Spokane Street detour starts AFTER Tuesday morning commute


SDOT is sending out another round of reminders today – tomorrow marks the start of utility work on eastbound lower Spokane Street, which will be closed between 1st and 5th for the next two years, with drivers detoured northbound when they get off the bridge at 1st (at the spot shown above; detour map is at the bottom of this post). Important detail, though – we asked SDOT communications director Rick Sheridan exactly when the detour signs and barricades are going up, and he tells us it’ll happen around 9 am tomorrow – so eastbound lower Spokane will still be open during tomorrow’s morning commute, if you usually travel that way. This work is part of the preparatory stage for the Spokane Street Viaduct Widening Project. Read more about it here; check out the WSB coverage archive here.


3 Replies to "Spokane Street detour starts AFTER Tuesday morning commute"

  • JH September 15, 2008 (4:33 pm)

    I can only imagine how much fun the commute will be on Wed. Oh wait. I’ll be living it!

  • Ken S. September 15, 2008 (5:53 pm)

    I wonder how long the construction is really going to last. I mean, c’mon – weren’t they supposed to start ‘mid-August’, right? Starting a full month late is not a good sign….

  • WSB September 15, 2008 (6:50 pm)

    Actually there was some work done by the contractors ahead of time, according to the city, that changed the date … they’re not really starting everything a month late. But construction certainly can be a capricious thing.

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