If you’re like me and you missed the dedication ceremony for Martin Luther King Jr. Way, you can watch it on CityCable 5 during the first week of August.
The June 18 ceremony, which includes remarks from a variety of community members and leaders, will be shown in its entirety at the following times:
Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 8:30 pm
Saturday, Aug. 7, at 5 pm
The Spokane City Council approved naming the planned Riverside Avenue extension through the University District in honor of civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The newly named street will extend east from Division St., curving to the north near the eastern campus border on the west side of the Spokane River, then connecting to Spokane Falls Blvd. prior to the new Trent Ave. Bridge. The project is designed to reduce vehicle traffic on Spokane Falls Blvd.
Construction is set to begin this year. The federally and locally funded project is estimated to cost $ 2.1 million for construction and will take approximately four months to complete.