Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant, 509.625.6749
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 3:10 p.m.
Yesterday, the City of Spokane celebrated the end of another major construction project. Mayor David Condon and Council Member Karen Stratton moved the construction barricades on Monroe Street symbolizing the completion of North Monroe Corridor construction!
The official reopening party, Cruise on Monroe will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. Come check out the new street during this community celebration. You will notice a new lane reconfiguration, new pavement, new sidewalks and curbs, pedestrian lightening, enhanced pedestrian crossings, stormwater improvements, and transit improvements including High Performance Transit Stations, passenger amenities, and a combination of in-lane stops and transit pullouts.
The North Monroe Corridor project was split into two construction projects that were completed simultaneously. Murphy Brothers completed the south section and Red Diamond the north section. Dividing the project in half and hiring two separate contractors doubled our work force. This decision paid off; Monroe Street opened over a month early!
During the celebration classic cars will cruise down the street as part of the classic cruise and car show! The car show will also double as a fundraiser. Drivers can participate for a $10 donation and the car club that brings the most members will be the beneficiary of a 50/50 split fundraiser. Half of the funds raised will support the North Monroe Business District and the other half will be donated to the nonprofit of the club’s choosing!
Additional festivities include:
We invite you to join us on September 15th for the celebration!