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Several city streets in Spokane’s Minnehaha neighborhood closed for railroad track realignment

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 15:02

Ryan Overton, communications 509-324-6014 or 509-413-9791 (mobile)

Work part of the US 395/North Spokane Corridor project

SPOKANE – It’s not uncommon for people who use the numerous east-west streets in the Minnehaha neighborhood to be stopped in their tracks for a train traveling through, but starting today, construction will close many of these crossings permanently.

On Monday, Sept. 30, the Washington State Department of Transportation closed several city of Spokane streets that cross the BNSF railroad line to relocate the existing tracks and make way for a future freeway as part of the US 395/North Spokane Corridor project.

Signs are up to warn people to take another route on streets that are permanently closed across the tracks.

There are still roads in the Minnehaha neighborhood that will remain open for crossing during construction. These include Wellesley Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Carlisle Avenue, and Upriver Drive.

There will be intermittent closures of Euclid Avenue between Market and Ralph streets to allow for relocation of utilities, installation of a new railroad crossing, and road reconstruction work. The first Euclid Avenue closure is anticipated to begin Oct. 21 and last 14 days.

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