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Months-long construction project begins on Argonne Road

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A new construction project just kicked off on one of our area's busiest roads and it will last until mid-October.  The $1.2 million project will repair curbs and asphalt on Argonne from the Spokane River, north to Wellesley.

"Construction on Argonne, it is a necessary evil. It's going to try our patience," said Spokane Valley resident Jane Baker.

Baker works at the Argonne Library. It can take her 20 minutes to get home after work on a good day. "I've already planned a 10 mile detour to get around home," said Baker.

She doesn't know what to exactly expect yet on day one so KHQ went to and experiment. We found that around 12:00 p.m., it can take about eight minutes to go one direction. Of course, it depends what time of day you travel.   

Baker has already taken into account what alternate route she will be taking since there are no detours. "I will be taking Upriver Drive to Evergreen. Evergreen to Trent,  Trent backtrack to Pines, get across Pines and then head south," said Baker.

The city says it depends on where you are going. They suggest if you are coming off Green Bluff, you can take Forker and Bigelow Gulch. Or if you are getting off the interstate, you can take the Broadway or Pines exit instead. 

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