Thursday, April 28, 2016

Doomsday Hill Construction Won't Interfere With Bloomsday Run

Photo of the start of work on Pettet Drive,
courtesy the Spokesman-Review
Don't worry Bloomsday runners, you will still "get" to run up Doomsday Hill this year, despite a construction project underway on Pettet Drive.

According to the Spokesman-Review, construction on a new trail along Pettet has just started and won't interfere with Sunday's race. However, the street will be closed in September when Spokefest happens, so a detour has already been planned for the biking event.

The project will reconstruct the roadway and narrow vehicle lanes by a couple feet each in order to make room for a new section of the Centennial Trail on the river-facing side of the road. Before all that happens though, a tank for storing runoff will be buried under the roadway in the hillside to keep it from overflowing into the river before being treated. 

No comments:

About SRTC

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.