TJ Meenach Drive Closure
Posted: 6/7/2017 9:30:58 AM

TJ Meenach Drive north of the Spokane River to Northwest Boulevard closes July 24 as part of The City of Spokane’s Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction Project.

The project is expected to be completed by Sept. 11.

Traffic coming to and leaving Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) and the Magnuson Center will detour onto Pettet Drive to Maxwell Avenue and the Maple/Ash corridor.  SFCC and the Magnuson Center also can be accessed using Government Way and Fort George Wright Drive during construction.

The city also expects to narrow traffic on Fort George Wright Drive near the Magnuson Building and TJ Meenach Drive in mid-June. Reader boards will notify drivers with closure and detour information throughout construction.

The Spokane Transit Authority (STA) plans to operate shuttles between the downtown STA Plaza to SFCC. The shuttle will loop around campus using Fort George Wright Drive and Elliott Drive.

A 1.4 million-gallon concrete tank is being constructed on park property near the southeast corner of TJ Meenach Drive and Northwest Boulevard. The tank, similar to others constructed throughout the city, is designed to reduce overflows from combined wastewater and storm water sewers to the Spokane River in order to preserve the health of the river, according to Mike Cash, project field manager for the city.

Walkways, trails, trees and an overview of the river are included in the project.

For information, contact, Cindy Kinzer, 625-6700, or, or visit

Posted: 6/7/2017 9:30:58 AM by Mark Baker
Tags: PressRelease, SFCC
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