City Seeks Public Input on Sprague Avenue Project

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 3:29 p.m.

The city is seeking public feedback regarding opportunities to reconstruct Sprague Avenue through the University District. This is the next project for Sprague Avenue. It will reconstruct pavement, sidewalks, and utilities. As part of our integrated project process, sewer, stormwater, and water utilities will all be updated.

The project boundary includes Sprague Avenue between Bernard and Scott Street. Pavement in this project was last repaired in 1985 and some utilities were installed over 100 years ago.

This reconstruction project opens up the opportunity to rethink how Sprague Avenue serves citizens. Currently, the roadway west of Sherman Street has narrow travel lanes and parking and often times cars utilize the sidewalk for parking obstructing the pedestrian path and creating unsafe conditions. The proposed options for Sprague Avenue will re-use the space of either a travel lane or a parking lane to widen the remaining lanes and sidewalk to create a better serving roadway and keep the sidewalks open and safe for pedestrians.

An online presentation of the project has images that show the options and alternatives. There is a public survey at the end of the presentation. The survey will be open through April 28.