Construction on a $9.5 million project to replace the Freya St. Bridge begins around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. The bridge will be closed to all traffic for about a year; it is expected to reopen in the summer of 2010.

This project will replace the two side-by-side bridges with a single structure going over the railroad lines just north of Broadway Ave.

While the bridge is closed, drivers will be detoured to Broadway Ave, Fancher Rd., and Trent Ave. Freya St. will remain open to local traffic, allowing access to the businesses along the project.

Funding for the Freya St. Bridge project comes from Bridge Replacement Money, Freight Mobility Street Improvement Board, and the City of Spokane.

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