Construction on Bigelow Gulch/Forker Rd. Interchange has officially begun

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The Spokane County Public Works Department, along with other elected officials and state agency representatives, held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the start of construction on the Bigelow Gulch-Forker Road Interchange.

The $9.4 million project is the next phase of the Bigelow-Forker Urban Corridor. The project will redesign the intersection of Bigelow Gulch and Forker Road.

The project is scheduled to be completed this fall. The county has already completed Phase 1, Havana to near Palmer, and 3A, the Bigelow and Argonne intersection.

During the groundbreaking ceremony, County Commissioner Josh Kerns highlighted how the corridor will improve public safety and reduce the number of crashes on Bigelow Gulch.  He was followed by Commissioner Al French who listed the other transportation corridors that the project feeds into, the improvement to freight mobility, and the positive impact it will have on economic development.

The project is designed to straighten and widen both Bigelow Gulch Road and Forker Road to meet the objectives of improved safety, reduced traffic congestion, and support of state and regional freight mobility initiatives.  

You can find more information on the project here.