To improve safety and reduce traffic congestion, a new underpass will replace the at-grade railroad crossing on Pines Road, one of Spokane Valley’s busiest streets. Two options for realigning Pines Road below the BNSF Railway tracks south of Trent Avenue will be presented at a community meeting on Thursday, April 18.
The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place.
Additionally, there will be an opportunity to discuss the project (without a presentation) Thursday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. to noon at Spokane Valley City Hall, 10210 E. Sprague.
Based on the average number of minutes the railroad crossing gate is down, it’s estimated that the project saves three hours per day in vehicle wait time. Removal of the at-grade crossing also eliminates the need for trains to sound horns at the affected intersections, making the adjacent neighborhoods quieter. It also improves access to Interstate 90, key emergency services and Trent Elementary.
All who are interested are welcome to attend to learn more about the project, share input and provide feedback.
For more information, contact Project Manager Erica Amsden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-5012.