SPOKANE CO., Wash. – The Spokane Public Works Department will break ground on the Bigelow Gulch-Forker Road Interchange project on Tuesday.

The $9.4 million interchange is the next phase of the Bigelow-Forker Corridor Project.

The project is designed to widen and improve part of Bigelow Gulch Road to make it safer, accommodate more traffic, and allow freight to move through the area more easily.

The Board of Commissioners will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The board will be joined by representatives of the Fourth Legislative District and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The Washington State County Road Administration Board and the State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board will also be at the ceremony. Both boards provided a significant amount of funding for the project.

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place approximately 100 feet east of the Bigelow and Evergreen intersection.