SPOKANE, Wash. – Construction in downtown Spokane has caused headaches for businesses and visitors over the last month, but projects will soon be wrapping up.
Tamarack Public House owner, Teresa Gonder, said she is one of the businesses that was struggling from a lack of walk-in customers during the construction. She said, though the construction was needed, she just wants to get back to business.
“It’s just going to be business as usual, and that is something we all need. Whether you’re coming downtown for work, business or pleasure, it’s just going to be back to normal which is a good thing,” said Gonder.
City officials said most of the construction projects will be completed as early as December 5. Those include construction on Lincoln Street from 2nd to 8th and the Lincoln/Monroe project. Officials said there will be more lanes opened up along Lincoln and Monroe.
According to City officials, the only step left to complete in the construction is for signal lights to be installed. Stop signs will remain in place until those lights are put in.
Though some projects will be completed, there are some that will be paused until the spring. For example, the Martin Luther King Jr. Way project and Monroe Combined Sewer Overflow projects.