If you use the Sullivan Road Bridge, mark your calendar for Mar. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at at CenterPlace Regional Event Center. That’s when the City of Spokane Valley will host a community meeting to show drivers the construction sequences and traffic routing anticipated during the replacement of the southbound Sullivan Road Bridge across the Spokane River.

Project engineers and design consultants will be on hand to go over the options that were influenced by input provided from businesses, residents and other interested community members who came to earlier meetings. This meeting will be an opportunity to share additional comments.

Deterioration of the aging bridge prompted weight restrictions to be posted in 2011. Those restrictions were lifted upon recent completion of temporary repairs to prolong the life of the bridge until it can be replaced.

About half of the $19.7 million needed for bridge replacement has already been secured. Once funding for the remainder has been obtained, an approximate schedule for construction will be determined.

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