Work begins on south portion of North Spokane Corridor

SPOKANE, Wash. — Work has finally begun on the portion of the North Spokane Corridor south of the Spokane River.

Last week, crews started work at Spokane Community College—which this north-south freeway will pass alongside. Chunks of asphalt were cut and lifted out, and starting Wednesday, crews will begin pouring foundational concrete for freeway footings.

The North Spokane Corridor has been under construction since 2001, with the last two decades dedicated to drainage work, lowering certain roads, realigning railroads, and most notably the construction of the north portion of the freeway, which finished in 2012.

The project is expected to be finished in 2029.