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Spokane Speeds Up Construction Projects

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Spokane City Council recently approved a $400,000 contract to design the renovation for Upriver Dam's pump house and operations center.

The work had been scheduled for a couple years from now, but Mayor Mary Verner has pushed for earlier start dates for already planned and funded projects to take advantage of low construction prices.

This summer, Spokane sped up 12 street rehabilitation projects instead of just the nine that were planned.

City engineer Mike Taylor said the city can save hundreds of thousands of dollars by moving projects ahead because construction companies are desperate for work.
   

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