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Construction scheduled in January for Sullivan Road Bridge

The Sullivan/Indiana intersection just re-opened after a few months of construction to improve the section leading up to the sixty-year-old Sullivan Bridge, but now the bridge will be going under the knife for improvements. Don't worry - it's only temporary.

In early January, the City of Spokane Valley authorized $358,000 for construction that will allow for increased bridge weight in late February. City council is concerned that decreased weight limits will impact local businesses.

Traffic will be shifted onto the northbound bridge and reduced to one lane in each direction.

Replacing the bridge completely is anticipated for the future. $19.7 million is needed, but they only have half from federal and state sources.

In Brief: Snowstorms Expected

In Brief: Snowstorms Expected

We've already seen our first snow in the Inland Northwest and KXLY4's Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker said several more winter storms are on the way.

Light to moderate snow is expected Wednesday in the valleys, Crocker said. The chance of snow lingers through Friday with moderate to heavy snowfall in the valleys.

She also said the temperatures aren't going to climb high enough to do much melting anytime soon.

Continued: Spokane's Snow Plan, Lookout Pass and Winter Driving Tips

Meta Bicycle Racks at STCU

Meta Bicycle Racks at STCU
There's something very Inception-esque about these bike racks at STCU's headquarters that only a bicyclist could love. Not only can you deposit your paycheck, you can attach your bike to a bike.

City Installs Two New School Zone Beacons

City Installs Two New School Zone Beacons

When drivers pass by Chester and Orchard Center Elementary, they’ll be guided to slow down with the help of new flashing school zone signs. They alert drivers when the 20 mph speed zone around the schools are in effect.

The beacons flash for 30-45 minutes during student arrival and departure times.

The signs were installed using grant money from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to increase pedestrian safety and driver awareness in school zones.

A Public Works study conducted at Progress and University Elementary showed the flashing beacons have reduced the fastest speed of traffic by 31.9%

Northeast corner of Indiana and Sullivan intersection to close Saturday

Northeast corner of Indiana and Sullivan intersection to close Saturday

The northeast corner of Indiana and Sullivan is prepped to close this Saturday, September 3rd. Workers will begin the second phase of the intersection's resurfacing project. As that section of the intersection closes, the southeast corner opens back up. During construction, traffic will be able to turn east onto Indiana from northbound Sullivan.

The project is currently on schedule. The intersection is expected to re-open to traffic in all directions between September 13th and 21st.

Crosswalk Improvements

Crosswalk Improvements

Spokane Valley students are going to more safe this year as they walk to and from school. The City is making improvements to Broadway as part of the Broadway Avenue Safety Project.

The improvements include "Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon" (RRFB) set to be installed at the Centennial Middle School crosswalk at Broadway and Ella. The beacon uses flashing lights to alert drivers pedestrians are using the crosswalk. The City will also install a traffic island near Ness Elementary School at Broadway and Farr.

Women fails to yield to right-of-way and hits officer's vehicle outside police station

Women fails to yield to right-of-way and hits officer's vehicle outside police station

Traffic investigators responded to a string of five major crashes in Spokane Valley last week, but this one happened right on their door step. A 18-year old woman, Chandra Lamarr of Hayden, Idaho, was leaving the vicinity of the Spokane Valley Police Department by way of a left turn onto Sprague Avenue when she collided with Sgt.