|Flora and Mission intersection|
Among other things to be discussed at the meeting is that a proposed roundabout at Mission Avenue and Long Road is no longer under consideration. That is the intersection where Central Valley School District is proposing a new elementary school to be finished in 2018.
This section of Mission runs through one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Spokane Valley, the northern part of Greenacres. Growth has led to an increase in traffic, which has made improvements to Mission necessary.
With new curbs, stormwater will be piped away from the roadway and into stormwater treatment grass swales on empty lots along Mission. The project has been designed to have minimal impact on property owners along Mission, but that those at major intersections may lose some right of way.
The project will cost approximately $4.3 million. A federal Surface Transportation Grant contributes $794,000, the city of Spokane Valley matches that with $823,002, and the rest is covered by grant money through SRTC in the amount of $2.7 million.