Traffic Alert: Freya Street Bridge Now Open - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Traffic Alert: Freya Street Bridge Now Open

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Freya St. Bridge re-opened on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.  Construction on the $7 million project to build a single structure over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad lines just north of Broadway Avenue, replacing two side-by-side bridges, began August 1, 2009. The contractor, Garco Construction completed the Freya St. Bridge ahead of schedule and stayed on budget.

"This project will complete the Freya Corridor, which provides a critical transportation link for commercial traffic," says Mayor Mary Verner. "This project also will relieve traffic congestion and improve safety for drivers and other road users."

The Freya Street Bridge is the last of five projects that essentially rebuilt the Freya Street corridor.  Other projects completed over the last six years include: the new Freya Way Bridge; completion of the Thor/Freya St. Couplet; rehabilitation of Freya St. from Sprague to Alki avenues, and realignment of Broadway Ave. which moved its connection with Freya St. to Alki Ave.

The project was funded by federal Bridge Replacement money, the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, and City of Spokane.

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