City explores car-first changes on 37th

In the 1980s, the City of Spokane began acquiring property for a project known as the Ray-Freya Crossover. These properties are generally still held by the City.

In 2017, the City Council wisely removed a South Hill project known as the Ray-Freya Crossover from the city’s 6-year Arterial Street Plan and the Comprehensive Plan. The project, which was sharply criticized by the community, would have created a new arterial connecting Ray and Freya through Ferris High School, and had been proposed in various forms since the 1980s.

In a compromise with City traffic engineers, the City Council funded a project analyzing car-oriented traffic alternatives to the project. That study is now underway, and we have our first look at the suggestions.

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