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Pedestrians, businesses sound off on downtown Spokane construction chaos

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Monroe St. in downtown Spokane has been under construction for months. Greg Johnson works two blocks away from this intersection, and says his walk to and from work has not been an easy one.

"You don't find out a sidewalks closed until your 10 feet from where it's closed out. It'd be helpful if they told you at the other end of the street," Johnson said.

With sidewalks closed, pedestrians are walking through the construction.

"When they're more active and have lots going on and have big pits dug you want to be mindful of it," said Shawn Wilson.

Michael Bonnes, owner of Brooklyn Deli, says business hasn't been the same since construction started.

"I've got some of my regular customers that were coming in when we first opened, and I haven't seen them since the middle of June," said Bonnes.

After talking with road crews at the City of Spokane, they say they will be adding pedestrian crossing back to this intersection.

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