Jessica Fisher

Accommodating Corridor Construction

Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant, 509.625.6749

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 4:14 p.m.

Accommodating Corridor Construction

Construction of the North Spokane Corridor (NSC) has been under way for a number of years, but that work has occurred in north Spokane County. This summer, construction heads into the City of Spokane, and Spokane residents and businesses will start to see and feel the impacts of construction.

Starting in 2019, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be working on multiple projects related to the NSC. One of these projects is a major freeway interchange at Wellesley Avenue; Wellesley between Market and Freya streets will be closed for three years to facilitate this work. Francis and Euclid Avenues will serve as the detour until 2022 when Wellesley Avenue reopens.

Reconstruction of Wellesley Avenue is not the only project WSDOT is taking on. Additional work includes:

  • Relocating the section of BNSF railroad tracks between Rowan and Cleveland Avenue.
  • Constructing the NSC from Carlisle to Wellesley Avenue and construction of a bridge over Euclid Avenue.
  • Construction of the pedestrian/bicycle trail called Children of the Sun Trail from Columbia Avenue south to the Spokane River.

Meanwhile, the City of Spokane also is completing work to accommodate the NSC. Moving water and sewer infrastructure away from the path of the freeway is necessary to allow the highway to be built.

Along with this construction work, six east-west streets will be closed permanently at the planned freeway location to accommodate the NSC. These streets include Bridgeport, Fairview, Cleveland, Grace, Marietta and Jackson avenues.

For information on the NSC, visit the WSDOT website. For information on City of Spokane work related to the NSC freeway, visit our website!

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