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Here are the Spokane construction projects launching in 2021

The projects will prioritize economic recovery in Spokane after the pandemic and upgrades on Sprague Avenue.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane’s 2021 construction season launched on Thursday with a budget of $70 million.

In a press release, the City of Spokane said $40 million will go toward new work and the other $30 million will assist current projects.

“This year’s investment in public infrastructure will help our community during this year of recovery and renewal,” Mayor Nadine Woodward said in the press release. “Our projects will support critical utility needs and assist the traveling public—including motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians—while putting members of our community to work.”

Here is a list of new projects developing this year:

  • The complete reconstruction of East Sprague Avenue from Division E to Grant will start April 19. This project will focus on improvements to Sprague corridor from Stone to Division. There will be a closure of Sprague during the project, but the businesses along that stretch will remain open.
  • The Centennial Trail through West Central will be built out. The project will create a 12-foot path along the Centennial Trail route.
  • There will be a new sidewalk on North River Drive from Division to Washington streets. The sidewalk will lead to the new east entrance to Riverfront Park.
  • The north suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park will be repaired.
  • A project to manage stormwater from the Cochran Basin will begin.

Here is a list of existing projects that will be worked on:

  • The 104-year-old Post Street Bridge will be replaced. Last year, the work on the bridge was focused on reinforcing the arches. The demolition of the rest of the bridge will begin soon.
  • The Hamilton corridor from North Foothills south to Desmet will be upgraded with signals and dedicated left-turn pockets on the last two intersections.
  • The South Gorge Trail in Peaceful Valley will have another leg of the Great Gorge Loop Trail completed. The new trail will run from Sandifur Bridge to Redband Park.

To check the street closures during these projects, visit the city’s website.