The Spokane Valley road construction project to extend Indiana Avenue eastward is moving into its second phase, which includes construction of a new roundabout at the Flora/Mission intersection.

The intersection will be closed for about five weeks during construction. Traffic will be detoured along Boone, Arc and Baldwin. Because the detour is through a residential area, drivers are asked to be alert for children, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The extension will link the Sullivan corridor and Spokane Valley Mall with areas to the east. When it is completed, traffic will travel along a roadway that splits eastbound traffic and westbound traffic around a 6.3 acre football shaped area in the center that is zoned for commercial development.

To identify the roadways of the extension more clearly, the westbound segment will be named Mission Parkway and the eastbound segment will be named Indiana Parkway. Each of the new one-way road segments includes bicycle lanes and sidewalks.

About 75 percent of the project’s estimated $2 million cost is funded by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. The balance is funded by the City of Spokane Valley.

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