Public Meeting To Focus on Transportation Needs Near 37th & Ray

Online meeting set for Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Marlene Feist, Public Works, (509) 625-6505

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:41 a.m.

The City of Spokane will host an online public meeting to discuss options to address transportation needs in the area of 37th Avenue and Ray, 37th Avenue and Freya and around Ferris High School. The project is called the Ray-Freya Alternatives Analysis

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. for citizens to learn more. Direction on how to access the meeting will be found on the City’s web site.

The Ray-Freya Alternatives Analysis is looking at options to replace a project concept called the Ray-Freya Crossover that was removed from City street plans in 2017. The Ray-Freya Crossover would have moved traffic from Ray at 37th to Freya, running near Ferris High School, and was designed to ease traffic congestion. City staff is looking at other transportation improvements that could streamline traffic flow in the area.

Citizens also can learn about the project on the City’s web site. There, citizens will find a project background, a link to a project Storymap and public Survey, along with details about the upcoming meeting.   

Survey results and refinements to the alternatives will be shared with the public at future meetings. Ultimately, the final selected project will be added to the City’s street plans. It would be funded partially through transportation impact fees paid by development; the City also would seek additional construction funding as needed.