If you’ve been through the Spokane Valley headed north recently, you’ve probably been through the Argonne Road revitalization project. And you’ve probably experienced at least a short wait due to construction.
The City of Millwood wants to remind you that the businesses in that area are still open, but if you’re not using them, you may want to find a detour if you’re just passing through on your way somewhere else.
The project to upgrade Argonne started in May and is slated to last all summer, but in the meantime you may want to save yourself some time and avoid the area. To help with the congestion problem, work is being done overnight, from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each day. Side streets are closed during the work to prevent traffic jams.
The project includes resurfacing a section of Argonne from Frederick to Riverway, installing a new concrete intersection at the juncture of Euclid and Empire and adding sidewalks and wheelchair ramps.
$1.3 million of the funds to pay for the project is provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation. An additional $120,000 grant from the state Transportation Improvement Board will help with other pedestrian improvements. Welch-Comer Engineers has been contracted to manage this project.