Three project applications submitted by the city of Spokane Valley have been accepted for funding by the Washington state Transportation Improvement Board.
These projects will be put into place within the next few years to keep our streets and sidewalks safe, say city officials.
New sidewalks will be installed along the east side of Bowdish Road beginning at Eighth Avenue and ending at 12th Avenue. At 11th Avenue, new sidewalks will be installed on the south side of the street from Bowdish Road east to Wilbur Road. These sidewalks will provide a safer route for students at Opportunity Elementary School and will encourage students and parents to walk to and from school.
McDonald Road from Eighth Avenue to Mission Avenue will be receiving new pavement and sidewalk curb ramps. The TIB funding will supplement funding that has already been received to reconfigure McDonald Road from Sprague Avenue to Mission Avenue into a 3-lane road with bike lanes.
Bike lanes will also be added from Sprague Avenue to 16th Avenue. The repaving will make McDonald Road safer to travel on for motorists and bicyclists. The new bike lanes will allow better access to the future Appleway Trail for bicyclists.
A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Mirabeau Parkway and Pines Road (SR 27). The new traffic signal will accommodate the increased traffic along Mirabeau Parkway and Pines Road making it easier for motorists to commute in this area. The traffic signal will also provide a safer crossing point at this intersection for students traveling to and from Trent Elementary School.
The estimated cost for the three projects listed above is $2,806,310, of which the TIB grant will cover $1,878,129. More detailed information on each of these projects will be provided when construction is scheduled.
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