SPOKANE, Wash. — Wellesley Avenue in the Hillyard neighborhood is set to close Thursday until the end of 2022.

It was originally set to close on Wednesday but was postponed. 

The road will be closed between Market Street and Freya Street. Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin constructing the North-South Freeway Wellesley Avenue interchange. Crews are also working to realign the railroad tracks.

Francis Avenue, Carlisle Avenue and Upriver Drive will remain open during the work.  Euclid Avenue between Market and Ralph was set to reopen Tuesday, but because of the wet weather, striping and a few other aspects were unable to get done in time. It is set to open Wednesday.  

Bridgeport, Fairview, Cleveland, Grace, Marietta, and Jackson Avenues have already permanently closed in the area of the North South Corridor to make way for the freeway.

The second BNSF Realignment project includes the realignment and relocation of the BNSF Railway tracks from Rowan Avenue to Cleveland Avenue to make way for the future North South Corridor mainline alignment.

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