SPOKANE – The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded the final contract in a series of eight North Spokane Corridor projects funded by the 2003 gas tax package. Graham Construction and Management of Spokane was the winning low bidder with a construction bid of $50,519,317.
The project, US 2 to Wandermere Vicinity, completes the final grading, gravel and asphalt layers, plus the final concrete driving surface, for the four-lane divided section from Farwell Road to Wandermere Road. The job also includes the construction of two major bridge structures over Wandermere Road connecting to existing US 395.
“This job is the last of the eight contracts that completes a 5 ½ mile drivable section of the North Spokane Corridor,” said Keith Metcalf, WSDOT Eastern Region Administrator. “When this work is finished in 2011, drivers will have a more efficient connection to the Market/Greene Street freight route.”
Construction should begin later this year and be completed in the fall of 2011. The project is estimated at nearly $60 million and could support or sustain as many as 500 jobs.
For more details, visit the project web pages at: www.nscfreeway.com