SPOKANE, Wash. -- Road work on the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge was completed ahead of schedule. The bridge is set to reopen on Friday, June 14 at 5:00 a.m in time for the morning commute.
The bridge was closed Monday, June 3 to accommodate a project to manage stormwater from city streets. Private utility crews took advantage of the closure to make other repairs, such as signal and lighting work, installation of a sewer monitoring cellular antenna, and patching.
“Our goal is always to minimize disruptions to businesses, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians by coordinating street and utility projects to keep our streets open,” said Jan Quintrall, the City’s Business and Developer Services Director. “We appreciate the patience during construction and are pleased to be able to reopen the Monroe Street Bridge ahead of schedule.”
The joint Spokane-Kendall Yards project cost $1.6 million will catch stormwater and then percolate it into the ground. It is part of the Integrated Clean Water Plan that Spokane plans to implement to manage stormwater and wastewater that affects the Spokane River. A goal of the plan is to incorporate new "green" technologies and to prioritize projects that will benefit the Spokane River.