POPS'' CONCERT FROM THE SYMPHONY.
ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
GOOD EVENING I'M GRACE DITZLER.
NADINE HAS THE NIGHT OFF.
THOSE EVENTS ATTRACTING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TO AN ALREADY
CONGESTED CONSTRUCTION ZONE ALONG LINCOLN AND MONROE
KXLY FOUR'S JEFF HUMPHREY WORKING FOR YOU AT THE 24
TAPS SPORTS BAR...
WITH A LOOK AT WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THOSE CROWDS
ENCOUNTER RIPPED UP ROADS AND SIDEWALKS, JEFF?
WELL DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS SAY THE CITY AND CONTRACTORS
HAVE RECENTLY MADE A LOT OF IMPROVEMENTS HERE TO MAKE
IT EASIER FOR VISITORS ON FOOT TO SAFELY NAVIGATE
BUSINESS OWNERS SAY THEY CAN FINALLY SEE THE LIGHT
AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.
SPOKANE'S CONSTRUCTION APOCALYPSE.
HOWEVER JUST OUTSIDE THE SPORTS BAR TODAY WE SAW THIS
GUY WHO'S JOB IS FLATTENING OUT THE FOOTING IN SPOTS
THAT STILL MISSING CONCRETE AND ASPHALT.
JOSH BLAIR/ 24 TAPS SPORTS BAR 09;40 keeping the side
walks cleaner and getting some nice packed in gravel
keeping it moist and wet so it's not so dirty for
patrons and citizens.
nats guy with hose
KEEPING UP WITH THE DUST IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE, BUT
NOW BUSINESS OWNERS ARE GETTING HELP FROM CITY CREWS
JULIE HAPPY/ CITY OF SPOKANE 53;53 just a second ago
the sweeping truck came through, so he goes through
several times a day for dust control.
they also put what down for dust control because it
goes into businesses 54;03
CONSTRUCTION HAS ALSO TEMPORARILY DISCONNECTED STREET
LIGHTS AND NOW THAT, REGRETTABLY, THE SUN SETS AT
THE CONTRACTOR HAS BROUGHT IN PORTABLE GENERATORS
TO PUSH BACK THE DARKNESS.
TERESA GONDER /TAMARACK PUBLIC HOUSE 04;00 i mean
those things are bright.
i mean it is well lit downtown at all the intersections
now, which is tremendous and that lighting also comes
down the street on either end so it gives that security
which is one of the problems i've had from the beginning
because when they took the lighting out people didn't'
feel safe 04;18
HERE AT THE TAMARACK PUBLIC HOUSE TERESA GONDER FINALLY
HAS SOME PARKING BACK JUST OUTSIDE HER BUSINESS.
THE BLUE PLACARDS TELL DRIVERS ITS FREE PARKING AFTER
03;05 having free parking at five o'clock, that's
a really good thing so you should probably get a shot
of what those things look like so that people don't
think it's every where downtown.
DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ARE ALSO HOPING THAT A CHANGE IN
OUR WEATHER IS GOING TO DRIVE PEOPLE OFF THE LAKES
AND RIVERS AND BACK TO MORE URBAN ENTERTAINMENT AND
THEY WELCOME NEW, SMOOTH PAVEMENT ON LINCOLN AND MONROE
STREET, THEY JUST WANT TO STILL BE IN BUSINESS WHEN
THE BARRICADES COMES DOWN.
REPORTING IN SPOKANE, JEFF HUMPHREY, KXLY FOUR.