Downtown Spokane is growing and our infrastructure needs to keep pace.
Several projects are happening this year to help build a better downtown, and a better Riverfront Park. See the progress on all the latest construction projects here on this website. You can also sign up for automatic traffic updates by text, email or social tools.
We are improving public infrastructure in the downtown core, as well as revitalizing Riverfront Park. These voter-approved projects are building a better downtown.
With a bit of planning, you’ll be able to get downtown for work or play without major disruptions. Even at the height of construction, you’ll have several ways to get downtown. In fact, nearly all routes into Downtown will be open and operating normally.Select project below to view details:
STA Plaza: Spring 2016 to Summer 2017
The renovated STA Plaza will feature all customer amenities in a convenient first-floor location, including customer service, expanded retail options, restrooms, and inside waiting areas with real-time informational signs. The goal is to make traveling with STA easier for the thousands of people who pass through the building each day. This renovation project was approved by the STA Board of Directors in 2008 and stalled during the Great Recession. It was approved again by the Board in 2015 after additional community input. Learn More.Traffic Revisions:
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Riverfront Park: Fall 2016 to 2019
Construction in the Gondola Meadow at Riverfront ParkTraffic Revisions:
Riverfront Park redevelopment kicks off July 8, 2016, with site preparations for the Recreational Rink and SkyRide Facility in the Gondola Meadow at Riverfront Park. For every tree removed in Riverfront Park, two will be planted in City of Spokane parks with priority given to Riverfront Park. The Howard Street Bridge South will be demolished and replaced. The bridge, just north of the Rotary Fountain, is fenced off, causing a re-route for pedestrians. A pedestrian bridge just to the east and pathways provide alternate routes through the park. Looks for signs and maps along the fence for directions. Traffic will not be impacted by these additions. Details about the projects may be found here.
Monroe and Bridge: April 2016 to Fall 2017
1 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tank near Monroe Street and Bridge/Summit ParkwayTraffic Revisions:
1 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tank on the corner of Monroe, to the west of Anthony’s, located at the northwest corner of Lincoln and Summit Boulevard. Traffic Revisions: this parking lot will be closed, but traffic will not be impacted. Alternate parking options may be found here.
Monroe and Lincoln | Second to Main : May 2016 to Summer 2017
Most major work is complete. Avista and utilities will be working on Lincoln between First Ave and Sprague spring to summer of 2017. Once utility work is complete the final layer of asphalt will be laid. MoreTraffic Revisions:
Lane closures along Lincoln while utility work is being compelted.
Adams and First: Spring 2017 to Winter 2019
This project will construct a 2.4 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) tank and the necessary piping for the City of Spokane's Cleaner River Faster program. The Phase I Utility Relocation package work will begin on Sprague Street between Jefferson and Cedar Street. Phase 2 is the construction of the CSO tank which will take 18 months to complete. The last phase of this project will be the landscaping work above the tank providing a community park to the aea of west downtown. MoreTraffic Revisions:
Sprague Avenue between Cedar and Jefferson Street is closed. Cedar and Adams Street are closed between 1st and Sprague Avenue, except to local traffic. On street parking will not be available in the closed section. Pedestrian access will be maintained from Cedar Street to Studio One Hair Salon.
Spokane Falls Boulevard : Spring 2017 to Summer 2019
2.2 million gallon Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tank installed at Spokane Falls Boulevard between Post and Monroe with surface to include a new public plaza.Traffic Revisions:
Spokane Falls will be closed between Lincoln and Monroe during construction. Lincoln from Spokane Falls to Main will be converted to two-way traffic to allow for exit from the River Park Square parking garage. To get north from Spokane Falls, take Post. south bound traffic is requested to take Howard.
Division, Browne and Ruby Streets: Beginning Spring 2017
Pedestrian safety improvements will be added to the Division Street corridor including ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, wider sidewalks, signal system upgrades and additional pedestrian lighting. Landscaping improvements will include street trees, planters, and artwork. Asphalt resurfacing of Division, Browne and Ruby from I-90 to Euclid, lane restriping and storm drainage repair will be included as well. More Information.Traffic Revisions:
Division and Browne will remain open during construction, but expect periodic lane closures and slow traffic. Travel north on Hamilton or Lincoln.
Post Street Bridge: Beginning Early 2019
Reconstruction of the Post Street Bridge over the Spokane RiverTraffic Revisions:
Beginning Early 2019: Reconstruction of the Post Street Bridge over the Spokane River. Traffic Revisions: Closure of Post Street Bridge; try alternate routes to be announced at a later date instead to bypass construction.
Smaller projects include a new surface on Wall Street between Spokane Falls Boulevard and Main Avenue, sewer work on Riverside Avenue west of Monroe,
streetscape improvements on Main Avenue, and gateway improvements in the Division/Browne corridor.