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Public invited to Sept. 27 North Spokane Corridor Celebration of Progress

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 08:40

Beth Bousley, communications, 509-324-6015
Ryan Overton, communications, 509-324-6014

Event to showcase new construction on North Spokane Corridor project and break ground on the 2nd BNSF Railroad Realignment project

SPOKANE – The public is invited to join federal, state and local elected officials on Friday, Sept. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to celebrate progress on the North Spokane Corridor (NSC) and commemorate the final push to completion with a groundbreaking for the latest project: the BNSF 2nd Railroad Realignment.

The event will celebrate the collaboration between the Washington State Department of Transportation and partners that made this project possible, and will include remarks from some of the legislators and stakeholders that continue to be part of this team effort.

Learn about current projects, future plans, and the unique public engagement process which ensures communities have opportunities to guide how the NSC and the Children of the Sun Trail will affect surrounding neighborhoods. Visit the photo booth to commemorate the day with an "I was there" snapshot.

To kick off the start of a series of large scale projects over the next few years, there will be a groundbreaking for the BNSF 2nd Railroad Realignment. This work will relocate the BNSF tracks and allow a clear path to continued building the North Spokane Corridor down to the Spokane River.

The $800 Million project is anticipated to be complete by 2029. When finished, the NSC will connect I-90 on the south end to US 2 (at Farwell Road) and US 395 (at Wandermere on the north end.)

North Spokane Corridor Celebration of Progress

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 27

Where: Under the Francis Street overpass structure on the newly constructed section of the NSC. The event can be accessed using Freya Street and the future northbound US 395/NSC off-ramp. Attendees will then travel west on the northbound off-ramp to the Freya Structures where parking in available. The event will be located to the south under the Francis Street overpass structure in the northbound lanes.

Details: Elected officials and stakeholders will share brief remarks beginning at 10 a.m., then break ground on the latest BNSF 2nd Railroad Realignment. Staff will be on hand to discuss future projects and the public engagement process. Photographers will be snapping and sharing Polaroid pictures for visitors to commemorate the day.

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