Crane to shut down part of Spokane Street for two weeks

From staff reports

Continued construction on the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center will shut down a portion of Spokane Street for two weeks, beginning today.

Spokane Street between NE Stadium Way and Washington Street will be closed until April 22 to allow for a crane, according to a WSU news release. This crane will be used to place 80-foot-long pieces of metal roofing onto the building.

Bus routes will be modified to accommodate this closure. A temporary bus stop has been placed on the corner of Spokane Street and NE Stadium Way, according to the news release.

This stage of the project, including the closure of the street, was initially planned for the middle of March over spring break, but was delayed due to weather constraints.

Next month, May 16 – 17 at 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will also be a traffic revision at the intersection of NE Stadium Way and Spokane Street for the cultural center’s connection to the campus storm system, according to a WSU news release.

The right lane going down the hill toward E Main Street, and pedestrian and bike paths, will be closed, according to the release. Detour signs for pedestrians will be placed for safety.

The revision should be removed, and the storm system tie-in completed on the afternoon of May 17.

Reporting by Carmen Jaramillo and Rosemarie Blume