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Spokane Valley hosts public forum for proposed new railway underpass

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The City of Spokane Valley will host a community meeting Wednesday to get public input on the creation of a separation where Barker Road crosses the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway railroad tracks south of Trent Avenue.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Continuous Curriculum School, located at 16924 E. Wellesley Avenue.

Community members can look at five different alternatives for the proposed Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project, including overpass and underpass options. Staff from the city's Public Works Department will take public input on the alternatives.

The goal of the project is to improve safety by making it easier for emergency vehicles to access, reducing wait time, and improving traffic congestion.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Project Manager Rob Lochmiller at rlochmiller@spokanevalley.org (509) 720-5010.