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Construction Work Closes Vista Road Between Broadway And Cataldo

Construction Work Closes Vista Road Between Broadway And Cataldo

Vista Road between Broadway Avenue and Cataldo Avenue will be closed from 7 am to 5 pm Wednesday, Thursday and possibly Friday for utility work.

Signs will reroute traffic via Bessie.

RoadCheck 2011

RoadCheck 2011

Washington State patrol troopers and inspectors checked nearly 12 hundred commercial vehicles during last week's three-day "RoadCheck 2011."

The patrol says they issued nearly 18 hundred tickets for violations, took 214 vehicles out of service for safety violations and removed 43 drivers from behind the wheel, mostly for record of duty violations.

One driver was arrested for drunken driving and two had suspended licenses.

Spokane Valley Earns a 43 on Walk Score

Spokane Valley Earns a 43 on Walk Score

Even though Moses Lake has a lake in the middle of it, Spokane Valley still scored lower on Walk Score than they did. They earned a 43 which is described as "Car-Dependent". That means only a few amenities are within walking distance. Only 7% of Spokane Valley residents live in an area with a Walk Score of 70 or above.

Felts Field Hosts 'Neighbor Day Open House'

Felts Field Hosts 'Neighbor Day Open House'

Aviation buffs and people alike are welcomed to Felts Field's Neighbor Day Open House Saturday to view antique, contemporary and rare aircraft.

The 40 displays include the Boeing-40, the restored 1930's era Steerman biplanes that can be seen in the sky above Spokane and the T-6, used by training pilots during WWII.

Commercial operators like Spokane Turbine Center's Kodiak, Inland Helicopter's Robinson and MedStar's emergency medical aircraft will be on site.

Pilots will be there to answer questions.

Traffic Closures This Week

A traffic alert from the City of Spokane Valley sent in a list of area road restrictions. There are some road closures this week that could affect your commute.

June 1st: Broadway Ave at Dyer Road - Eastbound curb lane closed on Broadway at Dyer, and southbound curb lane closed on Dyer Road just south of Broadway for utility work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Signs will direct traffic through the work area.

Grant Keeps Streets Clean

Grant Keeps Streets Clean

A  $50,000 dollar state grant will help the City of Spokane Valley keeps its neighborhood streets clean.

“The sweepers clear the accumulation of debris in the roadway to keep storm drain fields and systems from clogging,” said Art Jenkins, stormwater engineer for the city.

Spokane Valley is one of 107 communities  in the state awarded a grant by The  Washington State Department of Ecology.

The city estimates it will cost $200,000 dollars to sweep 437 miles of streets.

The city said neighbors can help sweepers by ke

STA Service Reductions Approved

STA Service Reductions Approved

 

Spokane Transit Authority's Board of Directors adopted changes to service that will take effect in September. The board was presented with a preliminary proposal for cost cutting measures back on September 15, 2010.