Monday, August 29, 2016

City Sharing North Monroe Project Plans

Construction season is still in full swing for 2016 but we're already thinking about 2018! The City of Spokane is sharing plans for a major project to  improve safety, enhance the streetscape, and reconfigure traffic on North Monroe Street, between Indiana and Cora avenues.

The proposed project would be a "road diet"of narrowing the road down to three lanes with a center turn lane, pedestrian lighting, benches, transit shelters, new sidewalks, street trees, and stormwater components. The project will also include three to four pedestrian islands.

More information on the project, and how you can be involved in it's development, can be found here.

2 comments:

Charles Hansen said...

I hope it works out for them, I was involved early when the street levy money was asked to finish the street since the grants would only do 4 foot of asphalt by the curbs and I think everyone would have really screamed why was in not paved all the way across the street.
I will get to see a road diet in my neighborhood next year on Crestline and so far not much opposition to that one

SRTC Staff said...

There are a lot of people screaming even with the road being paved all the way across. I know a lot of the business owners are concerned about the construction period and congestion issues. Hopefully by working with a business owners group, all the issues will be addressed. It seems like 2018 is SO far away but it will get here fast!

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