Marlene Feist, Director of Strategic Development, Public Works & Utilities, 509.625.6505
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 4:35 p.m.
Businesses on West Main Avenue are open!
Spokane Transit Authority is proceeding with construction on stop locations for its Central City Line on West Main Avenue between Division and Bernard. While the work makes it more challenging to visit this area, the businesses need your support.
Work is expected to continue for another 4 weeks or so until the end of October.
STA has been working with the City to mitigate the impact of this construction on the local businesses. The goal is to make it easier for customers to park in the area and reach their favorite businesses.
The popular West Main Business Area features center-lane, angled parking and a pedestrian-friendly environment. The businesses, which include several restaurants, coffee shops and retail shops, are concerned about the economic impacts of construction, particularly because they have faced economic impacts because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Central City Line will be a new six-mile Bus Rapid Transit route operated by Spokane Transit Authority connecting Browne’s Addition to Spokane Community College by way of Downtown Spokane, the University District, and Gonzaga University. The project is designed to be a transit circulator in the urban core.
Construction began in May 2020 on the Central City Line—a six-mile Bus Rapid Transit route that will connect Browne’s Addition to Spokane Community College by way of Downtown Spokane, the University District, and Gonzaga University.
This year’s construction work is focusing on platform construction, power and data connections and street improvements. During 2020, STA plan to complete work on 13 stop locations, including the two stops on Main. Each stop takes several weeks of construction work. This work will continue into 2021. The CCL is expected to be operational in 2023.