Construction season is underway in the City of Spokane, so here’s the latest:

– If you hadn’t noticed, Spokane Falls Blvd. from Hamilton to Division streets and the intersection of Main Ave. and Pine St. are closed to traffic as part of the construction on the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. That closure is in place until Sunday, May 15.

Drivers are detoured to Mission Ave. at Hamilton and Division/Ruby streets, and trucks carrying large loads will be detoured to N. Foothills Dr. at Hamilton and Division/Ruby streets. Local access is being maintained.

This project will build a new street through the University District, improve traffic flow for motorists, and increase safety in the heart of the Riverpoint Campus. The street will extend east from the intersection of Division St. and Riverside Ave., curving north near the eastern campus border then connecting to Spokane Falls Blvd. just before the Trent Ave. Bridge. Once the project is complete at the end of July, the new boulevard will have bike lanes, streets, and an elevated median. The $3.76 million project is funded by federal and local funds.

– Work continues downtown on Second Avenue from Howard to Arthur streets. The rehabilitation project includes replacing a sewer main from Sheridan to Hatch streets and a water main from Howard to Stevens streets. Traffic signals will be upgraded, too. Second Ave. from Arthur to Division streets is reduced to one lane. This phase of the project is expected to continue until early May. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of July.

The $2.1 million project is being funded by the 10-Year Street Bond, Wastewater Department, Water Department, and safety funds.

Keep in mind that you can find all construction projects for all of Spokaneon the website.

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