. SRTC will be releasing a map of all road construction for the entire county later this week so check back.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.