The city of Spokane will soon break ground on several new construction projects, including a massive overhaul of East Sprague and a partial demolition of the Post Street Bridge.
During a news conference Thursday, Mayor Nadine Woodward said the new projects would provide jobs in a time of economic challenges, and benefits for both motorists as well as cyclists.
“The Sprague project will complete improvements on the Sprague corridor from Stone to Division and the work is just one of many city projects that will bring new investment to this area of town, the University District, and it’s taking shape and it’s looking fantastic.”
Other projects that will be launching this year include a new leg of the Centennial Trail in West Central Spokane, a new sidewalk on North River Drive and finishing replacement of the 104-year-old Post Street Bridge.
“The last year we’ve really focused on restoring those historic arches that were saving as part of the project. But the demolition of the rest of the bridge will be beginning here very shortly.”
That’s Kyle Twohig, director of engineering for the city of Spokane. He said in addition to the Post Street Bridge, the city will also start work on the North Pedestrian bridge in Riverfront park. He said there would be other projects, such as left turn lanes, signals as well as grind and overlay projects are also scheduled.