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Spokane passes levy, invests $500 million in road projects

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Spokane voters passed a street levy yesterday, which will add $5 million annually to the budget for road projects for the next 20 years. Spokane voters passed a street levy yesterday, which will add $5 million annually to the budget for road projects for the next 20 years.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane voters passed a street levy yesterday, which will add $5 million annually to the budget for road projects for the next 20 years.

The total budget will be $25 million, which includes the levy, $15 million in federal and state grant funding, and $5 million in city utility funding. That means the city expects to spend $500 million over the next two decades on Spokane roads.

The focus is arterial roads, and the city says they're hoping to repair all 266 miles of those streets.

The money will, in large part, go toward repaving. However, many of the schedule products include landscaping, re-piping, and reinforcing pavement to ensure new roads aren't quickly destroyed.

The projects will begin next year when Spokane thaws.

For information on the projects scheduled for the coming years, visit the links below.

https://static.spokanecity.org/documents/news/2014/06/19/city-adds-detail-to-funding-proposal-for-streets/2014-proposed-project-list.pdf

https://static.spokanecity.org/documents/news/2014/06/19/city-adds-detail-to-funding-proposal-for-streets/street-levy-2015-proposed-project-map.pdf

https://static.spokanecity.org/documents/news/2014/06/19/city-adds-detail-to-funding-proposal-for-streets/street-levy-2016-proposed-project-map.pdf

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