SPOKANE, Wash. -- The city of Spokane is putting in a new traffic signal at the intersection of Greene Street and Ermina Avenue near Spokane Community College.
They started construction on Monday, the project is estimated to cost $650,000 and construction is expected to wrap up by early fall this year.
Many people on social media were happy to hear a light was going in. People also said they would like to see a green arrow put in at Hamilton and Mission because of how difficult it is to turn there.
Turns out, installing a protected left turn signal at this intersection is on the city's six-year plan. It plans to replace the traffic signal infrastructure and make changes to a few left turn pockets.
The project to improve traffic flow at this busy area is expected to cost about $4.4 million. Changes to the signals will be done over two construction seasons in 2019 and 2020 in order to limit the impact on traffic.