Temporary lane closures required as Avista performs infrastructure upgrades
North Monroe Street between West Main Avenue and Sprague Avenue will be impacted Oct. 8 until Nov. 23.
Spokane Wash. – Oct. 3, 2018: Upgrades to Avista’s 100 year old underground electrical system in downtown Spokane is requiring temporary lane closures. The west two lanes of Monroe Street between West Main Avenue and Sprague Avenue will be closed starting on October 8 and ending on November 23.
To ensure public safety and aid with traffic flow, flaggers and traffic control will be in place. Avista and their contractor, Potelco, will be using a crane, excavator and other heavy equipment at various times during the upgrade. Outages are not expected during this period of work.
“We appreciate your patience as we work to update Avista’s aging infrastructure and increase the reliability of our electrical system,” said Ryan Bradeen, Avista’s manager of the downtown Spokane electrical network.
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