Lincoln Street is nearing completion! Join Spokane Mayor Mary Verner for a tour and celebration at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, of the project. The tour will start at Lincoln Street and 19th Avenue, then walk to the park, and end at the Cannon Hill Park pond.
The street remains closed to traffic today as final work is completed. Information on when the street will open will be shared as soon as it’s available.
“This project has become a site of innovation in Spokane,” says Mayor Mary Verner, “Working with the neighborhood, we were able to come up with a design to not only repair the street but also install beautiful storm garden planters.”
Work on Lincoln Street, a $1.7 million project funded by the 10-Year Street Bond and City of Spokane Wastewater Department, began in April and will wrapped up in the coming days. The project rehabilitated Lincoln Street from 17th to 29th avenues and installed curb extensions that contain plant-based storm gardens to naturally treat stormwater runoff. Additionally, the treated stormwater will drain into the Cannon Hill Park pond saving thousands of gallons of drinking water each year.
The other Street Bond projects that will be constructed this year include:
• Second Avenue from Sunset Highway to Howard Street;
• Addison and Standard streets from Francis Avenue to Colton Street;
• 37th Avenue from Grand Boulevard to Perry Street;
• Northwest Boulevard from Alberta to Maple Streets;
• Nevada Street from North Foothills Drive to Broad Avenue;
• Thurston Avenue from Arthur to Crestline Streets;
• Wellesley Avenue from Maple to Division Streets;
• Hartson and 11th Avenues from Havana to Sherman Street;
• Nelson Street from Mission to Marshall Avenues and surrounding streets;
• A Street from Francis to Beacon Avenues and surrounding streets;
• Madison, Adams, and Jefferson Streets from Sprague to Fourth Avenues; and
• A number of Local Improvement Districts (LIDs) that will pave dirt streets in the City.
About the 10-Year Street Bond
Approved by voters on November 2, 2004, with an overwhelming 61.3 percent “yes” vote, this $117 million bond is funding the repair of 110 miles of deteriorating streets throughout the City of Spokane. For more information, please go to www.spokanestreets.org.