The Spokane County Public Works Department celebrated the start of construction for the Bigelow Gulch-Forker Road Interchange with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, March 13th at 10 am. The $9.4 million interchange is the next phase of the Bigelow/Forker Corridor Project. During the event, the Board of County Commissioners were joined by representatives of the 4th Legislative District and the Washington State Department of Transportation. They also were joined by the Washington State County Road Administration Board and the State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, both of which provided a significant amount of funding for the project.
Spokane County proposes to widen and improve part of Bigelow Gulch Road to make it safer, accommodate more traffic, and allow freight to move through the area more easily.
The proposed action is the expansion of the existing Bigelow Gulch Road in Spokane County, Washington. The corridor improvement focuses on the Bigelow Gulch Road right-of-way (ROW) and is referred to as the "Urban Connector Alignment".
The Urban Connector Alignment project would straighten and widen both the existing Bigelow Gulch Road and Forker Road to meet the objectives of improved safety, reduced congestion, and support of state and regional freight mobility initiatives.