Julie Happy, Division Communication Manager of Business and Developer Services, No Phone Number Available
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Recently, the Greene Street Bridge went under a bit of a face lift to extend the life of the bridge and allow for load rating restrictions to be lifted. This is an important step for improving and restoring an important regional trucking route. Thirty percent of the truck traffic within the city limits relies on this bridge.
Having a designated shipping route keeps trucks away from commuter roads and opens up the vital north-south movement of goods. Less trucks on commuter roads keeps repair costs down and traffic moving.
Improvements completed this month increased load certification on the Greene Street Bridge to accommodate legal loads. Previous load restrictions diverted larger trucks down Mission Avenue, through the Logan Neighborhood to Division Street and through downtown.
Spokane is cutting edge on transforming and developing an effective infrastructure, which will contribute to economic prosperity and an improved quality of life. We see this commitment with the $1.7 million in improvements made to the Greene Street Bridge and the opening of a regional shipping route.
More than half the world's populations live in urban cities, increased mobility is central to future growth. Designated shipping routes ensure a viable economy with the movement of goods and services and commuter traffic flowing freely without hindrance of sharing the road with larger loads.