Monroe Street Bridge Work Completed Early | News
With road construction happening all over Spokane, drivers will be excited to hear that work on the Monroe Street Bridge will be completed a few days early. The bridge will be open in time for Friday's morning commute.
The bridge has been closed since June 3rd to work on stormwater management from city streets within the Kendall Yards development. The project will redirect stormwater that currently drains untreated into the Spokane River.
Now, that water will be directed into a retention tank and pumped into a treatment area located in Olmsted Green, a new park being built in Kendall Yards. The stormwater will be filtered and percolated back into the ground. The project is part of the new Integrated Clean Water Plan the city is developing.
Utility crews took advantage of the bridge being closed to make needed repairs and do maintenance on signal and lighting work, installation of a sewer monitoring cellular antenna and patching.
“Our goal is always to minimize disruptions to businesses, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians by coordinating street and utility projects to keep our streets open,” said Jan Quintrall, Spokane's Business and Developer Services Director. “We appreciate the patience during construction and are pleased to be able to reopen the Monroe Street Bridge ahead of schedule.”