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CONNECT: Dan Answers Questions About Grand Ave. Construction

SPOKANE, Wash. -  Dan received several questions about the road construction project on the South Hill along Grand Blvd. including this email from Laura:

"I am just curious as to why they are ripping up Grand Blvd.... the road was in good condition there... they should have taken it to the other side of 29th towards Manito or around the hospital...those places are horrible."   

"My husband says it is really hard to go for a motorcycle ride and enjoy it when he has to worry about all those pot holes...why are they fixing roads that don't need fixed? It just really doesn't make any sense to me at all."

Laura is talking about Grand Blvd. south from 29th to High Drive. The city says that stretch of road is in disrepair which is why it was one of the streets identified in 2004 to be repaired under the 10-year street bond approved by voters. But it's not just about repaving the road.

The project also includes replacing a 12-inch sewer main which is funded by the wastewater department from 34th Ave. to High Drive.

Construction crews will also install handicap curb ramps with a completion date for the entire project of mid-to-late August.

By the way 29th Ave. from Grand Blvd. east to High Dr. will be repaired under the street bond next year.

Ann Deasy of the city says "we know there are many streets in Spokane that are in need of repair. The 2004 street bond will help fix some of them, and we hope to go to voters for another bond to assist with this in a few years."

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