Pradeep Hatcher

A busy 2015 construction season begins

Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 3:18 p.m.

A busy 2015 construction season begins

This is a big year for construction projects around Spokane. Construction season officially kicked off Monday and two projects are already getting underway: Along Northwest Boulevard, crews have begun work to install a Combined Sewer Overflow tank (CSO 6) and in about a week, the Division Street Gateway project will begin to beautify a major entrance into our city.

Including those two, there are 43 Capital Projects scheduled for the 2015 construction season totaling $73 million. That includes eight CSO projects aimed at improving the health of the Spokane River, six sidewalk projects, 17 street projects, three trail projects, six water projects, and one storm sewer, restoration and bridge inspection project. Street maintenance work, which involves grind and overlay, crack seal and pothole repair, will also be ongoing throughout the season.

The first of the street levy projects approved by voters last fall will be part of the busy construction schedule. Those include the first phase of work on Rowan Avenue from Driscoll Boulevard to Monroe Street, Havana Street from 37th Avenue to Glenrose Road, the second phase of Lincoln-Monroe Street work, the first phase of Ray-Thor streets, and Indiana Avenue from Division to Perry. Stormwater management elements will also be integrated into the street projects around Spokane as part of the new levy.

To see what's happening with projects, detours, and more throughout the construction season, check out the Weekly Obstruction Notice and follow us on follow us @spokanecity on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Look for #SpokaneStreets and check out projects highlighted each week on CityCable 5 and the City's social media platforms.

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