The City of Spokane today launched “Fix-It-Fest 2017,” a $1 million infusion in street repair work on arterials damaged by the extreme wet weather over the last six months.

Fix-It-Fest 2017 includes a collection of new work using a variety of techniques combined with arterial street repairs that already were planned for this summer. A map and a list of work are attached, with projects planned around the City.

The work includes:

  • 8.82 miles of new projects, including three grind and overlay projects, three thin-overlay projects to hold together streets planned for 2018 reconstruction, three chip-seal projects, and two patch repair projects to improve driving lanes.
  • 5.2 miles of planned grind and overlay projects on arterials.
  • And scheduled crack seal work and any needed pothole repair.

Additionally, three grind and overlay projects covering 1.75 miles were postponed based on conditions and daily traffic volume.

In 2017, the City has planned its largest construction season ever. While projects to reduce overflows from combined sewers into the river dominate this year’s work, this construction season includes projects to rebuild East Sprague Avenue from Helena to Stone and 37th Avenue from Freya to Regal, the construction of Barnes Road and the extension of MLK Way, and streetscape improvements on Division Street between Spokane Falls and I-90.

Another $3 million in crack seal, chip seal, and grind and overlay work is planned in the residential streets as well. And, Street crews have filled nearly 3,500 potholes since January 1.

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