Spokane road construction season in full swing

Spokane road construction season in full swing

SPOKANE, Wash. - It's road construction season in Spokane, with approximately 30 projects scheduled this year across the city.

From complete rehabilitation to putting in pedestrian walk signs roads are closing left and right as the city spends roughly $36 Million on road improvements before Spokane braces for another winter.

onstruction season is typically when the weather is good and you need the street to be a certain temperature for that asphalt to set and to work," Julie Happy with the City of Spokane said.

The city has put together a construction map which shows all of the projects they are working on this season. Click here to see the map.

are your really big projects," Happy explained.

Happy suggests using the map to find an alternate route but Spokane resident Greg Peters, who lives near one of the construction zones, has an alternate solution.

"In the summer time I walk as much as I can even if it's just for an item a day just to get out and do some walking," Peters said, adding that's the price you pay if you want something to improve.

"I think in the end that you get a new roadway and I think in the end it's all going to be worth it," he said.

Speaking of big projects, Sprague Avenue between Havana to Vista will be getting worked on starting Tuesday and, as with all construction projects across the city, you're asked to allow for extra time and have some patience when navigating construction zones.