North Monroe corridor project

SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane is seeking input from citizens on the elements of a project to improve North Monroe Street that’s planned for construction in 2018. The project runs from just north of Indiana to Kiernan near the top of the Garland hill.

Citizens are asked to view an online presentation about the project and then fill out a survey. Feedback through that tool will be accepted through Monday, Feb.6.

Additionally, a public open house is scheduled on the project on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 806 W. Knox. Surveys can be filled out at the open house. 

A citizens advisory board met for about six months to refine the project, which is designed to create a more livable community that serves all users of the street. This project balances safety, traffic needs, business health, and neighborhood health.

The project includes a street reconfiguration to two travel lanes with a center turn lane, down from four tight travel lanes and a narrow center lane. The project will include curb bumpouts at intersections that reduce pedestrian crossing distances, enhanced crossings at three locations with flashing yellow beacons, new lighting, and a climbing lane on the hill. The current tight on-street parking will be widened for easier use and spaces will be added.  Sidewalks will be widened.