Thursday, July 9, 2015

Meeting Planned On Updated Design for Wall Street

You're invited to a meeting to discuss the design of a block of Wall Street in downtown Spokane, following a project to install a sewer main there. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 1A in the Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave.

Work starts in early August on the sewer main project in Wall Street from Main Avenue to Spokane Falls Boulevard, including both of those intersections. Crews are expected to take eight to 12 weeks to install the pipe and cover the construction area with a temporary asphalt patch. The new pipe is needed as part of the City’s work to reduce overflows from combined wastewater and stormwater sewers to the Spokane River. 

In spring of 2016, the street will be resurfaced and lighting and landscaped installed.

 The project also will accommodate construction work planned on Wall Street to build a new Urban Outfitters store.  Earlier this year, the City approved a vacation of part of Wall Street to allow for the new development, which is part of River Park Square.

Wall Street from Spokane Falls Boulevard to Riverside Avenue is a brick street, designed for greater pedestrian activity.  The need for utility work in the block between Spokane Falls and Main provides an opportunity to update the street design, improve its pedestrian appeal, and help lead people to Riverfront Park.

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