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Check Spokane Valley's sweep crew status

Check Spokane Valley's sweep crew status

If you ever wished you could keep tabs on your city’s progress for tasks like street sweeping, Spokane Valley has it for you. An online map shows crew status on a grid version of the city.

So far crews have completed grid plots from the eastern part of Spokane Valley to Millwood. They’re now working on three different plots south of I-90.

All you need to do is find your plot and then wait for it to turn green. The plots do not say when crews will begin working on them.

Street sweeps is funded by a $50,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology. These sweeps help keep roadways clean, improve air quality and prevent stormwater drain clogging.

Traffic Notice: Construction Planned for Appleway Ave. Next Week

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Lane closures are expected next week from April 9th to the 16th on Appleway Avenue between Dishman Mica Road and University Road. The City of Spokane Valley says they'll be working on resurfacing the road with new pavement.

Signs and flaggers will direct traffic through the work area.

Single lane closures planned for Snoqualmie Pass next week

Single lane closures planned for Snoqualmie Pass next week

If you’re heading to Western Washington anytime next week via I-90, transportation crews will be working on the roadway between Easton and Cle Elum.

There will be some single lane closures to be aware of and delays between Monday, April 9th and Friday, April 13th. Crews will finish replacing parts of the roadway in both directions due to deteriorating concrete.

The project is scheduled to be finished next fall.

A good tool while you’re on the road, check WSDOT’s @SnoqualmiePass Twitter account that updates with transportation issues for that region. There’s also the @WSDOT account that covers all of the state.

Traffic school sign-ups now available at police station

Slapped with a speeding ticket? You can now sign up for Traffic School at more locations so you can have the violation taken off your record. With multiple locations to sign-up, now there’s no excuse not to! How convenient.

Originally you just signed up at District Court in the Public Safety Building on Mallon, but now you can go to the Spokane Valley Police Station, located at 12710 E. Sprague.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. not including holidays.

Spokane Valley Camaro drives with Christmas cheer

Spokane Valley Camaro drives with Christmas cheer

Deck the car with reindeers and duct tape. Nicholas Spragg, Spokane Valley resident, has made his 2002 Camaro into a mobile Christmas decoration. He emailed us to say he started decorating his car for Halloween and then Thanksgiving. Why not Christmas?

Spragg write, "The car is covered with duct tape and currently has over 26 decorations made completely out of duct tape."

Curious minds want to know how Spragg will decorate his car for National Fruitcake Day.

Share: Have a great photo you want to send KXLY? Email: nicoleh@kxly.com.

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