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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.

Traffic impacts along Sprague Avenue begin this week

Traffic impacts along Sprague Avenue begin this week

Minor traffic delays are expected beginning next week when the Sprague Avenue Intelligent Transportation System Project breaks ground between University and Evergreen. The project is anticipated to continue through October with daytime closures of the southbound curb lane on University between Appleway and Sprague, and the westbound curb lane on Sprague between University and Evergreen. Temporary lane closures along University along the northside of the Sprague intersection is also expected. Access to businesses will remain available during construction.

Bike and Pedestrian Master Program Reading Cancelled

Bike and Pedestrian Master Program Reading Cancelled

City Council has asked for additional time to review the proposed Bike & Pedestrian Master Program. The anticipated readings for the ordinance were scheduled for August 9th and 23rd, but they have been canceled. A discussion of the Program has been added to the agenda for the regularly scheduled study session on Tuesday, August 30th at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

As stated before, the meeting is open to the public and will also be available to watch on Spokane Valley's new SVTV Web Channel. Because it is a study session, public comment will not be taken.

Spokane Valley Launches New Traffic Line

Spokane Valley Launches New Traffic Line

Before you head out the door in the morning all it takes is one quick call to know if there will be traffic during your commute. This month the City of Spokane Valley launched a new Traffic Info Line. The line will be updated weekly to include delays, contstruction zones, closures and detours.

"Drivers want to know what construction delays and detours to expect," said Mayor Tom Towey. He continued, "The Traffic Info Line gives them another way to get that information so they can plan ahead and find alternative routes or avoid the construction area." 

New Spokane Valley Traffic Info Line

New Spokane Valley Traffic Info Line

The City of Spokane Valley has launched its new Traffic Info Line. The 24/7 information line will provide community members with recorded weekly Traffic Alerts and information on traffic impacts.

The telephone number for the Traffic Info Line is 720-5311, the same number used to provide snow plowing updates during the winter season.

City Council to Review Bike and Pedestrian Master Program

City Council to Review Bike and Pedestrian Master Program

For several months, community members and Spokane Valley city staff have been working to develop a Bike and Pedestrian Master Program (BPMP) to guide the future of bicycle, pedestrian and other multi-modal connections within the City. City Council will be reviewing the Planning Commission's recommendations during a staff presentation at the July 19th study session at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public and will also be available to watch on Spokane Valley's new SVTV Web Channel.