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Public invited to help design community places along North Spokane Corridor

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 14:35

Beth Bousley, Communications, 509-324-6015

SPOKANE - Eastern Washington University and the Washington State Department of Transportation are teaming up to gather ideas about what the community could look like along the new multimodal North Spokane Corridor (NSC). 

WSDOT and its partners created the NSC Place story map website and Facebook community to foster interactive communications with Spokane-area residents, and to provide an opportunity to engage in “place-making” along the NSC and the Children of the Sun Trail. The public is encouraged to share thoughts and opinions through either online forum.

“EWU and WSDOT need your input. Who knows the opportunities and issues in your community better than you and your neighbors?” said WSDOT Eastern Region Administrator Mike Gribner. “Your community is a rich source of ideas, full of people who can contribute to successfully completing the NSC in context with the surrounding neighborhoods.”

After more than 70 years of research, planning, legislation and community engagement, WSDOT is constructing the fully funded NSC in incremental phases. Once completed, it will provide a dedicated corridor for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and freight, with connections to destinations both north and south.

The northern 5 miles of the corridor are complete and open to traffic. Designs for the southern 5 miles of the route and the I-90 interchange are underway. The first project—freeway bridges over Freya—is now under construction. 

The entire NSC is slated for completion by 2029.

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