Public Meeting Will Focus on Transportation Needs In the Area of 37th Ave & Ray St

Kirstin Davis, Communications Manager, 509.625.7773

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3:16 p.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 Street, 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, June 16, at 5 p.m. for residents to learn more. Direction on how to access the meeting can 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.  This is the second public meeting for the project.  City staff will share the updated project concepts and recommendations.

The public also can learn about the project on the City’s web site. There, residents will find project background information, a Storymap and details about the upcoming meeting and a public survey will be available on the day of the meeting.   

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.