Geiger Boulevard Infrastructure Improvements

General Description

​Geiger Boulevard is an important corridor within the Spokane Region transportation network and has become the attraction for new large employers and economic generators within Spokane County. Lands bordering Geiger Boulevard are mainly zoned for commercial and industrial development, and in recent years there have been several applications to develop these lands. Of these applications, Project Rose is significant. Project Rose is a 2.6 million square Amazon-like foot warehouse and distribution center that is estimated to bring 2,963 new jobs to the area. Project Rose is also expected to substantially increase the number of vehicles, especially heavy trucks, along Geiger Boulevard and connecting I-90 facilities. Spokane County is requesting $14.3 million to upgrade Geiger Boulevard. When complete, infrastructure improvements along Geiger Boulevard will deliver long-lasting connectivity to Spokane County and the City of Spokane’s developing industrial lands, and will support further economic activity and development in the region. A robust benefit cost analysis has been completed and shows that for every dollar of investment in Geiger Boulevard improvements, the project yields a benefit of over $60.3 million.

Improvements along Geiger Boulevard and connecting facilities include:

• The upgrade of Geiger Boulevard from a two-lane bituminous surface road (chip-sealed) to a three-lane asphalt roadway with a center left-turn lane and a separated 10’ shared-used pathway

​ • The signalization of the Hayford Road & Geiger Boulevard intersection

​ • The upgrade of ramp terminals at both the Medical Lake and Grove Road Interchanges, from stop-controlled intersections to roundabouts

​ • The installation of a new parallel bridge across I-90 at the Medical Lake Interchange to provide additional vehicle travel lanes as well as a shared-use pathway

​ • The installation and design considerations for bus stops at major intersections and trip generators along Geiger Boulevard (i.e. Project Rose)

​ • The installation of water, sewer, and fiber utilities along the length of the corridor that services current and future industrial and commercial developments

  1. Public Works


    Physical Address
    1026 W Broadway Avenue
    Public Works Building
    Spokane, WA 99260-0170

    Mailing Address
    1026 W Broadway Avenue
    Public Works Building
    Spokane, WA 99260-0170

    Phone: 509-477-3600
    Fax: 509-477-7655



Funding Partners

  • Spokane County ( Link )
  • WSDOT ( Link )
  • STA ( Link )
  • City of Spokane ( Link )
  • West Plains/Airport Area Public Development Authority ( Link )