When complete, the North Spokane Corridor (NSC) will take a lot of the truck traffic off Division and Market, which will mean they won’t be so slow anymore. He also mentions that the NSC is somewhere north of Hillyard, and so is Canada. Well that’s where a lot of those trucks are going. It’s called economic development. The thought is that if you put a north south route in that provides easy access to points north, we’ll have more businesses move in to utilize it.
There are also points to be made about how north-south streets like Division and Market will be more bike and pedestrian friendly after the freeway opens, as the cars wanting to get quickly through the area will be using it instead of arterials going through the city.
Anyway, here’s the article. It’s obviously more about being funny than educational so enjoy it for what it is.