Three project
applications submitted by the city of Spokane Valley will be funded by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB).

According to a news release, those projects include new sidewalks installed along the east side of Bowdish Road from 8th Avenue to 12th Avenue. This project also includes adding sidewalks on the south side of 11th Avenue from Bowdish Road east to Wilbur
Road. These sidewalks will provide a safer route for students at Opportunity
Elementary School and encourage students and parents to walk to and from
McDonald Road from 8th
Avenue to Mission Avenue will receive new pavement and sidewalk curb
ramps. The TIB funding will supplement current funding to reconfigure McDonald from Sprague Avenue to Mission Avenue into a
3-lane road with bike lanes. Bike lanes will also be added from Sprague Avenue
to 16th Avenue. The repaving will make McDonald Road safer for both drivers and bicyclists. The new bike lanes will allow better access to
the future Appleway Trail.

A new traffic signal
will be installed at the intersection of Mirabeau Parkway and Pines Road (SR
27). The signal will accommodate an increased amount of traffic along
Mirabeau Parkway and Pines Road, making it easier for motorists to get through this area. The signal will also provide a safer crossing point for students walking to and from Trent Elementary School.
The cost for
the three projects is approximately $2,806,310, of which the TIB grant will
cover $1,878,129. The projects will be put into place within the next few years but specific construction dates haven’t been set yet.
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