Monday, August 15, 2016

Wellesley and Freya Roundabout Work Starts Next Monday

Drivers who use the intersection of Wellesley Avenue and Freya Street should plan for potential delays starting next Monday. Beginning Monday, Aug. 22, the Washington State Department of Transportation starts a $2.1 million project to build a new roundabout in Hillyard, just north of the Esmeralda golf course.

The roundabout replaces stop signs at the busy intersection and widens both streets. This will help with large trucks traveling to and from nearby industrial and distribution businesses. WSDOT is funding and building this project because the future Wellesley Avenue Interchange on the US 395/North Spokane Corridor freeway adds to the need for improvements at this location.


Charles Hansen said...

It was closed for about a month for repaving, so now tear it up for a roundabout?

SRTC Staff said...

They were supposedly doing water line work in advance of the roundabout. I didn't think it was supposed to be repaved...

Charles Hansen said...

Nice new paving there now.

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