SPOKANE-- Construction crews began the next phase of the North Spokane Corridor project this week.
Crews were scheduled to begin tearing down the Francis Railroad Bridge during the first part of November.
Crews are expected to re-route traffic starting at Francis and Market. The detour is set to narrow the road from four lanes down to three, but officials don't expect any added delays.
The Department of Transportation planned to demolish the existing 160 foot bridge on Francis and replace it with a longer, 455 foot bridge.
During the construction drivers must take a quarter mile detour on Francis Avenue.
DOT officials said this phase could wrap up late next year, or early 2014, depending on the weather.